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Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 40 mins
Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing
  • 6  cups  ciabatta bread torn into bite-size pieces
  • 12  ounces  bulk mild Italian sausage
  • 1  cup  chopped onion
  • 1/2  cup  chopped celery
  • 2  teaspoons  snipped fresh thyme
  • 1  teaspoon  snipped fresh sage
  • 1/2  teaspoon  snipped fresh rosemary
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2  cup  shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1/4  cup  dried currants
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh Italian ( flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/2 - 3/4  cup  chicken broth
  •  Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 2-quart shallow baking dish; set aside. Spread bread pieces evenly in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bread is dry, stirring once. Transfer to a very large bowl; set aside.

2. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until brown. Drain off fat. Transfer sausage to the bowl.

3. In the same skillet, cook onion, celery, thyme, sage, and rosemary in hot oil over medium-high heat until onion and celery are tender. Transfer onion mixture to the bowl. Stir in egg, the 1/2 cup cheese, the currants, parsley, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with enough of the broth to moisten, tossing gently to combine.

4. Transfer bread mixture to the prepared baking dish.* Cover and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • Or use the bread mixture to stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey before roasting.
Nutrition Facts (Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 384,
  • Fat, total (g) 21,
  • chol. (mg) 63,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 34,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 10,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 14,
  • sodium (mg) 875,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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