Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing


Take a break from ordinary stuffing and try this spicy Italian version. It's great with turkey or most any meat.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing
Kritsada Panichgul


  • 6 cup ciabatta bread torn into bite-size pieces

  • 12 ounce bulk mild Italian sausage

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh sage

  • ½ teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (2 ounces)

  • ¼ cup dried currants

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian ( flat-leaf) parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ - ¾ 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.


Or use the bread mixture to stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey before roasting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
21g Fat
34g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 875mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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