Fresh Sage, Apple, Sausage & Parsnip Stuffing

Beth Renzetti


Oh golly this looks delicious beyond imagination and is the recipe I'm using this year! Chock full of ingredients to the Pacific Northwest USA.

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1 Hr 30 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


1 1/2 lb
loaf sliced sourdough bread with crust, cubed
1 1/2 lb
hot italian sausage, bulk or casings removed
1 1/2 lb
sweet italian sausage, bulk or casings removed
2 c
celery, diced small
6 c
onions, diced small
3/4 c
unsalted butter, divided
3 lb
pippin or granny smith apples, peeled, cored & cubed,
2 lb
parsnips, peeled, cubed
3/4 c
packed fresh sage leaves, cut into chiffonade
1/2 c
low sodium chicken stock
salt & pepper to taste


1Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake bread cubes on 2 large rimmed baking sheets until lightly toasted, about 20 minutes.
2Sauté sausages in very large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, breaking into pieces with spoon, about 15 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to large bowl; add bread.
3Add onions and celery to same skillet and sauté until golden brown, about 10 minutes; transfer to bowl with bread.
4Melt 1/4 cup butter in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and sauté until tender, about 8 minutes; mix apples into stuffing.
5Melt 1/4 cup butter in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add parsnips and sauté until golden, about 10 minutes; mix into stuffing.
6Melt 1/4 cup butter in same skillet. Add sage and sauté until dark green, about 2 minutes. Mix sage and butter into stuffing. Season with salt and pepper.
7Butter 15x10x2-inch glass baking dish. Stuff turkey. Transfer remaining stuffing to prepared dish; drizzle with 1/2 cup chicken broth. Cover with foil. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
**OR transfer all stuffing to a large, buttered baking dish & proceed as directed.**
8Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake stuffing covered until heated through, about 1 hour. Uncover and bake until beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Holidays, #PNW