Sausage and Walnut Dressing

Beth Johnston


When I was a Senior in High School my term paper was about the foods of the middle ages of England. I found a similar dressing in an old English cookbook. I updated and changed some of the ingredients. When it was time to present my term paper I served roasted turkey with Sausage and Walnut dressing to the class for lunch. This earned me an A+ on the term paper. Thirty-four years later, I am still making the Sausage and Walnut dressing whenever I roast a turkey.


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30 Min
45 Min


  • 2 lb
    breakfast sausage
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 medium
    onions, finely chopped
  • 2
    stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    english walnuts, finely chopped
  • ·
    liver from turkey, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    loaf of bread
  • 3
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 c
    chicken broth

How to Make Sausage and Walnut Dressing


  1. Fry sausage until all the fat is rendered. Drain and place in bowl.
  2. Heat the butter and fry the onions, celery, walnuts and turkey liver for 5 minutes over moderate heat.
  3. Add these ingredients to the sausage.
  4. Pinch slices of bread into smaller pieces. Add to sausage.
  5. Add remaining ingredients mixing well. Place in 9 x 13 baking dish cover with foil and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake 5 - 10 minutes more. Serve

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