My husband wanted a bit of a different spin on the Holiday Stuffing, so I combined our two favorites Herb Stuffing & Corn Bread, then added Apples, Mushrooms & Sage Sausage along with the other herbs & spices, & it made a wonderful Stuffing. Using the liquids that accumulated from the Grilled Smoked Citrus Turkey, really boosted the flavors to a new level.
It was one great stuffing idea that pleased everyone, we loved it with the meaty giblet gravy & Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce. Topping it off with Homemade Rolls & the Cheesy Green Bean Casserole made this a great Thanksgiving Meal.
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 (9X12) deep dish pans with cooking spray, & set aside till needed, or use 1 extra long pan if desired. Some of the ingredients used to make the stuffing.
2Cook sausage in large skillet over medium high heat, until no pink remains, remove sausage but leave fat, if you used a GOOD quality sausage, OTHERWISE YOU MAY NEED TO DRAIN SOME OF THE FAT, crumble sausage into smaller pieces and set aside till needed.
3Chop veggies & fruit or use food processor. Then add butter and chopped fruit & veggie mixture, sliced mushrooms to large skillet and sauté until tender about 10 minutes.
4Add both bags of stuffing mix to a large mixing bowl. Add in the sautéed veggie & fruit mixture & add in the cooked sausage, & stir to blend together. Don't forget to add in all of the spices, sage thyme, pepper, and granulated garlic.
5To a medium size bowl add the eggs and both cans of soup and whisk together until well blended.
6Chop the giblets and discard the bones from the turkey neck, divide the giblets between the stuffing and the gravy, then add to the stuffing and stir in till blended.
7Add the soup mixture to the stuffing and stir till blended. Then add in enough of the broth or pan drippings as needed to make the stuffing moist.
8Pour stuffing mixture into the 2 prepared casserole dishes. Place in preheated 350 degree F. oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes until stuffing is hot and bubbly. Serve as desired. I froze one pan for a later meal.
9Serve the stuffing with Giblet Gravy, and Enjoy a nice meal.