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polish cabbage stuffing for turkey

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

My Polish mother-in-law's family recipe. My hubby said he was cooking Thanksgiving dinner & making cabbage stuffing. My family was horrified! I made "back up" stuffing (didn't think we'd like this weird recipe, it was not OUR traditional Thanksgiving fare). We liked it so much, that we never ate my "back up" stuffing! We learned many things that Thanksgiving, like everyone has their own traditions & don't be afraid to try new things... & MAKE NEW TRADITIONS ! Photo of 45 pound turkey! Yep, you read right, a gift because we had the biggest oven! Play With Your Food ! xo

★★★★★ 4
serves 20-30 cook time is for roast pan version, stuffed turkey go by turkey directions
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For polish cabbage stuffing for turkey

  • 1 md
    head cabbage (chopped or shredded)
  • 3 lg
    onions (diced)
  • 1
    stalk celery (diced)
  • 3 lg
    apples (diced)
  • 1 c
    butter (or margarine)
  • 2 tsp
    each: ground sage and poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    each: ground black pepper and salt
  • water or poultry broth (enough to moisten stuffing)
  • 5
    loaves of bread (torn up)

How To Make polish cabbage stuffing for turkey

  • 1
    Saute' cabbage, onion, celery and apple in butter until translucent and tender. Combine vegetable mixture with spices and bread in a large roast pan or bowl. Sprinkle with water or broth until well moistened. Stuff and truss your turkey(s) There will be enough for (3) 30-pound turkeys or extra to bake in a greased covered casserole or roast pan at 325° for about 45 minutes (or til done). Take the cover off the last 10 minutes to brown. *** Don't forget to baste the turkey and stuffing... and add some to the pan of dressing too.
  • 2
    We come from a huge family...(and extended family) and sometimes have to make turkey x 3 !!! If we are making one turkey... we bake the extra dressing in a large pan in the oven.
  • 3
    Baked or Roasted Turkey *** Follow directions on turkey packaging (or in a recipe book) To determine how long to cook the turkey with or without stuffing.
  • 4
    45 pound turkey raw. We were given this farm raised turkey because we had the biggest oven... I sure miss that big old oven!
  • 5
    45 pound turkey cooked. The pop can looks pretty small compared to the turkey!