Recipe by Terri F.
Everyone loved to come to our house for Thanksgiving because my Dad made the best stuffing! There was never any left over.This will stuff a 16 - 20 lb. turkey, plus some!
Top Review by sandrasothere
I have been trying for several years now to duplicate my own dad's Thanksgiving sausage stuffing. He passed away before I had a chance to make him write it all down. Each year, I've found a recipe that sounded close, tried it, and they just didn't quite make the grade. Well Terri...this is the one! The only adjustment I made was to add two beaten eggs, because I remember my dad's stuffing as having some sort of binder. I used the giblets and livers for the stock, but did not chop and add them to the stuffing. I did not stuff the bird, but put the stuffing in a large casserole (makes plenty!), and baked for about an hour. Crispy on the top, moist throughout...this was just delicious and something I've been craving for a long time. I can't thank you enough!
- 1 lb sausage (good quality)
- 3 (6 ounce) boxes Kellogg's croutettes ((or your favorite herb seasoned cubed stuffing)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 stalks celery, sliced
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 8 ounces chicken livers
- turkey giblets
- turkey neck bone
- 4 -5 cups water
Directions See How It's Made
- In large pan (dutch oven) brown sausage, scrambling while browning until sausage is in small pieces.
- Do not drain!
- Add onion, celery, butter, poultry seasoning, chicken livers, giblets, turkey neck bone, and water.
- Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 90 minutes.
- Remove livers, giblets, and neck bone.
- Discard neck bone, chop livers and giblets into small pieces and return to stock.
- Put Croutettes into large bowl.
- Add stock with meat and vegetables until all croutons are well moistened.
- You will use most if not all of the stock, as you want the croutettes to be very moist.
- Stuff turkey, and put remainder of stuffing into 2 quart casserole dish.
- Bake as directed for turkey, casserole will need 40 minutes at 350 F degrees.