FARCE A LA TAPENADE - Turkey stuffing

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by kiwidutch

My favorite Thanksgiving stuffing. Adapted from Julia Child. I always cook outside of the turkey.

Top Review by Vicki in AZ

Excellent. I tried it to make sure that it would be a hit at Thanksgiving. We all loved it. My husband is still requesting cornbread stuffing cooked inside the bird, so I'll be doing two birds and two dressings (as usual).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break up sausage meat and sauté in a frying pan over low heat until lightly browned; drain, reserving fat.
  2. Place sausage meat in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Return 2 tablespoons of sausage fat to the frying pan (if sausage meat didn't render enough fat, substitute olive oil); sauté onions until golden- about 8 minutes; add optional minced liver and sauté with onion an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add onion mixture to sausage.
  5. Sauté mushrooms in 2 additional tablespoons of sausage fat (or olive oil) until pieces begin to separate from each other; add to sausage mixture.
  6. Add olives, anchovies, capers, orange zest, eggs, garlic, and herbs to sausage meat.
  7. Fold in the croutons, add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Loosely stuff front and rear cavities of turkey immediately before roasting, or bake for 50 minutes in a 350 degree F.
  9. oven in a covered casserole.
  10. Makes about 2-1/2 quarts, or enough to stuff a 16- to 20-pound turkey.

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