Sourdough Stuffing With Pears and Sausage

Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

From Cooking Light November 2005.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Arrange bread ina single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 425°F for 9 minutes or until golden. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Remove casings from sausage. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage, and cook for 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add sausage to bread cubes, tossing to combine. Set aside.
  4. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; saute 10 minutes or until onion begins to brown. Stir in mushrooms; cook 4 minutes. Stir in pear, basil, tarragon, and salt; cook 4 minutes or until pear begins to soften, stirring occasionally. Add pear mixture to bread mixture, tossing gently to combine. Stir in broth and pepper.
  5. Place bread mixture in a 13x9-in baking dish coated with cooking spray; cover with foil. Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake stuffing an additional 15 minutes or until top of stuffing is crisp.

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