Sausage and Sourdough Bread Stuffing

Sausage Sourdough Bread Stuffing recipe from Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light: Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook by Editors of Cooking Light.
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Like your stuffing soft and creamy, or crunchy? No need to choose with a simple two-step baking process—covered first to allow the stuffing to steam, then uncovered to make the top a toasted, crispy brown.

Ingredients

10cups (1/2-inch) cubed sourdough bread (about 1 pound)
3tablespoons unsalted butter
2cups finely chopped onion
1cup finely chopped celery
15ounces hot turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
3tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
3tablespoons chopped fresh sage
3tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2teaspoon black pepper
2cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1cup water
1large egg, lightly beaten
cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Arrange bread in single layers on 2 jelly-roll pans. Bake at 350Åã for 20 minutes or until golden, rotating pans after 10 minutes. Turn oven off; leave pans in oven 30 minutes or until bread is crisp.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook 11 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl. Add sausage to pan. Increase heat; sauté 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove sausage from pan using a slotted spoon; add sausage to vegetable mixture. Stir in bread, herbs, and pepper; toss. Combine broth, 1 cup water, and egg, stirring well. Drizzle broth mixture over bread mixture; toss. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9–inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Uncover and cook 20 minutes or until browned. Serves 14 (serving size: about 3/4 cup).

Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light: Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook by Editors of Cooking Light.

Reprinted with permission from Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light: Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook by Editors of Cooking Light. Purchase here.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 149
  • Fat 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol 34 mg
  • Sodium 396 mg
  • Carbohydrate 15.9 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 7.2 g
  • Calcium 61 mg
  • Iron 1.6 mg