Kid's Apple Sausage Stuffing (Makes 8-10 Servings)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 40 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound bread cubes (I use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white bread cubes, but you can also buy other types of bread cubes that are already dried out and skip step 1).
  • 3 chicken apple sausage links (or 1/2 pound ground sausage)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter plus more for greasing
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped (gala, fuji, or golden delicious)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock

Preparation

1. Toast bread cubes in a 300 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.

2. Turn the oven temperature to 350 degrees.

3. If using sausage links, remove casings.

4. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large saute pan over medium heat and cook sausage for 3-5 minutes or until cooked through. Remove to a plate.

5. Heat butter in the saute pan over medium heat and cook the apples, celery, onion, thyme and salt for 6-8 minutes until soft and tender.

6. Place the bread cubes in a bowl with the sausage, vegetables, eggs and chicken stock. Combine thoroughly.

7. Grease a 11 x 7 baking dish. Place the stuffing mixture in the dish.

8. Bake for 40 minutes.

9. Serve.