For the next week We are going to be bringing you some of the best Thanksgiving Day Meal recipes, lets get this party started with a little stuffing!
•6  cups  ciabatta bread torn into bite-size pieces
•12  ounces  bulk mild Italian sausage
•1  cup  chopped onion
•1/2  cup  chopped celery
•2  teaspoons  snipped fresh thyme
•1  teaspoon  snipped fresh sage
•1/2  teaspoon  snipped fresh rosemary
•2  tablespoons  olive oil
•1    egg, lightly beaten
•1/2  cup  shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (2 ounces)
•1/4  cup  dried currants
•2  tablespoons  snipped fresh Italian ( flat-leaf) parsley
•1/4  teaspoon  salt
•1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
•1/2  to 3/4 cup  chicken broth
•Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 2-quart shallow baking dish; set aside. Spread bread pieces evenly in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bread is dry, stirring once. Transfer to a very large bowl; set aside.
2. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until brown. Drain off fat. Transfer sausage to the bowl.
3. In the same skillet, cook onion, celery, thyme, sage, and rosemary in hot oil over medium-high heat until onion and celery are tender. Transfer onion mixture to the bowl. Stir in egg, the 1/2 cup cheese, the currants, parsley, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with enough of the broth to moisten, tossing gently to combine.
4. Transfer bread mixture to the prepared baking dish.* Cover and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese. Makes 8 servings.
*Tip: Or use the bread mixture to stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey before roasting.
nutrition facts
•Servings Per Recipe 8 servings Calories384, Total Fat (g)21, Saturated Fat (g)7, Monounsaturated Fat (g)10, Polyunsaturated Fat (g)3, Cholesterol (mg)63, Sodium (mg)875, Carbohydrate (g)34, Total Sugar (g)5, Fiber (g)2, Protein (g)14, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet