Italian Sausage Stuffing with Wine and Raisins

This is the new star of your holiday table.
Italian Sausage Stuffing

Italian Sausage Stuffing
This Italian sausage stuffing is not as easy as the stuff in the box you make on the stovetop, but if you are going to have one star of your holiday table, it should be this stuffing.

For years, I have been making Oyster Cornbread Dressing and I love it. It’s really a great stuffing or dressing.  It’s been in my family for I don’t know how many years.  I stopped.

We went to visit my cousin in South Carolina.  While I was there, I got some of my Grandmother’s handwritten recipes.  My cousin raved about this one and how everyone loved it when she made it, so I took a picture of it as well.  The recipe originally appeared in Sunset Magazine and googling for it did not show the results.  So, here it is from the original magazine print.

Italian Sausage Stuffing with Wine and Raisins

I did make some changes to the original recipe.  Sometimes, foods and brands from some years ago are no longer popular so you can’t find them in the stores.  I was unable to find unseasoned stuffing cubes, so I got Pepperidge Farms Herb Seasoned Cubes.   I really think they gave a good flavor, but next time I think I’m going to use dried Pain de Mie.

The other change I made was a little more practical.  I had a bottle of wine with only a little left so I mixed it with water and chicken base. It was really a perfect blend of flavors. When you make this, make sure you use good white wine, something that you enjoy and would serve to your guests.

I think everything needs a little Justice, so I threw a couple of shakes of that in as well.  Celebrations and Justice, what could be better?

Most recipes tell you to drain thawed frozen spinach.  Don’t do that for this recipe. You need the liquid to moisten the stuffing.  It may look like all that’s in the bowl won’t fit in a two-quart casserole.  It will. Without further ado, I present…

Italian Sausage Stuffing

Ellie's Italian Sausage Stuffing

This is the new star of your holiday table.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Difficulty: Moderate
Servings: 10
Calories: 376kcal

Equipment

2-quart casserole

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp chicken base
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 lb mild Italian sausage, crumbled
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1/4 lb mushrooms, sliced
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 cup Almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 box unseasoned stuffing cubes

Instructions

  • Make chicken broth by stirring the chicken base in hot water. Set aside.
    Italian Sausage Stuffing with Wine and Raisins
  • In a 5-quart pan, melt butter. Add sausage, celery, and onion; cook over medium-high heat until sausage browned, about 20 minutes, stirring often.
    Italian Sausage Stuffing with Wine and Raisins
  • Add stir often until liquid from mushrooms has evaporated, minutes. Remove from heat; stir in spinach, raisins Parmesan, almonds, wine, chicken broth, rosemary, and oregano. Mix in cubes, add salt to taste.
  • Spoon stuffing into buttered 2-quart casserole and cover.
  • Bake 325 oven until hot, about 40 minutes.
    Italian Sausage Stuffing

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ellie's Italian Sausage Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 682mg30%
Potassium 497mg14%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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