Sausage & Apple Dressing


Yields – 12 servings

1 package (14.5 oz bag) Herb Seasoned Stuffing, Pepperidge Farms
8 tablespoons butter, divided
1 pound Sage sausage (Jimmy Dean is a favorite of the author)
1/2 cups onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
2 apples, cored & chopped (The author used 1 golden and 1 red delicious)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Chicken broth
2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Put the stuffing cubes in a large bowl, set aside
Butter (or spray) a 3-quart casserole dish, set aside
In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat
Add the sausage and break up with a wooden spoon, cooking until it just cooked through, making sure it does not dry out, about 5 minutes
Add the sausage and pan drippings to the stuffing cubes
Melt another 4 tablespoons butter in the same skillet
Add in the onion, celery, carrot, apple and salt, cooking until the vegetables are soft
Add the broth and bring to a boil
Pour the vegetable mixture over the stuffing cubes and toss until combined and cubes are moistened
In a small bowl beat the eggs and stir into stuffing mixture
Spoon the dressing in the prepared pan , pressing it down as need
Cook uncovered until the top forms a crust, about 40 minutes
Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons butter (melt it in the microwave), or you can turkey drippings over the top Cook for an additional 20 minutes
Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before serving

Each serving is 10 WW Smart Points


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