Nana’s Turkey Stuffing

Nana's Turkey Stuffing
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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This recipe is for a 20-22 lb turkey. This is a sausage based turkey stuffing Lisa's Mom makes every year. It can be used to stuff the turkey or prepared separately as a side dish. Your house will be filled with the amazing aroma as you prepare it. It is best to prepare this a day or two in advance to coincide with your preparation time for the main course.
  • 1½ stick Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Large Onion, diced
  • 1 Bunch of Celery, chopped in small pieces
  • 2 Bunches of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Lbs Mushrooms
  • 2½ Lbs Italian Sausage (bulk)
  • 2 to 3 Pkg Jimmy Dean or Bob Evans Sage Sausage
  • .65 oz Container Poultry Seasoning
  • Chicken stock
  • 2 Bags Pepperidge Farms Herb Classic Crushed Bread Crumbs
  1. Chop onion into small pieces
  2. Chop celery into small pieces
  3. Add Butter/Margarine, onion and celery to stock pot and sauté 1½ to 2 hours
  4. Add finely chopped parsley and sauté a little while longer
  5. Chop mushrooms into small pieces
  6. Add chopped mushrooms to onion, celery, parsley, butter/margarine mixture
  7. Add additional butter/margarine or chicken stock if mixture is too dry
  8. Cook until mushrooms are dark and soft
  9. Add Italian sausage to mixture in small pieces
  10. Cook for an additional 30 minutes
  11. Add sage sausage, one package at a time, breaking into pieces
  12. Add ¼ to ½ container of poultry seasoning
  13. Cook 2½ hours more
  14. Add package of Pepperidge Farms crushed bread crumbs
  15. Add additional chicken stock to moisten
  16. Stir until bread crumbs are combined and liquids absorbed


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