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Colin's Stuffing (Turkey Optional!)

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"This stuffing is a Thanksgiving favorite! Keeping the traditional stuffing flavor ingredients such as sage, nuts, and sausage make for an extraordinarily moist stuffing!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a large baking dish.
  2. Spread macadamia nuts, pistachios, walnuts, and almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until lightly toasted.
  3. Place sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook until evenly brown. Set aside, and drain skillet. Melt butter in the skillet, and cook the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic until tender.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the dry bread stuffing mix, roasted nuts, sausage, onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Season with sage, salt, and pepper. Mix in 3 cups chicken stock. Gradually add remaining chicken stock as needed to make the mixture evenly moist. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. (Or use to stuff the turkey just before roasting.)
  5. Bake stuffing 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until crisp and golden brown.
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Sep 21, 2008

I make a similar stuffing to this recipe....I use hot pork sausage, chopped walnuts, one golden delicious apple cubed, chopped celery and onion and two boxes cornbread stuffing mix. I always add one can of whole berry cranberries so that it is moist and adds a little sweetness.

Dec 01, 2010

Great recipe base for Thanksgiving. I did make some changes to suit our preferences and what I had on hand. Instead of stuffing mix, I used Farm to Market Grains Galore bread, which I cubed and toasted in the oven. I used walnuts, almonds, and pine nuts; no pistachios or macadamias. I also doubled the amount of sausage and used fresh sage instead of dried sage. We enjoyed it with our Thanksgiving dinner, but it was much, much better the following day. I'll make it again next year, but I recommend making it a day ahead of time.

Jul 02, 2006

Was great for our first Thanksgiving dinner together. We kicked it up a notch with some fresh diced jalapenos. Loved all the nuts!!!!

Nov 16, 2011

I've been making this recipe since I found it in 2006. I make exactly as written and everyone loves it! Awesome recipe.

Apr 26, 2010

I made this recipe this afternoon! It was divided into to large, square baking dishes and there was still some leftover to go inside the bird and some in an extra aluminum baking pan. It turned out AMAZING!!! This MIGHT be my favorite dressing! I followed the directions and stopped with about one cup of chicken broth to spare. It was a fun and easy recipe to put together. Delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 554 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 32.3 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 1412 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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