Sausage and Kale Thanksgiving Dressing

Italian Sausage Dressing
Italian Sausage Dressing
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Ingredients

4 tbsp Unsalted butter plus more for greasing
1 lb sweet Italian fennel sausage casings removed, broken into small pieces
3 Leek large, white and light-green parts only, sliced
½ Butternut squash medium, peeled and diced
1 tsp Kosher Salt
Black pepper freshly ground, to taste
1 bunch Kale leaves trimmed and chopped
1 lb Stale onion focaccia cubed
1 Large eggs
2 cups Chicken broth low-sodium, or turkey stock
1 cup Parmesan cheese diced, plus ¼ cup shredded

Nutritional information

440
calories
28,5g
fat
23,1g
carbohydrates
23g
protein
98mg
cholesterol
1347mg
sodium
Ingredients

Sausage and Kale Thanksgiving Dressing

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Looking for a delicious and easy stuffing recipe? Make this Sausage and Kale Thanksgiving Dressing! Not only does this awesome dish make a beautiful presentation and feed eight, but it is also easy to whip up, and it cooks in less than an hour. I enjoy cooking the Thanksgiving dinner for my family, and it wouldn’t be complete without a giant bowl of this dressing. And who makes the Thanksgiving dinner in your house? 

This delicious dressing features Italian fennel sausage, butternut squash, kale, focaccia, and Parmesan cheese. It’s flavorful and healthy and makes a perfect accompaniment to your holiday meal. The key to this recipe is sautéed veggies. By sautéing the leeks, butternut squash, kale, and Italian sausage before baking, you’re not only starting the cooking process for the veggies and meat, but you are also bringing out all the lovely flavors, which will make this dressing deliciously flavorful.

To make the Sausage and Kale Thanksgiving Dressing, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Sausage and Kale Thanksgiving Dressing

Steps to make Sausage and Kale Thanksgiving Dressing

1

Heat oven

5

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and butter a 3-quart casserole dish..

2

Cook sausage

5

In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and add 1 pound sweet Italian fennel sausage. Cook until golden brown, about 6 minutes.

3

Add leek and squash

3

Add 3 sliced leeks and ½ diced squash. Season with 1 teaspoon each salt and black pepper and cook until the leeks are soft, about 3 minutes.

4

Add kale

4

Add 1 bunch of kale and toss. Cover and cook until the kale wilts, about 4 minutes.

5

Add focaccia and butter

1

Add 1 pound stale focaccia cubes and the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and toss. Cook, stirring, until the butter melts.

6

Mix chicken broth and egg

1

In a bowl, whisk 1 egg and 2 cups chicken broth until smooth. Stir in 1 cup diced Parmesan and 1 teaspoon salt.

7

Add broth mixture

1

Add the broth mixture to the bread mixture and cook for about 1 minute until the liquid is absorbed by the bread.

8

Transfer dressing to casserole dish

2

Transfer to the prepared casserole dish and scatter ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese evenly on top.

9

Bake

40

Bake for about 40 minutes until golden and cooked through.

10

Serve

Set aside for 5 minutes before serving alongside your Thanksgiving turkey.

This Sausage and Kale Thanksgiving Dressing is a flavorful and delicious accompaniment to your Thanksgiving dinner. Give it a go this year, and please make sure you tag your Thanksgiving cooking photos with #cookmerecipes. We love seeing what you’ve made!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Athina

I make the Thanksgiving dinner for my family ;) Scrumptious recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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