Thursday, November 17


This Saturday I will be attending a "Friendsgiving" so all week I've been on the hunt for a fabulous recipe to share. My usual go-to's, Food Network and Martha Stewart, weren't showing me anything that I fell in love with. So I popped over to Spoon Fork Bacon knowing they would have something beautiful and of course delicious.
And boy, was I right!

The winner is: 

Sausage and Sage Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

Makes 1 9”x 12” baking dish

2¼ – 2½ cups low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¾ lb sweet Italian sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 yellow onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
3 ½ tablespoons sage, minced
3 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons thyme, minced
2 sourdough baguettes (completely stale), cut into 1 inch cubes
2/3 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Pour broth into a small saucepan and simmer over low heat. Cover and set aside.
3. Pour oil in a sauté pan and place over medium high heat.
4. Add sausage to pan and brown for 4 to 5 minutes.
5. Remove sausage from pan and place in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
6. Drain fat from pan. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the pan and sauté onions and carrots for 3 minutes.
7. Add sage, chives and thyme and sauté for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
8. Pour onion mixture over browned sausage and gently toss together.
9. Add baguette cubes, dried cranberries and hazelnuts to the bowl and fold together.
10. Pour hot broth over bread mixture and stir together until fully incorporated and well combined.
11. Generously grease a baking dish with 2 tablespoons of butter and fill with the stuffing mixture.
12. Cover with foil and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
13. Remove from oven and uncover. Dot the top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and place back in the oven for 15 minutes, uncovered.
14. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

{recipe and photo via Spook Fork Bacon}

I love the rustic feel and look of this dish. And anything with sausage and cranberries is always delicious.
Check in Monday to see if it was a winner with my friends!


  1. Oh yum!!! I may just have to make this one as well! xoxoxo brynn

  2. Looks delicious! I saw something similar with the same ingredients but made into little balls! Perfect holiday meal!

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  3. Yummy! Looks totally delicious. I hope you have a great time at Friendsgiving.

  4. that looks sooo amazingly delicious! :D

  5. Oh I am so craving this now!! I bet the cranberries make it taste extra fantastic!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Amanda ;)