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Sausage-Stuffed Thanksgiving Stuffing Bites Recipe

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 pound (about 450g) ground sausage (pork or turkey)
    • 1 cup diced onion
    • 1 cup diced celery
    • 1 cup diced apple (such as Granny Smith)
    • 1 cup diced mushrooms
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
    • 8 cups day-old bread cubes (use a mix of white and whole wheat)
    • 1 teaspoon dried sage
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
    • 2 large eggs, beaten
    • Cooking spray

    Instructions:

    Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

    In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground sausage until browned and cooked through. Remove any excess grease.

    Add diced onion, celery, apple, mushrooms, and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.

    Add the butter to the skillet and let it melt, ensuring it coats the vegetables and sausage.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread cubes with the cooked sausage and vegetable mixture.

    Sprinkle dried sage, thyme, rosemary, parsley, salt, and pepper over the mixture. Toss everything together until well combined.

    Pour the chicken or vegetable broth over the mixture and stir until the bread is evenly moistened.

    Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes, then add the beaten eggs, mixing thoroughly to bind everything together.

    Using a spoon or your hands, fill each well of the mini muffin tin with the stuffing mixture, pressing down gently to compact it.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and crispy.

    Allow the stuffing bites to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a serving platter.

    Serve the Sausage-Stuffed Thanksgiving Stuffing Bites warm as a delightful appetizer or as a side dish for your Thanksgiving feast.

    These stuffing bites are a delicious twist on traditional stuffing, combining the savory goodness of sausage with the comforting flavors of Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

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