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Thanksgiving Dressing

Ratings 4.4 from 7 votes
  • Branch and Vine Rosemary Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Smoked Sausage
  • French Bread Loafs and Wheat Bread Loaf
  • 2 sticks of Butter
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 cup Celery
  • 4 cups Chicken or Turkey Broth
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Sage
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cooking Spray
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).

  2. Begin by cutting the French bread and wheat bread loaves into cubes. You can cut them into your desired size, but they should be roughly like croutons.

  3. Drizzle Branch and Vine Rosemary Olive Oil over the bread cubes. Toss them to ensure they are well-coated.

  4. Transfer the bread cubes to a baking sheet and toast them in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until they become crispy and golden. Remove them from the oven and set them aside.

  5. In a large skillet, melt one stick of butter over medium heat.

  6. Add the diced onion to the skillet and cook until it becomes translucent, which should take about 3-4 minutes.

  7. Add the celery to the skillet and cook it with the onion for another 2-3 minutes, or until it softens.

  8. Cut the smoked sausage into slices and add them to the skillet. Cook until they brown and release their flavor, which should take about 5-7 minutes.

  9. Season the mixture in the skillet with a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste.

  10. In a separate large bowl, combine the toasted bread cubes, sage, and parsley. Mix well.

  11. Pour the cooked onion, celery, and smoked sausage mixture into the bowl with the bread cubes and herbs.

  12. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and then add them to the mixture in the large bowl.

  13. Gently stir everything to combine and ensure the bread cubes soak up the flavors.

  14. In another pot, heat the chicken or turkey broth over medium heat.

  15. Pour the hot broth over the bread mixture while stirring gently to combine. Make sure the bread absorbs the broth evenly.

  16. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray.

  17. Transfer the dressing mixture to the greased baking dish.

  18. Cut the remaining stick of butter into small pieces and place them on top of the dressing.

  19. Cover the baking dish with foil.

  20. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, removing the foil for the last 10 minutes of baking to allow the top to become golden and crispy.

  21. Once the dressing is browned and cooked through, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

  22. Enjoy your delicious Thanksgiving dressing as a side dish for your holiday meal.