Last Updated February 24th, 2018 at 05:30 pm by Lisa
Try holiday Italian Sausage Dried Cherry Cranberry Dressing with sausage, cornbread, crunchy celery, crispy french bread, sweet cherries, and cranberries!
If you make this dressing a day ahead, it only gets better.. and freezes perfectly in ziptop bags.The first day is fabulous, but oh that second day it gets even better!!
Each year, I make two gigantic bowls of this delicious stuff, and it’s a meal in and of itself. Lot’s will go home in take out containers to people who visit, and we usually pop some in freezer.
The texture of this stuffing is great, something different in each bite. Soft, crunchy, crispy, with chewy all in one happy dressing.
Corn bread dressing is a classic dressing start, and the cubed french bread adds chunky pieces of bread to soak up all the flavors. Dried cherries and dried cranberries add just the right bit of sweetness and bright color. Parsley and the celery really freshens up this dressing dish.
- 1 box cornbread stuffing
- 1/2 french bread loaf cut into 1" cubes
- 32 oz Italian Sausage - mild and or hot
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 stick butter
- 8 stalks celery finely diced
- 2 onions finely diced
- 3/4 cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
- 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 28 oz chicken stock
Brown and crumble sausage in a large pan, drain, and place sausage in a large mixing bowl.
In the same pan, melt 1 cube butter, add onion, celery, salt, and pepper .
Cook for 5 minutes until translucent.
Add the onion/celery mixture to the large bowl.
Add the bag of corn bread dressing, french bread, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and parsley.Using a large spoon, mix and stir in the chicken stock.
Scoop into a large baking dish, sprayed with coconut oil or non-stick spray.
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
🍂 🍁Happy Fall and Thanksgiving! 🍂 🍁
Italian Sausage Dried Cherry Cranberry Dressing has become a signature dish and part of our family tradition on Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations.
Rich with sausage, soft cornbread, crunchy celery, crispy french bread, sweet cherries, and cranberries.
For years, this dressing makes its annual appearance at our Thanksgiving feast served with turkey, and Christmas served with crown pork roast. I must say, when I developed this recipe all those years ago I had no idea it would one day it would be shared on my own website…pretty darn fun right?
Wishing you and your family a relaxing fall and yummy Thanksgiving! There are lots more recipes and ideas below for entertaining.
All the Best,
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