Pizza-Flavored Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

There are moments in our lives that we just want to have our own little thanksgiving dinner but whenever we do, there would be a ton of leftover stuffing. So what do we do now with these extra stuffing? We turn them into pizza toppings, or dips!


From Serious Eats, features a recipe filled with appetizing and a filling dish that would come heavy for our stomachs and our cravings for thanksgiving. A dish called pizza-flavored thanksgiving suffing. Here is how you make them.

 

Ingredients

1 pound garlic knots (about 18) cut into 3/4-inch dice, about 2.5 quarts

4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)

3/4 pound hot or sweet Italian sausage

1 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

16 ounces (2 cups) low-sodium chicken or turkey broth, preferably homemade

2 small eggs

1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 

Directions:

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position. Preheat oven to 275°F. Spread diced garlic knots evenly over a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until completely dried out, about 50 minutes total, rotating sheet and stirring knots several times during baking. Remove from oven and let cool. Raise oven temperature to 350°F.


2. In large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat until foaming subsides (don't allow butter to brown), about 2 minutes. Add Italian sausage and mash with stiff whisk or portato masher to break up into fine pieces (largest pieces should be no greater than 1/4 inch). Cook, stirring frequently until only a few bits of pink remain, about 8 minutes. Add onions, green bell pepper, garlic, and oregano and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add half of chicken stock.


3. Whisk remaining chicken stock, eggs, and basil in a medium bowl until homogeneous. Stirring constantly with wooden spoon, slowly pour egg mixture into sausage mixture. Add bread cubes and fold gently until evenly mixed.


4. Use part of stuffing to stuff bird if desired. To cook remaining stuffing, transfer to buttered 9-inch square baking dish, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake until instant read thermometer reads 150°F when inserted into center of dish (about 35 minutes). Remove foil, sprinkle with a handful of Parmesan cheese, and bake until golden brown and crisp on top (about 15 minutes more).


Posted by Diane Araga, on March 29, 2013 at 7:00 AM