November 20, 2010

Nonna's Sausage Stuffing

My Nonna's stuffing recipe is wonderfully simple, but ridiculously delicious.

2 T. olive oil
1 lb. sausage (I used sage-Turkey sausage)
1 Spanish or white onion, diced
1.5 loaves of Tuscan pane or other Italian bread
1/2 gallon of milk
6-8 T. Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
salt and pepper

Directions: In a large pot or pan, preheat the olive oil over medium heat, then add the sausage and begin to brown. Add the onions, some salt and pepper, and brown them together until the onion is tender and golden and the sausage is evenly browned. Meanwhile, cube the bread and put into a large bowl. Pour the milk over the bread until evenly soaked, tossing and pressing with a fork to ensure each piece is coated in milk.

Add the bread to the pot with the onions and sausage and stir quickly, as it will stick. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir again. Beat the eggs, the pour over the stuffing as you stir (quickly to avoid scrambled eggs). Turn off the heat, season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, or if desired, spoon into a baking dish and store up to 1 day, baking covered for 20 minutes then uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees before eating.


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