When it comes to the holidays, I do not eat stuffing. I have always hated it. Ew. Especially if it was actually inside a turkey at some point in time. Double ew. I was picky growing up, like crazy. But since I am in charge of a huge portion of our holiday dinners this year, I needed to expand my holiday cooking skillset. That is how this Cranberry Sausage Stuffing was born.
I honestly had no idea how simple stuffing was. There are very few ingredients involved, and it doesn’t take all day to cook. I really wanted a different flavor profile, and I remembered my mom talking animatedly about a cranberry turkey breast or something that she had made the previous year that everyone just raved about. I thought that was a great place to start: cranberries. Cranberries are a perfect winter flavor!
With cranberries in mind, I moved forward and started adding some crumbly sausage, Granny Smith apples, toasted walnuts, and of course, a heaping pile of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
You have the song stuck in your head now too, eh? The struggle is real.
The result is a stuffing that is so savory, yet just a tiny bit sweet, that you’re going to want to skip the turkey all together. More room on your plate for this cranberry sausage stuffing, yo! But, if you find yourself with leftovers, use them to make this Turkey Casserole! Double awesome!
Get ready for the best holiday dinner ever with this cranberry sausage stuffing!