Looking for a great stuffing recipe? Our food columnist Chef Tim Talty offers up one of his favorite holiday recipes:  Sausage stuffing!  This easy to prepare recipe is a HOME RUN at Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time of the year!

You can find our more about Tim Talty and his company, Talty Bar, in the Nov-Dec 2020 issue of Compete Magazine!

A small casserole dish of holiday sausage stuffing.


1-2 Loaves Sourdough Bread – Cubed ½ inch

1 Large Yellow Onion Diced

3 Celery Stalks Diced

3 Garlic Cloves Minced

1/2lb Unsalted Butter

1-2 cups Chicken Stock

1lb Ground Italian Sausage

2 tbsp Chives Minced

2 tbsp Parsley Chopped

1 tsp Thyme Chopped

Salt & Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cubed bread on a sheet pan and toast in the oven about 10 mins until dry.  Once cooled place in a large mixing bowl
  • In a saute pan melt your butter and add celery, onions, and garlic. Saute over medium heat until vegetables are soft.  Season with salt and pour the vegetables over the bread.
  • Next brown your sausage in a saute pan over medium heat, making sure to break up the pieces. Once cooked add to the bread mixture.
  • Add the herbs, and half the stock to the mixture. Season with salt and pepper and add more stock as needed.
  • Place in a baking dish and bake for 30 mins until browned on the top.

Enjoy with your favorite holiday meal!

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