Sausage & Apple Dressing with chestnuts
Dressing is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner, and this Sausage & Apple Dressing with Chestnuts only deepens that feeling. Textures and flavors unite, along with a hefty splash of Make-Ahead Turkey Stock, for an upgrade to a classic, holiday side like none other - it’s certain to delight all your senses.
If you can’t find roasted and peeled chestnuts at your local grocery or specialty store, order them online.
Preheat oven to 375°. Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter.
Melt 4 Tbsp. butter in a saucepan over medium-high. Add sausage and cook, crushing with a potato masher, until cooked through; transfer to a bowl.
Add remaining 4 Tbsp. butter to pan, reduce heat to medium, then add onions, celery, sage, ginger, nutmeg, white pepper, and cloves. Sweat vegetables, covered, until softened, 15 minutes.
Stir in apple and sweat, covered, 2 minutes more; transfer to bowl with sausage.
Toss in bread, Turkey Stock, chestnuts, and parsley; season with salt and black pepper. Transfer dressing to prepared dish and bake until bread is crisp around the edges, 40 minutes.
Staling the bread for the dressing ensures it absorbs the flavorful stock without becoming soggy.
Chestnuts have a sweet and savory flavor and they add interesting texture to the dressing.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 30%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 50mg 16%
Sodium 622mg 25%
Carbs 44g 14%
Fiber 4g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.