Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Stuffing

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe Cheesy Skillet Bread (LINK)
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Instructions:

  • A day or two in advance, make the skillet bread and cube into ½ inch pieces. Preheat oven to 200F.
  • Spread bread cubes on a large baking sheet and bake 2 to 3 hours, until well dried and crisp. Let sit out overnight to continue to dry.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add sausage; sauté until just cooked through, about 6 minutes, breaking up large chunks with a wooden spoon.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a large bowl. Add celery, onion, garlic, sage, salt and pepper to skillet and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add to sausage.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and butter a large 13×9 inch glass baking dish. Add cubed bread to sausage mixture. Add chicken broth and toss to combine.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with cream and pour over mixture in bowl. Toss until well combined and transfer to prepared baking dish.
  • Bake 35 minutes, uncovered, until top is crusty and browned.