Sausage-Stuffed Thanksgiving Stuffing Bites Recipe

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Sausage-Stuffed Thanksgiving Stuffing Bites Recipe: Thanksgiving, a time-honored tradition cherished by many for its familial gatherings and, of course, its delectable feast. Among the array of dishes that grace the table, stuffing holds a special place. It’s a dish that epitomizes comfort and tradition, with its savory flavors and hearty texture.

 

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But what if we could take this classic dish and elevate it to new heights? Enter: Sausage-Stuffed Thanksgiving Stuffing Bites. This innovative recipe combines the beloved flavors of traditional Thanksgiving stuffing with the convenience and bite-sized appeal of appetizers, creating a dish that is sure to impress your guests and tantalize their taste buds.

Sausage-Stuffed Thanksgiving Stuffing Bites Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground sausage (pork or turkey)
  • 4 cups cubed bread (preferably day-old)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a mini muffin tin with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, cook the ground sausage over medium heat until browned and cooked through, breaking it up into crumbles with a spoon as it cooks. Once cooked, remove the sausage from the skillet and set aside on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess grease.
  • In the same skillet, add a bit more olive oil if needed, then sauté the diced onion and celery until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

 

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cubed bread, cooked sausage, sautéed onion, celery, and garlic.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, beaten eggs, chopped parsley, dried sage, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture in the large mixing bowl, and toss until well combined and the bread is evenly coated.
  • Using a spoon or your hands, press the stuffing mixture firmly into the prepared mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top.

 

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the stuffing bites are golden brown and crispy on the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the stuffing bites to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before carefully removing them to a serving platter.
  • Serve warm, garnished with additional chopped parsley if desired, and enjoy!

FAQ:

1. Can I make these stuffing bites ahead of time?

Yes! These stuffing bites can be prepared in advance and reheated before serving. Simply follow the recipe instructions up to step 8, then allow the stuffing bites to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to serve, reheat in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

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2. Can I use different types of bread for this recipe?

Absolutely! While traditional white or whole wheat bread works well, you can also experiment with different types of bread to add variety and flavor. Consider using sourdough, cornbread, or even rye bread for a unique twist on this recipe.

3. Can I make this recipe vegetarian or vegan?

Yes, you can easily adapt this recipe to be vegetarian or vegan. Simply substitute the ground sausage with your favorite plant-based sausage or omit it altogether for a vegetarian version. For a vegan option, use a plant-based broth and replace the eggs with a flax or chia egg alternative.

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4. Are these stuffing bites freezer-friendly?

Yes, these stuffing bites can be frozen for later enjoyment. Allow them to cool completely after baking, then transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer until frozen solid. Once frozen, transfer the stuffing bites to a resealable freezer bag or airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, place the frozen stuffing bites on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

5. Can I serve these stuffing bites with dipping sauce?

Absolutely! While these stuffing bites are delicious on their own, you can certainly serve them with a dipping sauce for added flavor. Consider pairing them with cranberry sauce, gravy, or a creamy mustard aioli for dipping.

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In conclusion, Sausage-Stuffed Thanksgiving Stuffing Bites are a delightful twist on a classic holiday dish that is sure to become a new favorite at your Thanksgiving table. Whether served as an appetizer or a side dish, these flavorful bites are bound to impress your guests and leave them craving more. So why not add a bit of excitement to your Thanksgiving feast this year with this innovative and delicious recipe?

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