Recipe used with permission by the National Turkey Federation. For more turkey information and recipes visit www.eatturkey.com
1 Pound SWEET ITALIAN TURKEY SAUSAGE
1 red onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 Cup dry white wine
1 Teaspoon dry fennel
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 Cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
8 Cups Italian or French bread, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
Cut sausage into bite-sized pieces. Cook sausage in a large, heavy pan until browned, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in onion and cook for 7 minutes more. Add celery and cook about 5 more minutes. Cool sausage mixture.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, wine, fennel, salt, thyme and parsley together. Add cooled sausage and bread cubes to the egg mixture. Stir to mix well
Loosely stuff turkey just before roasting. Place any remaining stuffing in a buttered baking pan, cover and bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven until cooked through, about 30 minutes. Be sure to cook the turkey stuffing and the casserole stuffing to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.