I use this stuffing for my Stuffed Turkey Rolls. Homemade croutons, raw celery, and sausages give this dish its unique flavor and texture. To serve as a side dish, spread the stuffing in a greased baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
YIELDS 2-3 cups
4 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 lb. ground turkey
2 slices cubed whole-wheat bread
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup turkey or chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 can (5 oz.) mashed Chicken Vienna sausages (optional)
1. Heat 3 Tbs. of the olive oil in a large pan over medium high-heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the ground turkey and cook until done. Set aside.
3. To make the croutons, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season the bread cubes with the salt and pepper, drizzle with the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil and the Italian seasoning, bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
4. Add the broth, croutons, celery, and sausages, if using, to the turkey mixture and mix well. Season to taste.