Beef Summer Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Looking for a unique and delicious dish to bring to parties, potlucks, and holiday dinners? Put a creative twist on traditional stuffing recipes by adding our award winning beef summer sausage to make a dish perfect for any occasion, no matter what time of the year.

Although the name may imply this ingredient is only available in the summer months, it can easily be utilized all year-round. While it is commonly used as a snack or appetizer that pairs well with a variety of mustards and cheeses, summer sausage is the perfect ingredient to dress up a classic stuffing dish in a deliciously hearty way. Made using simple household ingredients and the addition of Hickory Farms Beef Summer Sausage, this dish pairs well as a side for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve it with eggs in the morning to get a filling start to your day, or alongside fresh seasonal vegetables and a perfectly roasted turkey at dinner time. It can even hold its own as a main dish for a quick lunch during the day. The possibilities are endless, and best of all, this incredibly easy and delicious recipe can be made a day ahead of any event. A little advanced prep is an easy way to ensure your Thanksgiving Day feast will be a success for anything you have planned.

Beef summer sausage stuffing is sure to be a popular dish for any holiday or event, and you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving for an excuse to whip up a delicious stuffing recipe. Bring a summer sausage stuffing dish to outdoor picnics, workplace potlucks, and game nights with friends, or simply serve as a side dish for a simple weeknight family dinner. No matter what the occasion is, it is time to make summer sausage stuffing a staple dish in your kitchen.

Summer Sausage Stuffing Ingredients

  • 1 - Hickory Farms Signature Beef Summer Sausage cubed to desired size (For a spicier dish, try using Spicy & Savoury Beef Summer Sausage)
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (+ 1 more for baking dish)
  • 1 lb day-old white bread, cut into small cubes (about 10 cups)
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced celery (¼ inch)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F
  2. Butter a 13x9 baking dish and set aside
  3. Scatter bread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet
  4. Bake, stirring occasionally, until dried out, about 1 hour
  5. Let cool; transfer to a very large bowl
  6. Meanwhile, melt 3/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onions and celery
  7. Stir often until just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes
  8. Add summer sausage, onions and celery to bowl with bread; stir in herbs, salt, and pepper
  9. Drizzle in 1 1/4 cups broth and toss gently and let cool
  10. Preheat oven to 350°F
  11. Whisk 1 1/4 cups broth and eggs in a small bowl
  12. Add broth and eggs to bread mixture; fold gently until thoroughly combined
  13. Transfer to prepared dish, cover with foil, and bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre of dressing registers 160°F
  14. Bake dressing, uncovered, until set and top is browned and crisp, 40-45 minutes longer (if chilled, add 10-15 minutes)

Recipe adapted from Epicurious