Sausage and Sage Dressing

I must have dressing with turkey; it’s a must in my opinion.  I like my moms best but this came out pretty good.  Here is a link to my turkey recipe and the citrus rub.

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup onion – diced
  • 1 1/2 cup celery – sliced
  • 2 Tbs dried sage leaf
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 4 cups chicken or turkey stock
  • 2 pounds bread
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook sausage, onion, and celery until veggies are tender and sausage is cooked through.  Add sage, marjoram, thyme, garlic, and stock; bring to a simmer.

Tear bread into small pieces. I like to test my sausage and stock to see if it needs any salt or pepper by dunking a piece of bread into it and tasting.  Depending on the sausage and stock used you may need to zip up the flavors a bit.  Once flavors are right pour stock and sausage mixture over torn bread; stir.  Pour into oiled casserole and bake for 20 minutes until browned and heated through.  If making and chilling ahead allow 30 – 40 minute for baking.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Biscuits and Gravy ~ Homemade Sausage Gravy

I had a busy day today at work today so I started off with a fantastic breakfast. We actually made the gravy last night so as not to be rushed this morning.  Charles added quite a bit of paprika which leads to the reddish tint;  it also added a slightly sweet smokey flavor that was very tasty.  This was a spicy version so omit the crushed red pepper for the faint of heart.

Biscuits and Gravy ~ Homemade Sausage Gravy

  • 1 pound sausage
  • 4 Tbs butter; if needed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 gallon milk

Cook sausage; adding butter if needed.  I like old folks brand sausage; it tends to be less fatty than others so I usually add butter or bacon grease to give enough fat to flour ratio for thickening.  Add seasonings and stir flour into fully cooked sausage.  Once flour has been incorporated begin adding milk.  I like to add about 3/4 of the milk to begin with and add more as needed.  Over medium heat while stirring constantly, bring to simmer;  allow to cook for at least 2 minutes to thicken.  Adjust milk quantity as needed. Serve with biscuits.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly