My Mom’s sausage stuffing is renowned. It used to be a once a year happening (Thanksgiving) that I would start dreaming about the moment the last scrap of leftovers were eaten. Once a year wasn’t nearly often enough to satisfy me. Only lately Momma Spice has been making stuffing more often. And experimenting. A lot.
It took a few tries to hone in on the right ratio of potato to stuffing and even then there is no exact measurement. I inherited my Mom’s instinct for cooking, one where a dash of this and a pinch of that are the only measurements used to produce a pleasing dish. I like to call it kitchen sorcery.
What makes this stuffing so good to me is the sweet and salty aspect of the potatoes and sausage. I know potato and stuffing aren’t normally two ingredients you find in the same recipe but rather than being overpowering the potatoes are a subtle accent.
The recipe starts by sauteing aromatic celery and onion together; sausage is added and browned; cooked, mashed sweet potato is mixed in along with herbed stuffing cubes and then chicken broth brings it all together to make one cohesive, delicious dish.
Into the oven it goes for a quick bake where the top gets nicely browned and slightly crunchy. If you’re a lover of the crispy top part like I am than baking it in a long, flat pan will produce a bigger ratio of crust to soft stuffing.
And give you even more reason to love it!