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How to Roast a Turkey with Sausage Stuffing
How to Roast a Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

How to Roast a Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

It’s true that turkey with stuffing is the star of any Thanksgiving feast—but it doesn’t have to be a complicated undertaking! Below is our tried-and-true how-to for making turkey with stuffing; it couldn’t be easier! Check out our cooking videos for even more inspiration. We’ve got a special collection of holiday videos. And for more ideas on planning the menu, keep in mind we’ve got entire collections of recipes for Thanksgiving sides and desserts, too.

what you need

  • 1 lb. breakfast pork sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 pkg. (6 oz. each) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Turkey
  • 1 turkey (10 lb.), thawed if frozen

make it

Step 1
1. PREHEAT oven TO 325°F. Do not stuff turkey until ready to roast. Brown sausage in large skillet on medium heat; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the drippings.
Step 2

2. PLACE reserved drippings in large bowl. Stir in hot water. Add stuffing mix and cooked sausage; stir just until moistened.

Step 3

3. WITH clean hands, turn turkey breast side down. Fill neck cavity lightly with some of the prepared stuffing to allow room for stuffing to expand.

Step 4

4. FOLD wing tips around turkey back to hold neck skin in place. Turn turkey breast side up.

Step 5

5. FILL body cavity lightly with stuffing. Return untucked legs to tucked position or tie securely with string. Place on rack in large roasting pan sprayed with cooking spray. Brush skin with oil.

Step 6

6. ROAST turkey immediately after stuffing for 3 to 3 1/4 hours or until internal temperature of thigh is 180°F, breast is 170°F and the stuffing is 165°F in the center when checked with meat thermometer. To prevent over browning, place a sheet of lightweight aluminum foil loosely over breast about 2/3's of the way through the roasting time. Makes 16 servings.

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