Enjoy this juicy, delicious Roast Turkey with Sausage Stuffing as part of your family's Thanksgiving dinner. The not-so-secret ingredient that really makes this dish unique is breakfast pork sausage. Your whole family will love Roast Turkey with Sausage Stuffing!
Brown sausage in skillet; drain, reserving 1/2 cup drippings. Add drippings to large bowl; stir in hot water. Add stuffing mixes and sausage; stir just until stuffing mixes are moistened.
Stuff neck and body cavities lightly with stuffing. Truss turkey; place, breast side up, on rack in roasting pan sprayed with cooking spray. Spoon any remaining stuffing into separate baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover. Refrigerate stuffing until ready to bake.
Bake turkey 3 to 3-1/4 hours or until internal temperature of thigh is 180ºF and breast and center of stuffing are 165°F, adding dish with remaining stuffing to oven for the last 30 min.
Balance this special-occasion entrée with smart side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad and your favorite hot cooked vegetable.
Keeping it Safe
Do not stuff turkey until ready to roast.
How Much Turkey to Buy:
Plan on purchasing 1 pound of turkey for each guest. Each pound of turkey will yield about 1/2 pound (8 oz.) cooked turkey. (The daily recommended protein intake for Americans older than 9 years of age is 5 to 6 oz., but it's always nice to plan for some leftovers!)
Substitute butter for the sausage drippings.
Prepare using STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken or Cornbread Stuffing Mix.
For a crispier skin, brush turkey with oil before roasting.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.