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Sun dried Tomato and Basil Sausage Stuffing

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Food, Gluten Free, Healthy Dinners, Recipes | 0 comments

This recipe was just a thought. I had some unsulphered sundried tomatoes in my cabinet and wanted to create something that tasted like a pizza, but not your typical stuffing. I love fresh basil and so Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Stuffing was born. I made it for my daughter’s classroom feast after I failed to show up for cooking day. (I misread the email, oh well!). I made this recipe two ways, one with polenta to use instead of your classic cornbread and without the polenta. Since I made this for a crowd, I did use the polenta. For my son and I, I set aside some without the polenta. It was fantastic! I must say, I highly suggest using premade polenta in place of making cornbread. It is moist, you can use less broth and worked well with the homemade gluten free bread cubes I used. Sundried Tomato and Basil Sausage Stuffing 1 loaf of gluten free bread dried and cubed (I used Breads From Anna 1 organic pre-made polenta (optional) 1 lb of sausage 2 organic celery stalks 1/2 – 1 cup of chopped onions 1 cup of frozen spinach 3/4 cup chopped unsulfured sun dried tomatoes, placed in hot water 4 cups of organic vegetable broth (I used low sodium one from Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup of Nutritional Yeast 3/4 cup of fresh chopped basil leaves Preheat oven 350 degrees 1.) Place sun dried tomaotes in hot water for 5-minutes and chop up when wet 2.) Cook up sausage. Once complete, set aside in a bowl 3.) Saute chopped celery and onions. 4.) Once the onions are almost clear, add spinach, 1/2 c sun dried tomatoes and 1/2 c basil 5.) Mix sausage back in with onion mixture. 6.) In a large bowl, mix bread cubes, sausage mixture, nutritional yeast, broth and chopped polenta. 7.) Place mixture in a glass casserole dish and sprinkle rest of fresh basil leaves and sun dried tomotoes Bake for 40-minutes mixing and adding more water if needed. Serve and enjoy! I did use both Herbed Bread Mix and the Yeast-Free bread mix from Breads From Anna (see link above). The Herbed made it taste more like a stuffing, but this is one you can enjoy anytime during the winter...

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