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Sausage, Sweet Potato & Apple Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing

Sausage, Sweet Potato & Apple Paleo Thanksgiving StuffingI have the whole apartment to myself this week! Well, more like the dogs and I… They make great company. C is off to my home state of NJ doing his work thang all week. Which means I made a giant dish of stuffing all for myself. That’s okay. It’s so good that I don’t mind eating it for the next 4 days. Might only last 3 days actually…

By the way, “stuffing” is a misnomer. This recipe is for a dressing. I’ve successfully cooked 3 turkeys in my life and never have I cooked anything inside one. I have no desire to stuff this inside anything besides my belly. But whatever, who says “dressing” anyway? Only weirdos. Sorry if you’re a weirdo. I still like you anyway.

Sausage, Sweet Potato & Apple Paleo Thanksgiving StuffingThere’s a bunch of things cooked separately for this recipe, and then they are all cooked together. I know, sounds really dumb and pointless. But just trust, it’s not. All that work yields to a perfect mixture of delicious textures.

Sausage, Sweet Potato & Apple Paleo Thanksgiving StuffingSausage, Sweet Potato & Apple Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing
This is a perfect dish to prepare ahead of time up to right before the step you put everything in the oven. Cover and put in the fridge a day or 2 before Thanksgiving and bake on the big day. One less thing to worry about while getting ready for the guests and about to have a nervous breakdown. Don’t you love hosting Thanksgiving? Sausage, Sweet Potato & Apple Paleo Thanksgiving StuffingSausage, Sweet Potato & Apple Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing

Sausage, Sweet Potato & Apple Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing
 
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Ingredients
  • 1.5lb sausage, out of casing
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large apple, cubed
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup chicken broth or bone broth
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss the sweet potato cubes with 1 tbsp melted butter, salt, and pepper, and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Throw in onion slices, celery, and garlic into the skillet and sauté until the onions are soft.
  5. Add the sausage to the pan and cook, breaking it up, until the meat is browned.
  6. Pour out as much liquid as possible, and place the mixture into a 9x13 baking pan.
  7. In the same skillet, heat another tbsp of butter.
  8. Add mushrooms with salt and pepper to the pan and let them cook until they sweat out most of the liquid and become soft.
  9. Add the apple cubes and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  10. Pour the mixture into the baking pan with the sausage mixture.
  11. Add chopped nuts and cooked sweet potato cubes to the mixture.
  12. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, thyme, broth, and salt and pepper.
  13. Pour into the baking pan.
  14. Stir everything together to mix well.
  15. Bake in the 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes.
  16. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.