Italian Sausage and Herb Stuffing

With our plant-based Italian Sausage and Herb Stuffing recipe, healthy and thanksgiving meals can be used in the same sentence. Everyone at the table will enjoy this classic holiday dish.

  • 15 min

  • 60 min

  • 75 min

    Total time
  • 10

  • Moderate

  • 11


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Foodservice Recipe


  • 1 pound ciabatta bread, 1-inch pieces
  • 2 ounces extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 6 ounce Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™ Plant-Based GroundBuy Now
  • 4 ounce carrots, small diced
  • 2 ounce celery, small diced
  • 8 ounce onions, small diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon sage, dry
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend


  • Step 1.

    Preheat oven to 300°F.

  • Step 2.

    Toss diced bread with 1 ounce of olive oil. Transfer to baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Reserve.

  • Step 3.

    Bring stock to boil. Reduce to a simmer. Reserve.

  • Step 4.

    Heat 1 ounce of olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™ and cook over medium-high heat. Use a spatula to create a ½ inch sized crumble. Continue to cook until sausage is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, salt, pepper, sage, and Italian seasoning blend. Stir to combine and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes. Lower the heat slightly if the vegetables begin to brown.

  • Step 5.

    Deglaze the sauté with a cup of the simmering stock. Set to the side.

  • Step 6.

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine toasted bread, sautéed vegetables, and the remaining stock in a shallow baking dish and allow almost all of the stock to be absorbed. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes (times will vary depending on the sized baking dish and oven selection).

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