Roast Turkey with Sausage-Apple Stuffing

Holiday turkey can't get any better than with this flavorful stuffing that's perfectly seasoned and dotted with apples and raisins.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 5 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1/2
lb. bulk pork sausage
1/2
cup chopped onion
1/2
cup chopped celery
8
cups (about 14 oz.) unseasoned stuffing cubes
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2
teaspoons poultry seasoning
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted
2
cups chopped peeled apples
2/3
cup raisins
2
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz. carton) or water
1 (10 to 12-lb.) whole turkey
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In small skillet, brown pork sausage with onion and celery. Do not drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine stuffing cubes, parsley, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and margarine; mix well. Add apples, raisins, broth and sausage mixture with drippings; mix well.
  • 3 Remove and discard neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse turkey inside and out with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Spoon stuffing loosely into neck and body cavities of turkey; do not pack tightly. Set aside remaining stuffing. Turn wings back and tuck tips over shoulder joints. Refasten drumsticks with metal piece or tuck under skin at tail. Fasten neck skin to back with skewers.
  • 4 Place stuffed turkey, breast side up, in roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so bulb reaches center of thickest part of thigh but does not rest on bone. Tent foil loosely over turkey.
  • 5 Bake at 325°F. for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 165°F. and drumsticks move easily when lifted or twisted. Removing foil during last 30 to 60 minutes of baking. Baste with pan juices several times during baking.
  • 6 While turkey is baking, mix remaining stuffing with additional chicken broth or water to moisten. Spoon into slow cooker. Cover; cook on HIGH setting for 30 minutes. Reduce setting to LOW; cook until serving time. Mix lightly before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe
    Calories
    770
    (
    Calories from Fat
    320),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    36g
    36%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    210mg
    210%;
    Sodium
    1170mg
    1170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    36%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    75g
    75%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    35%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 10 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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