When I think of the perfect stuffing recipe for a Thanksgiving turkey my Uncle Johnny’s sausage and thyme recipe immediately comes to mind.
We grew up in Brooklyn, so every Thanksgiving my Uncle would travel from Poughkeepsie, New York on a train to our home in Brooklyn. When he arrived he would have a giant brown bag filled with the following:
2 packages of Jimmy Dean regular premium pork sausage
2 bags of Pepperidge farm seasoned cubed stuffing
2 large onions-chopped
2 stalks of celery-chopped
1 bottle of Thyme-of course he always just kept adding until he felt it had the perfect flavor
He would then mix all the ingredients except for the cubed stuffing into a frying pan and simmer until the house had the perfect aroma for a Thanksgiving feast.
Fifty years later I am still making this same recipe. I prepare the ingredients except for the cube stuffing which I mix in with the sausage right before I begin stuffing the turkey. I also have added thru the years a bundt pan version, as our family loves their stuffing. If you decide to do both I suggest you double the recipe.
If you have a favorite stuffing, would love to hear about it!
Thanks Uncle Johnny, know you will be with us in spirit at the Thanksgiving table.