30 (in turkey by weight)

This easy-to-make stuffing can be cooked directly inside the turkey or on the side, in a separate casserole dish. If you are hosting a small group of guests and a full turkey is too much, consider the option of simply stuffing just a turkey breast. You can also opt for chicken breasts if you desire individual portions. To make the meal even more festive, couple it with cranberry sauce 😉


1 large, finely chopped onion
1 diced celery stalk
1 finely sliced leek
2 tablespoons of butter
275 g (1 package) of Lesters Italian Sausage, cut in large pieces
1 package of commercial stuffing
1 cup of chicken broth (add more for desired moisture)
½ cup of chopped pistachios and almonds (optional)
½ cup of dried cranberries
Ground pepper, to taste


  1. Chop the onion, leek, and celery.
  2. Heat up a deep pan and roast the nuts (if desired) for a few minutes to lightly bring out the flavors and colors. Monitor closely to avoid burning them. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Melt the butter in the same pan.
  4. Brown the onion, celery, and leek in the melted butter. When the onion turns a golden color, add the pieces of Italian sausage.
  5. Sear the sausage to give it a golden color and to bring out the flavors. Add the package of stuffing and the chicken broth. Mix all the ingredients to obtain a homogenous consistency. Add pepper to taste and add more broth if the mix still seems a little dry.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Stuff the turkey and cook it until its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If you choose the stuffed turkey breast or chicken breasts option, tie the breast with baker’s twine, wrap with bacon, and cook to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are cooking the stuffing in a separate dish, leave in the oven until the top is a golden color (25-30 minutes).