Wild Rice Stuffing with Turkey Italian Sausage, Cranberries & Hazelnuts
Entree, Side Dish
Fruit, Nuts, Turkey
Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps
All of your favorite holiday flavors with a whole grain twist. Wild rice and nutty flavors make this a hearty, simple dinner.
medium onion (diced)
celery stalks (diced)
links turkey Italian sausage
dry wild rice
toasted chopped hazelnuts
whole-wheat sandwich bread
Cook rice according to package, it should take about 60 minutes to cook.
Toast slices of bread, and then pulse in a food processor until they resemble coarse bread crumbs.
In a large cast-iron skillet, melt butter over a medium heat. Add chopped onion, celery, garlic and salt. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
In the same skillet, turn the heat up to medium-high and brown turkey sausage, crumbling as it browns. If needed, add a tablespoon or so of olive oil to help the process along.
Add veggies back into turkey along with cooked rice, cranberries, toasted hazelnuts and breadcrumbs. Cook for another, 2-3 minutes. Serve warm.
Wild rice stuffing recipe with turkey Italian sausage, cranberries and hazelnuts is perfect for Thanksgiving or other holiday meals.