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Sausage-Stuffing Recipe for Turkey

Stuffed Turkey Leg with Red Cabbage

Some say that the best part of the turkey is the stuffing.

Here is a recipe that is practically a meal in itself.


  • 3 cups of cold mashed potatoes
  • 3 pounds of raw sausage meat
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1/ loaf of day-old bread, finely cubed or hand-crumbled
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons or more of rolled sage
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced celery


Mix ingredients together. (Note: because you do not brown the sausage meat, it is important that potatoes are cool.) The best way to mix the ingredients is still by hand, so roll-up you sleeves and dive in!
If you want easy removal of stuffing after roasting, you can pack the stuffing unto a bag made of cheesecloth, and put the bag into the turkey before roasting.
The stuffing recipe should be the right size to stuff a 16- to 20-pound turkey.

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If you have any stuffing leftovers, put it in a plastic bag and store it in the freezer for future use. You can use this to stuff any poultry, pork roasts, or even a boneless leg of lamb with it. You may also try frying up stuffing patties for breakfast or brunch. You could even serve grilled stuffing burgers.