Sausage Pear Pecan Stuffing

Sausage Pear Pecan Stuffing recipe | jessicagavin.com #thanksgiving

Turkey’s get the star treatment as they are prepared to be the centerpiece of each thanksgiving meal. However you can’t have a holiday meal without turkeys’ tasty side kick, stuffing! Sometimes stuffing is cooked directly inside the bird to soak up all of the delicious roasted juices while there is usually an extra casserole dish filled to the brim with more. Does your family have a traditional stuffing recipe? The best part about stuffing is that there are endless combos and they are all so festive and flavorful.

Being that Jason’s mom’s side of the family is Italian (from Malta), she makes her stuffing with traditional flavors. Mama Joan’s recipe typically has Italian sausage, Stouffers bread crumbs, apples, onions, celery and cream of mushroom soup. It’s so delicious! I wanted to still have an Italian inspiration in this year’s stuffing, however add some seasonal flavors and more crunch. I’m a big challah bread fan and like to make my own, it’s easier than you think! So this year I took the slightly sweet egg bread to use as bread crumbs for an Italian sausage pear pecan stuffing recipe. I can’t wait to see if mama approves!… 

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