I made this for Thanksgiving this year, but it can easily be made for Christmas, or any other occasion really. I absolutely love stuffing and can be kind of picky about it. Let's just say that this was a success. In fact, it is my new favorite stuffing recipe. Amazing!
Paleo Sausage Stuffing
4 ½ cups mushrooms, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
6 celery stalks, diced
4 carrots, diced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon diced fresh sage
½ tsp minced fresh thyme leaves
½ cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
½ cup pistachios, chopped
½ tablespoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350. In a large soup pot, sauté onions in olive oil until translucent. Add the sausage and brown. Add the carrots, celery, mushrooms, chicken broth, cherries, almonds, sage, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the veggies begin to absorb the chicken broth. Transfer to a large glass baking dish, cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
The cranberries gave it just a hint of sweetness and the pistachios gave it a crunch factor. I didn't miss bread stuffing at all. Actually, I have discovered that since I started eating real food, my taste buds just explode with flavor from paleo dishes - most processed foods taste like cardboard or stale. You have got to add this to your holiday meal!