Stuffing with Cranberries


5 1/4 cups cubed stuffing

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

6 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1/2 pound low-fat turkey sausage

3/4 cup chopped celery

2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage

1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1 golden delicious apple, cored and chopped

3/4 cup Mariani Dried Cranberries 

1/3 cup minced fresh parsley

1 cup cheddar, cut into 1-inch chunks

3/4 cup turkey stock


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, onions and garlic. Cook, stirring for several minutes until onions are golden.
  3. Add sausage, breaking up with spoon and cook until evenly browned. Add celery, sage, rosemary and thyme; cook, stirring for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
  4.  Pour sausage mixture over bread cubes. Mix in apple, cranberries, parsley and cheese. Drizzle with turkey stock and toss together lightly. Let cool.
  5. Spoon stuffing into turkey, loosely filling cavity. Alternatively, bake at 375 F in an oiled dish covered with foil for 30 minutes, then uncovered for 20 minutes longer.