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Italian sausage stuffing with apples, pandoro, walnuts, and olive oil. Make this delicious Italian sausage stuffing recipe for a gourmet Thanksgiving.

Italian sausage stuffing with apples, pandoro, walnuts, and olive oil in a pan
Italian Thanksgiving sausage stuffing in a pan on a table with apples and dried flowers

There are a lot of Christmas classics in this Italian sausage stuffing recipe: apples, walnuts, salsiccepandoro, olive oil…

I had to make an awesome stuffing recipe, to justify me celebrating Thanksgiving in Rome. The sweet taste of pandoro was perfect for the intent. It stays soft, with a little crust, and magically absorbs the juices of sausages and the apple aroma.

Here’s my pandoro Italian sausage apple stuffing: 

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Italian sausage stuffing recipe

Course thanksgiving
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 -6
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project



  1. Preheat oven at 350°F.
  2. Peel and dice the apples, the shallots and the sausages. Peel and crush the garlic clove. Finely chop sage leaves together with walnuts.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and brown the garlic.
  4. Remove the garlic. Add the shallot and brown it for a minute.
  5. Add the sausages and sauté, over medium/low heat, for 5 minutes.
  6. Add apples and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
  7. Season with a few pinches of salt.
  8. Remove from the fire. Add the pandoro and the walnuts.
  9. Stir and bake in the oven 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

enjoy your Italian stuffing!


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