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Fennel-Sausage Stuffing

Fennel-Sausage Stuffing

Fennel is an incredible vegetable-not only does it add flavor to any dish but it contains so many health benefits as well. It is also extremely versatile- it can be added fresh to salads, grilled or baked and is the perfect touch to any recipe such as our Fennel-Sausage Stuffing below!


Fennel-Sausage Stuffing

Stuffing is one of the most iconic dishes for the Thanksgiving Day spread. Add some flare to this classic dish by adding some Joe’s Premium fennel! 







  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 heads of Joe’s Premium fennel (bulb only), diced
  • 1 onion (yellow or red), diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage and thyme, chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 16 cups toasted bread cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large deep skillet, saute crumbled Italian sausage in 6 tablespoons butter for 5 minutes. .
  2. Add fennel, onion, celery, and fresh sage and thyme. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. 
  3. In a large bowl (or pot) combine sausage mixture & 3 cups chicken broth. Once broth mixture is slightly cooled add in egg, parsley, and bread cubes.
  4. Toss the stuffing and spread in a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with butter cover and bake 30 minutes at 350. Uncover and bake until golden, 20 more minutes.

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  • step 3 “slightly cooled” meaning not hot, you don’t want to cook the egg when adding.
  • If making a day ahead of time, do not mix the egg and wait until day of.