Signature Sausage Stuffing Recipe and a Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

sausage stuffing recipe  & thanksgiving food & red wine pairing
Photo: David Dadekian

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of the year. Family, friends, great food, and best of all, delicious wines. Edible Rhody magazine is featuring several classic Thanksgiving recipes, and among them is a Signature Sausage Stuffing by Kaityln Roberts at Easy Entertaining. We recommend this red Rhone blend from California, Tablas Creek ‘Patelin de Tablas.’ It’s a great wine pairing idea! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit

Paso Robles, CA
An American wine with French sensibilities. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre combine to produce a perfect pairing with your Thanksgiving Dinner, especially with Southern Style Sausage Stuffing. Both spicy with black pepper and brimming with ripe fruit, this could very well be a new favorite wine for all seasons. 90 points Wine Advocate. www.tablascreek.com

Signature Sausage Stuffing
Kaitlyn Roberts, executive chef/owner,
Easy Entertaining Inc., Providence
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound sweet sausage, casing removed
1 cup diced red onion
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced carrots
4 cups bread (corn, brioche or high-quality white bread), cubed into ½-inch cubes*
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 cup homemade or sodium-free turkey stock
¼ cup pure maple syrup
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat oven to 350°. Heat butter in large pan over medium heat. Add sausage to pan. Break up into small pieces and cook fully. Remove sausage from pan, leaving butter and drippings. Add onion, celery and carrots to pan and sauté until slightly softened. Add bread and parsley and toss lightly. Season to taste. Place bread into a 9- by 9-inch baking dish. Whisk together the stock with the maple syrup, drizzle over the bread and bake for 30–40 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 8–10 servings as a side dish. * Use day-old bread or spread cut cubes on a baking sheet and bake at 300° for 15–20 minutes to dry.

Ferraton Cotes du Rhone red wineVieux Telegraph red wine
Are you a big fan of Red Rhone Blends? If you love Tablas Creek, then you’ll love these wines as well. They’re both very versatile Rhone wines that will be fabulous with all your Thanksgiving dishes; make an impression on your guests this year!
  • Ferraton Cotes du Rhone – A benchmark Cotes du Rhone from an extraordinary vintage with irresistible aromas and flavors of red and black fruits, red flowers and wild herbs like thyme and sage. A dry wine with lots of character and charm. A tremendous value! $12.99
  • Vieux Telegraph ‘Le Crau’ Chateauneuf du Pape – Deep dark fruit and haunting earthy flavors combine in a super smooth package that will WOW you and your dinner guests. Highly rated (92 Wine Spectator) and iconic, this wine is only now ready to drink and has a core of cherry and red currant with notes of sandalwood, mulled fig and cocoa. $89.99
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