Youth Tonic Stuffing. You heard that right. Youth Tonic makes an AMAZING base for any stuffing recipe! Especially this one!
In this recipe we used the Gluten Free Stuffing Mix from Trader Joe's. However this recipe is very versatile, and you can use any stuffing mix you desire, or even regular bread. It's Thanksgiving- we won't tell!
Youth Tonic Stuffing
Serves 15 | 325 Calories | 11g Fat | 18g Protein | 36g Carbs
2 Pounds Sourdough Bread or Stuffing Mix
1 Pound Sage Pork Sausage
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Medium Carrots, peeled and small diced
2 Ribs of Celery, small diced
1 Large Onion, small diced
4 Cups (2 Jars) FOND Youth Tonic
1 Bunch Sage, finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
Cut the bread into ½ inch cubes, place evenly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and bake at 375 until golden brown. Let cool completely. If using a stuffing mix, disregard this step.
In a large pot, on medium-high heat, cook the sausage into crumbles and brown well. Add in the butter, carrot, celery, and onion and cook until the onion has turned translucent. Add the Youth Tonic and bring it to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. Add the sage and dried thyme and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Gently fold in the bread cubes to this mixture. Once incorporated, put into a large baking dish. Press down evenly, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top!