Lightly spiced Christmas stuffing

Lightly spiced Christmas stuffing

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Cooking time

Prep: 1 hr - 1 hr Cook: 30 mins

Skill level



Serves 8 - 10

Not just for Christmas dinner, so good you'll be eating this all year round.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per sausage



  • 200g white bread (about 5 thick slices, crusts included)
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • large handful of parsley
  • 450g good quality sausagemeat
  • 2 Cox's apples, cored, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, strings removed and diced
  • 100g/4oz pack walnut pieces, chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 large egg
  • grated zest of 1 lemon and juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 20 rashers rindless streaky bacon

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  1. Whizz the bread in a food processor to make crumbs. Tip into a large bowl. Put the onion, garlic and parsley in the processor and whizz until finely chopped. Add the onion mix to the breadcrumbs with all the other ingredients except the bacon. Season generously and squish everything together with your hands until combined.
  2. Set aside about one third of the stuffing for the turkey and divide the rest into 20 pieces. Mould each piece into a little finger-sized sausage, then wrap each one in a rasher of bacon. Put the sausages into a shallow ovenproof dish, ready for roasting (see Citrus & thyme turkey).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2003

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laonie's picture
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This recipe has a fairly ordinary rating but it turns out it's because most people who raved about it didn't rate it. I made them and have frozen them to thaw & reheat on Christmas Day. I've never served stuffing on the side before, but these look and taste great and I can't wait to see what everyone else thinks. Very effective! Oh, I used macadamias instead of walnuts to add a local twist (I live in Queensland, Aus) added garlic, rosemary and thyme and only used 1 apple because I didn't want it to taste too 'fruity'.

s12oux's picture

I love different stuffings and this one is fantastic. I made it for the first time this xmas - a week in advance and froze it. Everyone raved about it - and will definitely be doing it again yum yum. Might add some more nuts next time....

getbuzylivin's picture
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Sorry, this sounded fantastic but the reality wasn't! It was too sweet and I felt it just didn't go well with the turkey on Christmas Day...there was absolutely loads left (and we were feeding 9 people!!) so that speaks volumes...won't be making again.

missshiraz's picture
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This stuffing is absolutely amazing! I made this last Christmas Eve for Christmas Day dinner (for us, my parents, my sisters and their partners) to have with our Cockerel and everybody had atleast three helpings. I decided to make it again on New Years Day for the In-Laws - i was rather unsure as my mother in-laws husband is not easy to please, but he ended up taking another batch home with him for sandwiches. I make it using our local butchers award winning sausages which are very peppery (and divine!). I've been asked to whizz some up for my Mother in Law and my sister to take to her mother in-laws for Christmas day and it's a definate for our Cockerel again this year. I've made a few batches throughout the year and frozen them. This is simply the best stuffing you'll ever make!

kbouchard's picture

Really nice and tasty - recipe makes loads and it froze really well!

humamubarak's picture

its too good just like bbc good food
i loved it