Lemon & herb stuffing

Lemon & herb stuffing

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 8, plus makes 250g extra to stuff a 5kg turkey
Add a citrus zing to your Christmas turkey this year with this zesty, fresh stuffing

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal142
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.67g
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  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 5 onions, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 300g white bread, in chunks
  • 25g pack curly parsley
  • 15g pack sage, leaves only



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • zest 3 lemons, juice of 1



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 8 cocktail sausages
  • 4 smoked, dry-cured streaky bacon rashers, halved across the middle


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then soften the onions for 10 mins with the pan covered. Put the bread and herbs into a food processor and pulse until you have herby breadcrumbs. Stir into the onion pan along with the lemon zest and juice and plenty of seasoning. Set aside 250g to stuff the turkey, then press the remainder into a well buttered baking tin or dish, about 20 x 30cm, or use 2 smaller tins if that’s all that you have.

  2. Wrap half a bacon rasher around each sausage. Score the stuffing into 8 rectangles, then sit a sausage on top of each. Cover with foil and cook for 20 mins. Uncover, then roast for 20 mins more or until the sausages and bacon are golden and the stuffing golden and sizzling.

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3rd Feb, 2012
Lovely and zesty. First time making stuffing and found it quiet easy to make too
13th Nov, 2011
It lost in taste test versus Paxo... but the kids had a vote, and the adults did prefer the 'no additives' vibe of this recipe. Democracy is so overrated!
5th Dec, 2010
made this for christmas dinner last year, beautiful, everyone loved it.
20th Dec, 2009
Made it without the meat as we have a veggie in the family. Consistency was a bit loose and fluffy but the taste was fantastic and everyone commented on how tasty it was. Would def do again.
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