I have yet to try a recipe from my girl Whitney Bond that I don’t absolutely love but when I cooked these up for my mock Friendsgiving, they were the hit of the party!
Here’s the thing about my Friendsgiving…I wanted all the recipes to be tailgate-friendly, meaning no need for utensils!! WAHOO! So not only were these so tasty but what a great way to bring your turkey day favorite to the tailgate.
- 1 lb pork sausage
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 stalks celery (chopped)
- 1 cup diced yellow onion (Whitney calls for a red onion but I swapped it out because I don’t love red onions)
- 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp fresh sage (chopped)
- 1 loaf or 6 cups potato bread (cubed)
- 2 eggs (whisked)
- ½ cup chicken broth
- Pre heat the oven to 350°F.
- Cook the sausage in a large skillet on the stove over medium heat.
- Once the sausage is cooked through, remove from the skillet and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Place the skillet back on the stove and add the butter.
- Once the butter is melted, add the celery and onion.
- Cook for 4-5 minutes, then add the crushed garlic, salt, pepper and sage. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and add the celery and onion mixture to the sausage.
- Add the bread and toss.
- Add the whisked eggs and chicken broth.
- Use your hands, or a large spoon, to mix everything together, then form into 14-16 medium-sized balls.
- Place the sausage stuffing balls in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes.
Friendly tailgate tip…I topped these with adorable little football flags from Party City. And the football board is from The Royal Standard. I cannot thank Whitney Enough and you can check out her recipe here since she’s the professional 🙂