Turkey Sausage and Wild Rice Dressing
12 Slices TURKEY BACON, cut into 1-inch slices
3 Cups sweet onion, chopped
3 Cups celery, chopped
1-1/2 Pounds button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
12 Ounces wild rice,
cooked and cooled
6 Cups dry bread crumbs
1-1/2 Pounds TURKEY SAUSAGE,
cooked and drained
1 Tablespoon dried oregano leaves
dried sage leaves:
salt and freshly ground black pepper to Taste
Over medium heat, sauté bacon until almost crisp. Remove and reserve.
Melt butter and add onion, celery and mushrooms; continue cooking until
vegetables are crisp.
Combine bacon, vegetables, cooked wild rice, bread
crumbs, cooked sausage and herbs. Gently mix well. Season to taste.
dressing into lightly greased 12 X 20 X 2-inch pan.
Bake, covered, at 325
degrees F for 60-70 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165
Used with permission from The National
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