Introduction: How to Make Andouille Smoked Sausage Dressing

This recipe makes about 5 cups or 6 servings.
Cooking times will vary depending on the type of pan used in the initial stages, Non-stick, cast iron, stainless steel.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients - Prep

· 8 tablespoons of butter, in all

· 4 cups chopped onions, in all

· 2 cups chopped celery, in all

· 2 cups chopped green bell peppers, in all

· 1 ¼ pounds Andouille smoked sausage

· 2 tablespoons minced garlic

· 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce

· 2 cups chicken stock

· 1 ½ cups very fine dry bread crumbs (preferably French bread)

Step 2: Cook

· Melt half the butter in a large skillet over med. high heat

· Add 2 cups of the onions, 1 cup of the celery and 1 cup of the bell peppers

· Sauté until onions are dark brown but not burned, about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally

Step 3: Cook

· Add the Andouille and cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently to incorporate the ingredients

Step 4: Cook

· Add the remaining 2 cups onion, 1 cup celery and 1 cup bell peppers

· Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter, the garlic and Tabasco sauce, stirring well

· Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

Step 5: Cook

· Stir in the stock and bring to a simmer; continue cooking until the oil rises to the top (until the water evaporates), about 10 minutes

Step 6: Final Stages

· Stir in the breadcrumbs

· Remove from heat

Step 7: Final Stage

· Transfer mixture to an ungreased 9x13 baking dish; bake uncovered in a 425-degree oven until browned on top, about 45 minutes, stirring and scrapping pan bottom well every 15 minutes

Step 8: FIN!

· Enjoy!!

This recipe is based on Paul Prudhomme’s Andouille Smoked Sausage Dressing.

This recipe can be used to stuff a bird or as a side dish. This cook prefers this as a very complimentary side dish.