Published on December 5th, 2017 | by cmiy1
Christmas Bratwurst Dressing
Its the holidays Ya’ll! Ho Ho Ho! I love Christmas and I love decorating my home for the holidays. My kids even poke fun a little at me about it, but it’s all in good fun. They love it as much as I do, so I think it’s ok. I wanted to share my dining room with you today to show you what I do for Chrismas in there. I’m also sharing this amazing recipe for Christmas Bratwurst Dressing. I only make this dressing during the holidays because it’s just special and I want my family to always love it, but it’s actually super easy to make and throws together quickly. I don’t recall exactly how I came up with this recipe, probably something where I was just adoring Bratwurst and after summer, grilling them and enjoying them, wanting to create a dish for winter. I’ve been making this dish for years now and it always gets thumbs up from the family. I love to use fresh bread in this, and using my Rhodes Frozen White Bread was the perfect compliment to keep my dish tasting great.
My dining room is painted in a light mocha latte color and white. I have red and gold accent colors, so it always looks festive during the holidays. My butler holds our family village, which my kids are in charge of setting up every year. I have made many decorations around the house, including the wreath and small Christmas tree. I keep my tree trio bare, with just white lights and red bow toppers and also have wrapped my main chairs with gold fabric and velvet ribbons.
Every year my husband and I compromise on my table centerpiece. He hates them, I love them. HAHA. So I get one. But I try to keep it small and not so intrusive in our views. This year I laid out white fabric napkins as a base, added in extra Village houses and trees then placed pine cones, silver ornaments and battery operated tea lights so we can have a sparkly but safe! Christmas.
Let’s show you how to make my Christmas Bratwurst Dressing. You need Rhodes White Bread.
Take two loaves of frozen dough out of the bag, and defrost them. Place them on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper and allow them to rise for several hours.
Bake them in a 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes until golden brown.
For the recipe, you will need
1 loaf Rhodes Bread, cubed
2 sticks of celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 to 2 cans of Chicken broth
3/4 stick of butter
5 links of Bratwurst, casings removed.
1-2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
I add my sausage to the skillet and brown it, then add the celery and onion to the skillet and let them get crisp tender. Once everything is cooked, add in 3/4 stick of butter and 1 can of chicken broth.
Mix in the bread and see if the dressing is moist enough, there should be no extra liquid but the bread should be moistened all over. If needed add more broth.
Place the dressing in a casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. I love to have the bread turn brown and crispy on the top.
Serves 8 – 10 people.
Perfect with ham or turkey and our Rhodes Heat N Serve rolls.
Happy Holidays and