Jamie Oliver’s Delicious Sage And Onion Stuffing

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Craving a delicious and satisfying stuffing for your next roast dinner? Look no further than Jamie Oliver’s take on this classic side dish. This recipe is packed with flavorful ingredients and comes together easily, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.


Meat stuffing
Meat stuffing

2 onions, finely chopped

  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 50g butter
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400g sausage meat (remove sausage meat from casings if using sausages)
  • 250g dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 50g dried cranberries (or chopped dried apricots)
  • 75ml hot chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Instructions:

    1. Sauté the vegetables: In a large frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.

    2. Add herbs and sausage: Stir in the thyme leaves and bay leaves, then cook for another minute. Add the sausage meat and cook for 5-7 minutes, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned.

    3. Combine dry ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, grated apple, and dried cranberries.

    4. Incorporate wet ingredients: Pour the cooked sausage mixture and vegetables into the breadcrumb mixture. Season generously with salt and pepper.

    5. Moisten the stuffing: Gradually add the hot chicken stock, mixing well after each addition, until the stuffing is just moistened and holds its shape when squeezed. Be careful not to overmix.

    6. Transfer and bake: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas Mark 4). Spoon the stuffing into a baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

    7. Serve: Serve hot alongside your roast dinner and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: Approximately 350 kcal

  • Fat: Around 15g
  • Saturated Fat: About 5g
  • Carbohydrates: Roughly 30g
  • Sugars: Approximately 5g
  • Protein: Around 15g
  • Sodium: Varies depending on the sausage and stock used

  • Conclusion:

    Jamie Oliver’s stuffing recipe is a fantastic way to elevate your roast dinner. It’s bursting with flavor and texture, making it a guaranteed hit with everyone at the table. With its ease of preparation and versatility, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use different types of sausage?

    Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different sausage flavors like chorizo, Italian sausage, or even vegetarian sausage for a meat-free option.

    2. What can I substitute for dried cranberries?

    Chopped dried apricots, chopped walnuts, or chopped pecans make excellent substitutes for dried cranberries.

    3. Can I make the stuffing ahead of time?

    Yes, you can! Prepare the stuffing up to a day in advance and store it covered in the refrigerator. Simply reheat it in the oven before serving.

    4. Is it okay to stuff the bird with this stuffing?

    While this recipe works well as a side dish, it can also be used to stuff your bird. However, be sure to adjust the cooking time to ensure the stuffing reaches an internal temperature of 75°C (165°F).

    5. What other herbs can I use in this recipe?

    Fresh sage, rosemary, or a combination of both can be used in place of thyme for a slightly different flavor profile.