Down Home Italian Dressing

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1 1/2 lbs Sweet Italian sausage; cooked and drained
2 tbsps olive oil
1 extra large yellow onion; chopped
7 large celery; chopped
4 cloves garlic; minced
6 ozs Pancetta; diced
6 cups french bread; Day-old, finely diced
3 cups Unsweetened corn bread; crumbled
1/2 cup Butter; cubed, cold
1 tbs Ground sage
1 1/2 tablespoons Poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Mozzarella cheese; shredded
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup Toasted pine nuts
4 cups Chicken or turkey broth
2 tbsps Fresh sage; chopped
large parmesan shavings

Original recipe makes 6



Heat oil in large skillet on medium. Saute pancetta for 2 minutes. Add onion and celery and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook another 3 minutes. Mix together breads and 3/4 cups toasted pine nuts in a lsrge mixing bowl. Add cheeses and cooked sausage to the breads. Mix together with the dried seasonings. Add sauteed veggies with any pan drippings. Slowly add broth and stir until mixed thououghly. The consistency should not be soupy, but very moist. If not, add more broth.

Test for saltiness and add a dash more if needed.

Place in an extra deep 9x13 inch greased pan. Dot the top with cubed buttler and cover with foil. Bake 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes or until slightly crusted on the edges. Top with remaining toasted pine nuts and chopped fresh sage. Add shaved cheese just before serving.


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