Popeye's Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing Recipe

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Popeye's classic, buttery-tender biscuits are the star of this Thanksgiving stuffing Vicky Wasik

Since Popeye's makes one of our favorite buttery, tender biscuits in the city, we thought it would have excellent stuffing potential. And sure enough, once dehydrated in the oven, the biscuit-croutons stand up beautifully to the stock, cream, and egg mixture that gives this stuffing its custardy texture. The dish is studded with sweet Italian sausage, onion, celery, carrots, and fennel for a fast food twist on the classic dish.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 12 Popeye's biscuits, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from casing

  • 2 large onion, finely chopped (about 2 cups)

  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 fennel bulb, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage leaves

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped

  • 4 large whole eggs, beaten

  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken or turkey broth

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread out the cubed biscuits in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until dried out and begin to toast, rotating halfway through, about 30 minutes total. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Decrease oven heat to 350°F.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add sausage and cook, breaking it up into small pieces with a whisk or potato masher. Cook until beginning to brown, about 15 minutes. Add onions and carrots, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the carrots begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add fennel, celery, garlic, sage, and thyme and cook, stirring frequently, until all the vegetables have softened and are beginning to take on color, about 10 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

  3. Whisk together eggs, broth, and cream in a medium bowl until fully combined. Season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over the sausage and vegetable mixture. Add diced biscuits and gently fold until evenly combined.

  4. Butter a 9- 13-inch rectangular baking dish (or 10- 14-inch oval dish). Transfer the stuffing mixture and pack it down lightly. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking until the top is beginning to brown, 20 to 25 minutes longer. Increase oven to 425—F and continue cooking until well browned, about 8 minutes longer. Remove from oven and allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
519 Calories
27g Fat
50g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 519
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 1192mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 282mg 22%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 574mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)