Sage and Onion Stuffing with Pigs in Blankets

This is a classic stuffing and I got the recipe from my Granny. She copied it out for me a few years ago, so when I was down at the Farmers’ Market and I saw some sausage meat I knew it was that time again.
This is such a simple recipe with great results. I have recently become a little more friendly with my blender. Some might say too friendly. I just can’t believe how much easier it makes things. When you have poor circulation in the extremities, the thought of chopping an onion into a billion pieces is not enticing.

homemade sage and onion stuffing ingredients

What you will need
450g sausage meat
1 large onion
1 slice of stale bread
Sage leaves – as much sage as you feel like

sage and onion stuffing mix

Put everything but the sausage meat into the blender until it is finely chopped. Turn out into a bowl and mix the sausage meat in with your hands. Season. At this point, a light turned on in my head and I grated in the zest of a lemon and squeezed in the juice.

stuffing and pigs in blankets in oven

You can leave the sausage meat until you need it. Divide into whatever size you please. I whacked mine in the oven next to my Pigs in Blankets. For those who have not a clue, a pig in a blanket is a sausage wrapped in bacon. Preferably smoked bacon. They are possibly the greatest use of a pig I know of.

sage and onion stuffing and pigs in blankets
My celebration of pork took about 40 minutes in a medium/hot oven. The lemon lifted it out of what might have been too umami-ish. Fabulous on the side of a roast chicken dinner. Admittedly there was more pork on the plate than chicken. I’m not that keen on chicken anyway…
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  1. says

    I love sage, love it. It’s so underused – and you can’t go past classic with cooking anyway – this looks delicious.

    I love that you got this from your granny – I used to always get mine to copy out recipes for me, you get the best recipes that way eh?

  2. says

    This is what I am going to have next Friday on Xmas party, and I hope it will be as appetising as yours. Never made my own, as every year we use to go to Poland during the Xmas, this year for a change we are staying in Yorkshire, so I am hoping to try some of British Xmas delights. 😉

  3. says

    Belinda – I’d say make some, get a fork and snuggle up in front of the TV.

    Emma – I thought it was just my Granny who liked copying up recipes!

    Ilke – I’ve got many more where this came from.

    Karolina – I hope you enjoyed it.

    Dimah – The oldies are the goldies!

    Mom Chef – What are pigs in blankets on your side of the pond?

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