Here are our recommendations on how best to enjoy your Turkey-Free Feast.
First, CLICK HERE for directions on how to prepare your one pound or stuffed turkey, and you'll also see a recipe for additional stuffing and for gravy.
This year, we included our favorite Kelly's Croutons in the feast, and they have a delicious recipe for making Sourdough Stuffing with the croutons.
Brussels Sprouts with Portuguese Sausage
Our Portuguese sausage is a fun additional to a variety of dishes, like stuffing or mashed potatoes. We're sharing a recipe for pairing them with Brussels sprouts.
- 1 Large Red Onion (thinly sliced)
- 8 Cloves Garlic (minced)
- 8 Tablespoons Neutral Oil (such as sunflower or canola - divided in half)
- 2 lbs Brussels Sprouts (cut in half lengthwise)
- 2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
- 13 oz Portuguese Sausage (quartered and sliced)
- 3 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Preheat a conventional oven to 400º F.
In a large sauté pan/skillet heat ½ of the oil, garlic and onion over medium heat. Sauté for 5-10 minutes until onion and garlic start to become translucent and slightly brown.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, toss Brussels sprouts in the remaining half of oil. Sprinkle them with smoked paprika and a slight amount of salt. Spread onto a baking sheet, cut-side down and bake for 20-25 minutes until thoroughly browned, saving your bowl for a later step.
In the skillet with onions and garlic that is working on the stove, add sliced sausage and continue to sauté for 10-15 minutes until Portuguese sausage is crisp on the edges and the onions and garlic are browned. Remove mixture from stove and set aside.
Once both Brussels sprouts are roasted and the sausage is browned and crisp, add both sausage mixture and Brussels sprouts to the mixing bowl that you set aside earlier. Stir to combine. Lightly drizzle the veggies with red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
The fig brie and olive havarti are perfect for a plant-based charcuterie board. Add crackers or sliced baguette, fruits, and veggies, along with your favorite vegan meats.
CLICK HERE for more suggestions on building a beautiful vegan charcuterie board.
We also shared a Brie en Croute recipe, along with suggestions for the bacon in this year's Valentine's Day pack.
Our friend Cadry over at Cadry's Kitchen also has a ton of great ideas.