Sausage and stuffing wreath recipe

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This sausage stuffing wreath turns an ordinary side into a real centrepiece. This stuffing wreath can be served alongside a Turkey, as part of your Christmas dinner, or served at any festive buffet.

sausage stuffing wreath
Serves8
SkillEasy
Preparation Time30 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time1 hours
Cost RangeCheap

A showpiece sausage stuffing wreath to serve alongside your roast turkey and trimmings.

This stuffing wreath looks so impressive but is actually incredibly simple to make - you don’t even need to make your own stuffing mix. It’s ideal for festive feasts since it incorporates pigs in blankets too. Plus it’s designed to be made up and frozen in advance, saving time and oven space on Christmas Day. All you need to remember is to transfer it to the fridge the night before, to give it time to defrost. Use any homemade or shop-bought variety of stuffing.

Ingredients

  • 600g stuffing
  • 2tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 630g pork and herb chipolata sausages
  • 250g rindless streaky bacon rashers

To serve:

  • Bay leaves
  • Cranberry sauce

You will need:

  • Empty, recycled 200g tin can, washed and dried
  • 22cm springform tin, lined with a parchment cake liner

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Method

  1. Grease the can and wrap some baking parchment around it. Place in the centre of the springform tin and pack the stuffing around it to make a wreath shape.
  2. Mix together the cranberry and Worcestershire sauces.
  3. Pinch each chipolata in the centre, twist and cut to make mini chipolatas. Cut the streaky bacon rashers in half.
  4. Brush the chipolatas with the cranberry sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Wrap the bacon rashers around the chipolatas. Arrange them around the can on top of the stuffing. Cover, then chill. At this point, your sausage stuffing wreath can be frozen.
  5. To serve, defrost overnight in the fridge, if frozen. Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 and cook for 30 minutes, until the sausages are a nice golden brown. Remove from the springform tin and garnish with some bay leaves. Serve with the cranberry sauce in the can in the centre of the wreath.

Top tips for making sausage and stuffing wreath recipe

This is a meaty dish, but if you want a vegetarian-friendly version, swap the chipolatas for miniature Quorn sausages. Omit the Worcestershire sauce (which contains anchovies) and instead make a cranberry glaze by heating 2tbsp cranberry sauce gently on the hob with 1-2 tbsp water. Drizzle over the sausages before baking. Just before serving, top with some caramelised, sliced onions.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Octavia Lillywhite

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.