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Sausage for turkey stuffing

I live in New York. For years I've used Parks Hot 'n Sagey Sausage for my stuffing. This year I have not seen it in any supermarket. It comes in a one pound roll, the covering is orange. Has anyone seen it? Or can anyone suggest a substitute?


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  1. Bob Evans sage sausage should be fine to use.

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      1. re: anni

        we use a double batch :) Love the sage!

          1. re: BabsW

            I have one thawed ready for breakfast in the morning!

      2. re: monavano

        We also use Bob Evans sage. Note that in our area, the local supermarket has stopped stocking the B.E. sage sausage except around T-giving, so we now buy a few and freeze them to have throughout the year

      3. Any sagey breakfast sausage will do...but I like to make my own in order to control the fact content. All you need is ground pork, salt, pepper, sage, and a pinch of sugar. If you have it you can also add some savory. Really couldn't be simpler!

        1. For thanksgiving I splurge and order sausage from Harrington's of Vermont. Their sausage has just the right spicing for turkey stuffing.

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          1. re: smtucker

            Me too! I have been using Harrington's sausage for my stuffing for many years. Great stuff. comes in 1 pound packages- loose sausage meat.

          2. Hi Squirrelly_wrath,

            I live in Virginia and I too am also looking for the Parks Hot n' Sagey Sausage in my area but I think I can help you though. The Shop-Rite and Pathway grocery stores in Jersey City carry that Parks sausage that we're looking for.

            God Bless

            1. Can you get the similar tube of Jimmy Dean Hot sausage? It's their sage sausage with hot pepper.

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              1. re: Karl S

                I second the Jimmy Dean suggestion - I think it's great in stuffing.

                1. re: CaitlinC333

                  My husband will only eat Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, I'm buying a roll for my stuffing this year.

              2. there's a similar Smithfield sausage that I usually use.

                1. parks was having financial problems and was bought out.......check link below.....we too missed that hot and sagey sausage in the orange roll .....

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                  1. re: teamster560

                    Does this mean "No more Park sausages, Mom?"

                  2. To my understanding Parks sausage is out of buisness! We just found some in the Shoprite in jackson 260 N County Line Rd. That stuff is like gold! I heard Parks we under a couple years back, I don't know how old this sausage is the packaging looks fine everything looks great.

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                    1. re: enahoek

                      I think Park's may still be around...I know that Jamestown brand did go out of business (too bad too...it was a better product).

                      In any case, there are so many other brands around...Bob Evans, Jones, Jimmy Dean...that you can probably substitute one of those and not taste much of a difference. You can always add pepper if you like it hotter...

                      1. re: The Professor

                        Yeah I know I was a chef at one point in my career! I was only stating a fact which I now think is false. I thought I read that some sports figure bought the parks brand but couldn't keep it going. If in fact that is not true then I am very glad, either way I now have eight packages, one ready to go for breakfast in the morning! Can't wait