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Ditch the box and see how easy it is to make homemade Sausage stuffing this Thanksgiving. Fresh bread, sausage, hints of sage ,chunks of apple and dried cranberries make this sausage stuffing dish the star of the show! Serve in a casserole dish as a side dish or stuff the turkey! Easy to substitute other favorites like Italian sausage or cornbread. Families adore this recipe that can be a main meal in itself when you are seeking those Thanksgiving comfort food favorite flavors!
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Stuffing with Sausage

Stuffing with sausage is a family favorite! Fresh bread, sausage, hints of sage, chunks of apple and dried cranberries make this the best stuffing recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: herbed stuffing, sausage stuffing
Servings: 12
Calories: 203kcal


Ingredients for Stuffing with Sausage:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large gala apples, chopped
  • ¼ cup cranberries, dried
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 cups ciabatta bread, sliced to ¾ inch cubes (about 5 rolls)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup apple juice


How to Make Sausage Stuffing:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a non-stick skillet with non-stick spray and warm over medium heat. Once warm, add in the breakfast sausage, and begin to cook, using a spatula to break it into small pieces.
  • Slice your celery into the size you prefer, and dice your onion. Chop the gala apples to remove the core, and make into chunks about ¾ inches. No need to peel, but it is up to your personal preference. Set aside.
  • Slice the ciabatta bread rolls into bread cubes, about ¾ inch in size. Place in an oversized bowl.
  • Once the sausage has browned on the outside and is just a bit pink on the inside, add in the celery, onion, apples and dried cranberries. Saute for about 2-3 minutes, sweating down the onion and the celery. 
  • Next, sprinkle the poultry seasoning over the sausage mixture. Mix well, and allow it to cook about a minute. It will become nice and fragrant.
  • Place the sausage mixture into the bowl with the bread cubes, and mix well. 
  • Beat together the eggs, apple juice, and milk. 
  • Pour ½ of the egg and milk mixture over the bread and sausage mixture and mix really well. Finish by pouring over the rest and making sure everything is incorporated and that all pieces of bread have been saturated by the egg mixture. You may need to use your hands for this!
  • Place the sausage stuffing mixture into a casserole dish or other shallow baking dish and cook for approximately 30 minutes. 
  • The stuffing is cooked when it reaches 165 degrees. If you notice it's becoming too crispy on top, you can simply cover it with aluminum foil to prevent burning.


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.6mg