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Apple Sausage Stuffing
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

Apple Sausage Stuffing is filled with all the classic stuffing flavors plus a few extras to make it over the top! Studded with apples, dried cranberries, fresh herbs, and sausage makes this stuffing rich, flavorful, and hearty. Perfect for pairing with your holiday main dish!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade stuffing recipe, sausage stuffing, stuffing recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 1 (1 pound) (465g) loaf French or Italian bread
  • 1 pound (455g) ground pork sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon each: fresh rosemary, fresh parsley, fresh thyme, all minced
  • ½ dried sage
  • 2 apples, cored and diced
  • ½ cup (60g) dried cranberries
  • 1 cup (235ml) chicken broth/stock
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut bread into ½ inch cubes and place on a baking sheet. Bake stirring frequently until dry. This can take 45+ minutes.

  2. In a large skillet brown the sausage with the onion and celery until sausage is no longer pink. Add herbs and stir in well.

  3. In a large bowl combine toasted bread, sausage mixture, diced apples, and cranberries. Toss with the broth and melted butter (use a little more broth if it seems to dry). Transfer to a 9x13 baking dish and bake covered for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5-10 more minutes to crisp the top if desired.

Recipe Notes
  1. MAKE AHEAD: Make the day before and store covered in the refrigerator. To reheat remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before placing in the oven. 
  2. FREEZER FRIENDLY: Freeze completely cooled stuffing in a freezer safe container or bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator. 
  3. HERBS: Can replace the fresh herbs with 1 teaspoon of dried. 
  4. To use to stuff a bird be sure to follow food safety rules for cooking stuffing in a turkey. You must use a meat thermometer to make sure the stuffing reaches 165 degrees F.
  5. SLOW COOKER: Use 1 1/2 cups broth and place stuffing mixture in a 6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 1/2 hours or HIGH for 2 1/4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Sausage Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 162IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.