Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Recipe

This Thanksgiving sausage stuffing recipe is packed with flavor and will have your taste buds singing. Impress your guests this holiday season with this mouth watering dish.

Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Recipe

What kinds of traditional foods are absolute must-haves for your family at a holiday meal? For many people, every Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner involves a turkey and all the trimmings.

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Mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole all have to be on the table. Of course, there has to be pumpkin pie for dessert too.

There are infinite variations to all of these dishes, but today I want to share a super easy sausage stuffing recipe with you. This savory sausage stuffing is a family favorite around here. Packed with cooked sausage, vegetables, and fresh herbs, your family will love it too.

Stuffing can be cooked several ways. Often it is made on the stove top only like this keto stove top stuffing. Some people like to stuff the cavity of the chicken or turkey before cooking it (hence the name).

This particular stuffing recipe is baked in the oven making it an easy make ahead side. Here is everything you need to know to get started.

Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Recipe

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Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups white bread cubes
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery, 3 stalks
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage, ground 
  • 2 cups turkey stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Process

Instructions:

Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Process

1. Chop the celery and onion.

Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Process

2. Dice the fresh herbs.

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3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until it is browned and crumbly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the browned sausage to a large bowl.

4. In the same skillet, sauté garlic, celery, and onions until onion is tender; do not brown. Stir in 1/3 of the bread cubes.

5. Transfer mixture to the large bowl with sausage. Add remaining bread cubes, herbs, and stock. Mix everything together well.

6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease a 9×13 casserole dish with a little butter or cooking spray. Place stuffing mixture in the prepared baking dish and cover.

Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Process

7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and crisp on top, about 25 minutes, basting occasionally with melted butter or turkey drippings.

Alternative Ingredients:

  • Chicken broth can be used instead of turkey stock.
  • Dried herbs can replace fresh herbs.
  • Try another kind of sausage, like a spicy or sweet Italian sausage or turkey sausage.
Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Tips and Tricks:

  • Any leftover stuffing should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap. It will last for about five days.
  • I love to use French bread for this stuffing, but you can use any kind of bread you like best. If you are looking for a low-carb option, you could also try my keto stuffing recipe.
  • When making a homemade stuffing, using slightly stale bread or day-old bread will give you the best results. If the bread is still quite fresh, you can also toast it. Place a single layer of bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for just a few minutes, watching carefully, until they dry out.
  • Check the bakery section of your local grocery store for bags of unseasoned stuffing cubes and save yourself some prep time.
Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing

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Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

What kinds of traditional foods are absolute must-haves for your family at a holiday meal? For many people, every Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner involves a turkey and all the trimmings. Mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole all have to be on the table. Of course, there has to be pumpkin pie for dessert too.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups white bread cubes
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery, 3 stalks
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage, ground 
  • 2 cups turkey stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until it is browned and crumbly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the browned sausage to a large bowl.

In the same skillet, sauté garlic, celery, and onions until onion is tender; do not brown. Stir in 1/3 of the bread cubes. Transfer mixture to the large bowl with sausage. Add remaining bread cubes, herbs, and stock. Mix everything together well.

To bake stuffing: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease a 9x13 casserole dish with a little butter or cooking spray. Place stuffing mixture in the prepared baking dish and cover. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and crisp on top, about 25 minutes, basting occasionally with melted butter or turkey drippings.

Notes

  • Any leftover stuffing should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap. It will last for about ** days.
  • I love to use french bread for this stuffing, but you can use any kind of bread you like best. If you are looking for a low-carb option, you could also try my keto stuffing recipe.
  • When making a homemade stuffing, using slightly stale bread or day-old bread will give you the best results. If the bread is still quite fresh, you can also toast it. Place a single layer of bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for just a few minutes, watching carefully, until they dry out.
  • Check the bakery section of your local grocery store for bags of unseasoned stuffing cubes and save yourself some prep time

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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