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Sausage Stuffing Recipe

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Delight your taste buds and elevate your holiday feast with our delectable Sausage Stuffing recipe. Bursting with savory flavors and hearty textures, this classic side dish is a must-have addition to any festive table. Crafted with a harmonious blend of flavorful sausage, aromatic herbs, and wholesome bread, our recipe promises to infuse your meal with warmth and satisfaction. Whether you’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or craving a comforting meal for any occasion, our easy-to-follow recipe is sure to become a beloved favorite among family and friends. Join us as we unveil the secrets to creating this timeless dish that will leave everyone coming back for seconds.

In our Sausage Stuffing recipe, we’ve perfected the balance of flavors and textures to ensure a memorable dining experience. With premium sausage providing a rich depth of flavor, complemented by the earthy notes of herbs and the comforting familiarity of soft, moist bread, each bite is a symphony of taste sensations. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, our recipe offers straightforward instructions and minimal prep time, allowing you to focus on enjoying the festivities rather than being stuck in the kitchen. So, gather your ingredients and prepare to impress your guests with a dish that embodies the spirit of togetherness and culinary excellence.

Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Stuffing is a holiday tradition! It is one of those must have recipes that hit the table. But we have all been there where the stuffing is not great. It lacks flavor, is soggy, and is just plain bad! Well, if this is your experience with stuffing you are in for a treat because this sausage stuffing recipe is my go-to favorite. It is so easy to make, loaded with flavor, and is the perfect texture and consistency that you and your guests will love. The best news is that you can even prep it the night before and stick it in your oven right before dinner. 

Sausage Stuffing Recipe

You will love this for so many reasons!

  • Easy to make/make ahead
  • Delicious flavor
  • Crispy on the top and soft in the middle, goodbye mushy stuffing! 
Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage (ground)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) box of cubed seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1 (6-ounce) box cornbread stuffing mix

How to Make Sausage Stuffing

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish. 
  • In a large pan, add sausage and cook over medium heat until no longer pink; breaking it into small pieces as it cooks. Drain sausage on paper towels. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter. Add celery and onion, then sauté in the butter until vegetables soften (about 1-2 minutes). 
  • Add chicken broth and the other two sticks of butter. Heat until butter is completely melted, stirring frequently (if the mixture starts to foam up while butter is melting, lower heat).  
  • Remove from heat and add in rubbed sage seasoning, salt, and pepper; mix well. Pour in both packages of stuffing mix and stir until fully moistened. Add in the cooked sausage and mix until well combined.  
  • Pour the mixture into the greased casserole dish and spread evenly. Cover with tin foil. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and stir the stuffing to make sure it’s not too moist on the bottom of the dish. Return to the oven and bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes or until the top is a bit crispy, then serve hot!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you want to add a little spice to your sausage stuffing you will want to pick up hot italian sausage instead of mild. You can also do a mix of half hot and half mild if you prefer. 
  • If you are not a fan of store-bought bread stuffing cubes you can make your own. 
  • You want to be sure to stir the stuffing really well before putting it back in the oven for the final 15 minutes of cooking. This helps ensure that you don’t end up with soggy stuffing. 
  • Use rubbed sage seasoning instead of ground or dried sage. It gives it the best flavor.
Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Storage

Store your sausage stuffing in an airtight container in the fridge. This will keep up to 4 days. 

Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Can You Make Sausage Stuffing Ahead of Time

Yes, you can definitely make sausage stuffing ahead of time to save time on the day you plan to serve it. There are a few different approaches you can take:

  1. Prepare and Refrigerate: You can make the sausage stuffing a day or two in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to use it, simply reheat it in the oven or on the stovetop before serving. Be sure to let it come to room temperature for a bit before reheating to ensure even cooking.
  2. Freeze the Uncooked Stuffing: Another option is to prepare the stuffing and freeze it before cooking. Place the uncooked stuffing in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag, and then thaw it in the refrigerator a day before you plan to use it. Once thawed, you can cook it as you normally would.
  3. Freeze Cooked Stuffing: If you’ve already cooked the stuffing, you can freeze it and then reheat it later. Ensure it’s completely cooled before placing it in a freezer-safe container. To reheat, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then warm it in the oven or on the stovetop.

Always make sure to follow proper food safety guidelines. Refrigerate or freeze the stuffing promptly after preparing, and when reheating, ensure it reaches a safe internal temperature to prevent any foodborne illnesses.

Sausage Stuffing Recipe
Do I have to use 3 sticks of butter?

Yes! You will want to use all 3 sticks of butter. It may sound like a lot, but it gives it such a delicious flavor and consistency that you will love. 

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Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Sausage Stuffing

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This sausage stuffing recipe is the perfect side to your Thanksgiving feast this year. It is loaded with so much flavor thanks to the Italian sausage, the butter and sage, that you will find yourself going back for seconds, thirds, and fourths.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage (ground)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) box cubed seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1 (6-ounce) box cornbread stuffing mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish. 
  2. In a large pan, add sausage and cook over medium heat until no longer pink; breaking it into small pieces as it cooks. Drain sausage on paper towels. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter. Add celery and onion, then sauté in the butter until vegetables soften (about 1-2 minutes). 
  4. Add chicken broth and other two sticks of butter. Heat until butter is completely melted, stirring frequently (if mixture starts to foam up while butter is melting, lower heat).  
  5. Remove from heat and add in rubbed sage seasoning, salt, and pepper; mix well. Pour in both packages of stuffing mix and stir until fully moistened. Add in the cooked sausage and mix until well combined.  
  6. Pour mixture into the greased casserole dish and spread evenly. Cover with tinfoil. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and stir stuffing to make sure it’s not too moist on the bottom of the dish. Return to the oven and bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes or until the top is a bit crispy, then serve hot!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 895mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g

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