This classic apple and sausage stuffing recipe is a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving side dish that’s loaded up with vegetables, fruit, and savory sage sausage. It’s hard to believe that the Thanksgiving holiday is just a few weeks away from now. While I enjoy turkey on Thanksgiving, it’s really the side dishes that I get excited about. This stuffing recipe is very similar to one that my mom used to make.
I’ll be doing something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. My son and I will be meeting my dad and stepmom in New Orleans for a few days. We have Thanksgiving dinner reservation in the French Quarter. It is sure to be great. This will be my first time eating out for Thanksgiving, instead of cooking. Who knows, we might just be starting a new tradition.
What are your Thanksgiving plans? I hope you’ll consider making this fantastic stuffing recipe a part of it!
Apple and Sausage Stuffing
(yields: 8 servings)
1 lb sage sausage*
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced
3 cup stuffing mix or bread cubes
2 cups chicken broth
1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Cook sausage in pan, stirring to crumble. Add onion, carrots, celery and poultry seasoning. Cook for 57 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
In a large bowl, combine sausage mixture, apple, stuffing mix, chicken broth, cranberries and egg. Stir to combine. Pour into prepared baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
If you can’t locate sage sausage, use ground Italian sausage and season with 1 tsp sage.