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Sausage and Sage Stuffing

A flavorful and simple to prepare stuffing recipe that will have your guests asking for more (and for the recipe).
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Julie @Mom Fabulous

Ingredients

  • 1 1 pound package of breakfast sausage
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 stalks celery sliced thinly
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 apples Granny Smith or Pink Lady - they need to be tart, cored and chopped
  • 1 tsp sage or 1/4 cup fresh sage
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 12 oz package of stuffing mix or 1 large baguette cut into 1/2 in pieces Roughly 7 cups
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • For wet stuffing 1 or 2 eggs.

Instructions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch dish or a 3 qt. shallow casserole dish.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook the breakfast sausage. After it's cooked (about 8 minutes), using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a very large bowl.
  • 3. To the sausage drippings in the skillet, add the 2 Tbsp of unsalted butter and melt. Add in the celery, onions, apples, sage, salt and pepper. Cook, tossing, until the vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.
  • 4. Add the vegetable mixture you just cooked to the bowl of sausage. Add the bread, chicken broth (and eggs if using for a wetter stuffing) and gently toss to combine.
  • 5. Transfer this mixture to your greased pan and cover with foil.
  • 6. Bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes until browned.

Notes

For serving purposes, you can transfer this dish after it's done to a pretty serving bowl.