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casserole dish of sausage stuffing with apples and cranberries

Sausage Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


All of the flavors of fall come together in this Sausage Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries for the perfect holiday stuffing recipe.



  • 1 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread
  • 3 3/4 cups cubed white bread
  • 1 pound turkey sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 golden apple, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet.  Bake in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until evenly toasted.

Meanwhile, cook the sausage and onions in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking up the sausage as it cooks.  Cook until the sausage is browned and cooked through and the onions are soft.  Add the celery, sage, rosemary and thyme and cook another 2 minutes to heat through.

Put the toasted bread crumbs in a large bowl and pour the sausage mixture over.  Add the cranberries, parsley and apple. Stir to mix.

Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and pour the dressing mixture in.  Pour the chicken broth and then the melted butter evenly over the top.  Cover with foil and bake in the heated oven for 30 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes to brown the top.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 294
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Sodium: 657 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 58 mg

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