Sausage and Apple Stuffing - this easy dressing recipe is loaded with apples, sausage, cranberries and pecans

Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound Hatfield Italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning - this is my favorite homemade recipe
  • 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled and diced
  • 8 cups dried Italian bread cubes
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups turkey stock
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook sausage, making sure to break it up into fine pieces.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes then add celery and onions; continue cooking until sausage is no longer pink.
  • Add thyme, poultry seasoning and apples; stir to combine.
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes to soften apples a bit.
  • Meanwhile, place dried bread cubes in a large bowl.
  • Stir in cranberries and pecans.
  • Add sausage and apple mixture to bread cubes; stir to combine.
  • Taste for seasoning; add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Whisk egg into turkey stock and pour over bread cubes; stir to combine.
  • Place mixture in a buttered baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.