Sausage Stuffing


The bread mixture for this popular holiday side dish includes crumbled corn bread. Either make a recipe of your own, or if you are short on time, prepare a package corn muffin mix.

Sausage Stuffing
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 12 ounce bulk pork sausage

  • ¾ cup finely chopped onion (1 large)

  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 small)

  • ½ cup chopped celery (2 stalks)

  • ½ cup butter or margarine

  • 5 cup dry white bread cubes (see tip)

  • 4 ½ cup crumbled corn bread

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans, toasted (see tip) (optional)

  • 1 ¼ - 1 ½ cup chicken broth


  1. In a large skillet brown sausage over medium heat; drain. Remove from skillet; set aside.

  2. In the same skillet cook onion, sweet pepper, and celery in hot butter over medium heat until tender; set aside.

  3. In a large bowl combine bread cubes and corn bread. Add cooked sausage, onion mixture, poultry seasoning, black pepper, and, if desired, pecans. Drizzle with enough broth to moisten (about 1 cup), tossing lightly to combine. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole. Bake, covered, in a 325 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until heated through.

  4. Or use bread mixture to stuff one 10- to 12-pound turkey. (See stuffing tips.) Place any remaining stuffing in a casserole; drizzle with enough of the remaining chicken broth (1/4 to 1/2 cup) to make a stuffing of desired moistness. Cover and chill until ready to bake. Bake, covered, in a 325 degree oven alongside turkey for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. (For doneness temperatures and roasting times, see roasting chart.) Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Quick Sausage Stuffing:

Prepare as above, except substitute 3 cups corn bread stuffing mix (one 8-ounce package) for the 4-1/2 cups crumbled corn bread. Reduce poultry seasoning to 1/2 teaspoon; omit the black pepper. Substitute water for the broth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
24g Fat
29g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 686mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 36%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 134mg 3%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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