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Homemade Sausage Stuffing

When the holidays roll around and you want to make something delicious for your family, it’s time to check out Sausage Stuffing. This homemade stuffing is way better than anything you could pull out of a box. Go ahead and make this stuffing for Thanksgiving or any other time you start craving it. 

The Ultimate Sausage Stuffing Recipe: A Holiday Must-Have

When it comes to the best part of Thanksgiving, many people argue it’s the stuffing—especially when it’s made from scratch. This homemade sausage stuffing recipe is not just another dish on the Thanksgiving Day menu; it’s the ultimate thanksgiving side dish, worthy of stealing the spotlight from the turkey. With a mouthwatering combination of bread cubes, savory pork sausage, fresh herbs, and a medley of vegetables, this stuffing has so much flavor that it could easily stand on its own.


What kind of bread should I use?

The kind of bread you use can make or break your stuffing. For this recipe, you can use white bread, French bread, or even day-old bread. Dry bread works best as it soaks up the chicken broth and spices beautifully.

What kind of sausage is best?

The kind of sausage you use depends on your preference. You can use hot Italian sausage for a little heat or sweet Italian sausage for a hint of sweetness. Both ground sausage and browned sausage work well.

How do I know if the stuffing is cooked properly?

The stuffing should reach an internal temperature of 165°F. This ensures that the eggs and sausage are fully cooked.

Easy Holiday Sausage Stuffing 

As you sit around the table with your loved ones this year, you are probably very inspired by food. While you may have had the same types of food around the table many times, it’s time to switch things up. This stuffing is more filling and more delicious than traditional. It uses ingredients like:

Sausage – I love this recipe for the fact that it has some protein in it. When you’re eating stuffing, protein helps keep you full and happy! 

Chicken broth – You can’t make sausage stuffing without chicken broth. Not only does chicken broth bring flavor, but it’s also very nutritious. 

Butter – If I can make anything that has butter in it, I’m all over it. Butter has it’s own qualities and can help make food so yummy! You need it for this sausage dish. 

Poultry seasoning – This is one spice that you may be wondering if you need it or not and you do! This stuffing needs the right amount of seasoning and this one is important. 

Celery – As traditional stuffing has some vegetables in it, celery is an important part of this stuffing. The celery will help bring so much flavor. 

You can get a full list of the ingredients and instructions in the recipe card. Make sure you check it out. If you decide to make this Sausage Stuffing for the holidays, let me know in the comment section. You’ll appreciate the flavors and how everything mixes to be yummy. Don’t forget to make the turkey!

Tips and Tricks

The First Step

The first thing you should do is brown the sausage. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it crumbles. Once the sausage is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl, preserving the fat in the skillet for added flavor.

Use Fresh Herbs

For this recipe, using fresh herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme will add much flavor to your stuffing mix.


Bread Options

Different types of bread such as cornbread, stale bread, or even soft bread can be used for variations in texture and taste.

Different Ways to Add Sweetness

If you like a sweeter stuffing, consider adding dried cranberries or mixing in some cubed sweet potatoes.

Where to Serve

This stuffing is not just for your Thanksgiving dinner; it’s a perfect side dish that can grace your holiday table at any festive occasion, whether it be a Christmas dinner or a general holiday meal.


Store any leftover stuffing in an airtight container in the fridge. If you’d like to freeze it, place the stuffing in plastic bags, laying it in a single layer for quicker reheating.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Dry Stuffing

If your stuffing turns out dry, it could be because of the kind of bread you used. To avoid this, make sure to use dry bread or bread cubes that are not too fresh.

Soggy Stuffing

Soggy stuffing is often due to too much chicken stock or broth. Ensure you measure your liquids accurately.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

Children can help by tearing the fresh bread into cubes or mixing the sausage mixture in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. It’s a fun and interactive way to get them involved in preparing the holiday dinner.

Topping Options

A dollop of cranberry sauce can add a touch of sweetness, and a little butter or olive oil drizzled on top before baking will add a rich, golden color.

Why This Recipe Works

The combination of savory sausage, fresh herbs, and the perfect blend of seasonings make this the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe you’ll ever taste. The chicken broth infuses the bread cubes with flavor, while the eggs (optional) give it structure and richness. Plus, you can adapt this family favorite to include your preferred types of bread and sausage, making it the ultimate Thanksgiving stuffing recipe tailored just for you.

Happy cooking, and may your holiday season be as flavorful as this stuffing!

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Sausage Stuffing That Will Impress
Yield: 12 servings

Sausage Stuffing That Will Impress

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A delicious homemade flavorful sausage stuffing with vegetables and the perfect seasoning. A side dish that will stand out!


  • 5 cups bread cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 1lb sausage
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs, optional


  1. Place the bread cubes in a 9” x 16” casserole dish and allow to dry out for a couple of hours or overnight.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add the onion and celery and cook for 2 minutes before adding the garlic. Cook for 1 additional minute.
  4. Add the sausage and 1/2 Tablespoon poultry seasoning and cook until well-browned, stirring occasionally, about 5-6 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F
  6. Scoop the skillet mixture over the bread cubes and stir to combine.
  7. If using eggs, whisk them into the chicken broth.
  8. Pour the chicken broth over the stuffing and stir well to combine.
  9. Sprinkle on remaining poultry seasoning and stir.
  10. Bake the stuffing for 35-45 minutes, until top is crispy and browned.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 418Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 125mgSodium 1183mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 15g

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