Apple-Sausage Stuffing for Turkey

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

I found this recipe in an old Homemaker's magazine. I made it for a Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago, and now whenever it's my turn to cook a holiday meal, I have to make this! It's easy and delicious. I prefer making the stuffing as a side dish, rather than stuffing the turkey, so the turkey cooks quicker and it makes less of a mess.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook sausage until no longer pink, about 10 min, stir often.
  2. Drain most of the fat (leave about a tablespoon).
  3. Add onions and celery, cook another 3 minute.
  4. Stir in apples, sage, thyme, and marjoram, cook another 5 minutes.
  5. Add 1 cup of chicken stock, and bring to a boil.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in bread, parsley, salt and pepper.
  7. Spoon into a lightly greased casserole dish.
  8. (This recipe can be made ahead to this point, it will keep in the fridge for 2 days or in the freezer for 2 weeks. If frozen, thaw in fridge before baking).
  9. Bake, covered, in 325°F oven for about 40 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, drizzle with the remaining chicken stock.
  10. Remove the lid and bake 10 more minutes, until the stuffing has a crusty top and is heated through.


Most Helpful

This recipe made some of the best stuffing I've ever eaten. I played around with the seasoning a bit, but the overall technique worked beautifully! Thanks for a recipe that had people fighting over the last few bites.

Leeloo78 November 28, 2009

Fantastic! I used some soy sausage- shhh! dont tell anyone! they never even guessed! I also did not peel my apples- lazy I guess. It all came out wonderfully. Moist, flavorful with a nice crusty top! Perfect! Thanks so much Roxanne!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) November 27, 2006

Fantastic! I made this for Thanksgiving this year. Everyone loved it. This is definatly a keeper!

ann sand November 25, 2005

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