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Homemade Sausage Stuffing

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This Homemade Stuffing recipe is a fall favorite thanks to ground sausage, savory spices, and quick prep. A classic side dish, this mouth-watering golden brown sausage stuffing is overfilled with all the best flavors.

Coming together quickly and with little effort, sausage and herb stuffing is a flavorful Thanksgiving side dish perfect for the holiday table.

stuffing recipe with bread and sausage.

Why you will love this Old Fashioned Stuffing Recipe.

There are so many kinds of stuffing that you could have ten different casserole recipes, with none of them tasting the same!

No soggy bread: Admittedly, stuffing hasn’t always been my favorite. Soggy bread? Um, no thanks. But this recipe has incredible flavor and is so delicious that even a novice can turn it out to perfection.

Making stuffing from scratch can change your opinion, and having this homemade stuffing side dish on your table is a must, especially if grandma is coming into town.

Quick & Easy: You can easily alter the bread with your favorite type of bread, making it a custom bread stuffing recipe. And with only 20 minutes of prep in the oven, it doesn’t take much time or skill to get started.

Bread Stuffing Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter: Sausage and chicken broth also carry salt in this dish, so it’s best to use unsalted butter.
  • ground Italian sausage: All the flavors in Italian sausage make it the perfect choice, but other great substations are turkey sausage and breakfast sausage
  • onion – White onion has the bite I love to see in a savory stuffing, but if preferred, a sweeter yellow onion is an acceptable substitute. 
use slices of wheat bread for simple side dish of stuffing.
  • Diced celery: slice down celery stalks into bite-sized pieces.
  • Bread: The bread type can change the taste and texture of this homemade stuffing recipe. I use a high quality but plain white bread or plain wheat bread, but it’s OK to vary the actual bread as long as it can be cut into bread cubes.
  • Seasonings: Season with salt, sage, thyme, and black pepper. I love fresh herbs like sage and thyme sprigs but note that the dried versus fresh measurements are different.
  • Chicken stock, also known as chicken broth, can be purchased in a box, can, or homemade. It brings much more flavor than just using water. As a side note, it’s best to use low-sodium chicken broth
easy side dish stuffing for side of thanksgiving and christmas menus.

How to make Homemade Stuffing with Sausage

  1. Preparation: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Generously grease a 13×9-inch baking dish or a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
  2. Cook the Sausage Mixture: In a large skillet, combine butter, sausage, onion, and celery. Cook over medium heat, stirring regularly, until the sausage is thoroughly browned.
  3. Prepare the Bread: Using a bread knife, cut the bread into 1-inch cubes. Transfer these cubes to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix Ingredients: Add your preferred seasonings to the bread cubes and mix well. Then, integrate the cooked sausage mixture, ensuring an even distribution.
  5. Assemble in Dish: Transfer the stuffing mixture into your previously greased casserole dish. Evenly pour the broth over the bread, ensuring all pieces are coated. Press down on the bread with the back of a spoon to help it absorb the broth.
  6. Bake: Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Serve and enjoy this delicious homemade sausage stuffing with your favorite holiday main course – we like this Ninja Food Ham!

Tips: For an extra flavor boost, consider adding fresh herbs or dried fruits according to your taste preferences.

how to make herb and sausage stuffing.

FAQ’s

Can this stuffing be used inside a turkey?

Now it’s important to note that this stuffing is meant to be a side dish recipe and is not intended to be stuffed into a turkey.

Turkey stuffing requires cold or room temperatures and has different preparations. 

Can you Freeze Homemade Stuffing?

You can freeze it and warm it up in the oven. You may need extra broth to prevent it from drying out.

Prepping Stuffing the Night Before

You can prepare this homemade stuffing ahead of time.

Just follow the instructions, seal it up with foil, and pop it in the fridge.

One of the main points when you prep ahead is to ensure extra moisture doesn’t get into the dish, so make sure the seal is tight in an airtight container!

savory bread stuffing with celery and sausage.

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Options for Holiday Menu

If you are making stuffing, it is likely holiday time! Many fantastic holiday recipes complement this stuffing as a side dish.

large bowl of old fashioned sausage stuffing with herbs and spices.
5 from 4 votes

Bread Stuffing with Sausage & Herbs


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Homemade Sausage Stuffing with sausage, celery, onion and bread makes a perfect, delicious made from scratch stuffing from Turkey to Plate. Easy sausage and herb stuffing recipe that is simple to prepare and a veteran at dishing out 2nd helpings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 diced white onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 20 slices bread
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a casserole dish or 13×9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add butter, uncooked ground sausage, diced onion and celery pieces.
  • Heat skillet on medium heat, stirring frequently or until sausage is browned. Drain any excess grease.
  • Using a bread knife, cut bread into 1" cubes and place into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add all seasonings and mix well.
  • Combine sausage mixture to bread bowl and mix together well. Pour stuffing into prepared casserole dish.
  • Pour chicken broth on top of bread making sure to coat as many pieces as possible. If necessary, push bread into the dish with the back of a spoon to absorb the broth.
  • Bake herb sausage stuffing for 45 minutes.
  • Serve immediately while hot and store leftovers in an airtight continer.

Notes

Bread – The bread type can change the taste and texture of this homemade stuffing recipe. I use high-quality but plain white bread or plain wheat bread, but it’s OK to vary the actual bread as long as it can be cut into bread cubes. From artisan to wheat to even French bread, do not be afraid to experiment.
Can you Freeze Homemade Stuffing?
You can freeze it and warm it up in the oven. You may need extra broth to prevent drying out.
Prepping Stuffing the Night Before
You can prep this homemade stuffing ahead. Just follow the instructions, seal up with foil, and pop in the fridge.
One of the main points when you prep ahead is to ensure extra moisture doesn’t get into the dish, so make sure the seal is tight in an airtight container!
Is this sausage stuffing carb-free?
Sorry, everyone, this stuffing recipe is not low carb or keto-friendly! Whomp, whomp. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1458mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3mg

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