Homemade stuffing is a fall favorite thanks to ground sausage and savory spices. If you have never learned how to make stuffing and instead resort to a bag, don’t!
Sausage Homemade Stuffing
This easy homemade sausage stuffing recipe is so delicious you may forget you have never made it before.
Admittedly, stuffing hasn’t always been my favorite. Soggy bread? Um, no thanks.
But making stuffing from scratch can really change your opinion and having this homemade stuffing side dish on your table is a must; especially if grandma is coming into town.
Easy to make, this homemade stuffing recipe should not scare you at all.
Plus, you can easily alter the bread with your favorite, making it your own stuffing recipe.
And with only 20 minutes prep to oven, it doesn’t take much time or skill to get started.
There are so many stuffing kinds that you could literally have 10 casserole dishes that all taste the same.
Stuffings with cranberries, turkey sausage, savory seasonings are all huge hits at holiday meal times.
Now its important to note that this stuffing casserole is meant to be in a dish, not a turkey.
Turkey stuffings require cold or room temperatures. When you make a homemade stuffing, its very easy to over cook your stuffing or under cook your turkey trying to get it all to match, so just add this one in its own casserole dish or prep ahead as a side.
Homemade Stuffing Recipe
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Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started:
- ground sausage
- white onion
- chicken broth
Dietary Restrictions: Sorry everyone, this stuffing recipe is not low carb or keto friendly! Whomp, whomp.
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SERVE ALONG SIDE THESE RECIPES: Don’t leave without homemade green bean casserole and sweet corn casserole to round out a classic thanksgiving table. Plus my friend Karen over at The Food Charlatan has this amazing macaroni and cheese recipe that’s out of this world!
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 make sure extra moisture doesn’t get into the dish, so make sure the seal is tight!
How to make Homemade Stuffing
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, sausage, onion and celery.
Heat on medium heat, stirring frequently or until sausage is browned.
Using a bread knife, cut bread into 1″ cubes and place into a large mixing bowl.
Add seasoning and mix well.
Add sausage mixture to bread and mix well.
Pour into prepared dish.
Pour broth on top of bread making sure to coat all pieces.
If necessary, push bread into the dish with the back of a spoon to absorb the broth.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Can you Freeze Homemade Stuffing?
You can freeze it and warm up in the oven.
You may need extra broth to prevent drying out.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a casserole dish or 13x9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, add butter, sausage, onion and celery. Heat on medium heat, stirring frequently or until sausage is browned.
- Using a bread knife, cut bread into 1" cubes and place into a large mixing bowl. Add seasoning and mix well. Add sausage mixture to bread and mix well. Pour into prepared dish.
- Pour broth on top of bread making sure to coat all pieces. If necessary, push bread into the dish with the back of a spoon to absorb the broth.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Serves 8
I used wheat bread but you can use almost any flavor bread or mix and match
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1604mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.