Sausage, Cranberry, and Apple Stuffing Recipe

Sausage, Cranberry, and Apple Stuffing Recipe

How To Make Sausage, Cranberry, and Apple Stuffing

Complete your Thanksgiving with a tasty and fruity apple stuffing, loaded with sausages, tart cranberries, and juicy apples!

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 10cupsday old bread,cubed, whole grain, or favorite bread
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1medium onion,diced
  • 3celery stalks,thinly sliced
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1cupmushrooms,roughly chopped
  • 1tspdried thyme leaves,or leaves from about 3 stalks fresh thyme
  • 1tspdried sage,or about 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 2tspdried parsley,or about 3 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1lbsweet Italian sausage,or spicy
  • 2cupsapples,(about 2 medium apples), diced
  • cupchicken broth,low-sodium
  • cupdried cranberries

For Optional:

  • fresh herbs,to garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  2. Spread the bread cubes out on 2 large baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes until browned and crisp. Transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Place the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, salt, and pepper.

  4. Sauté for about 4 minutes until vegetables begin to soften. Add the mushrooms, thyme, sage, and parsley, then continue cooking for another 3 minutes.

  5. Squeeze the sausage meat out of the casings into the skillet. Break up with a spoon, then add the apples.

  6. Cook for about 4 minutes, until the sausage meat is just about cooked through.

  7. Remove from heat and stir the sausage and apple mixture in with the toasted bread. Pour the broth on top, then the cranberries. Give everything a stir.

  8. If using to stuff a turkey, allow to cool completely before stuffing. If baking the stuffing separately, heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  9. Grease a casserole dish, such as 11×7-inch or similar size, or spray with nonstick spray.

  10. Spoon the stuffing into the dish, then bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp on top.

  11. Garnish with fresh herbs, serve warm, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cover the leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave.


  • Calories: 325.10kcal
  • Fat: 10.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.46g
  • Fiber: 4.03g
  • Sugar: 14.41g
  • Protein: 16.98g
  • Cholesterol: 26.67mg
  • Sodium: 689.75mg
  • Calcium: 104.99mg
  • Potassium: 411.58mg
  • Iron: 3.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 40.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.91mg
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