Apple Sausage Stuffing is a scrumptious Thanksgiving dressing recipe with sausage, apples, onions, croutons, walnuts, and sage topping. It's savory, sweet, and easy to make! Sausage and apple stuffing is a holiday dinner must.
Preheat oven to 350°F. *See recipe footnote about croutons/cubed bread.
Preheat a 12” oven-safe skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.
Add SAUSAGE, break into small pieces, and cook until no longer pink, stirring as needed.
Transfer to a mixing bowl, drain grease (if needed) and set aside.
In the same skillet on med-high heat, melt BUTTER.
Add ONION, APPLES, and CELERY. Sauté until tender, stirring as needed.
Fold CROUTONS and cooked SAUSAGE into the vegetables.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk CHICKEN BROTH and EGGS together until well-combined.
Pour over vegetables and gently stir to lightly coat the croutons.
Top with SAGE LEAVES and WALNUTS. Bake (uncovered) 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow to rest 10 minutes.
Serving and storage
Serve stuffing warm, sprinkled with PARSLEY.To store stuffing, allow to cool completely and refrigerate in an airtight container up to 5 days.
If you don't have croutons, here's how to dry fresh bread for stuffing:
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cut bread into 1/2" cubes and spread on a baking sheet.
Place in preheated oven; bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cubes are dried and lightly toasted, tossing as needed. Set aside.
Storage InstructionsTransfer stuffing in portioned amounts into airtight containers; refrigerate up to 5 days.To make this recipe aheadSimply make the recipe up to the point of combining the liquid and solid ingredients. Then, store the cooked veggies, cubed bread, and liquid ingredients separately in airtight containers up to 2 days before serving.On serving day, continue the recipe instructions where you left off and finish accordingly.