Apple Sausage Stuffing [Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe]
Apple sausage stuffing is a scrumptious Thanksgivingdressing recipe and holiday side dish. This subtly sweet and very savory side dish will compliment any holiday dinner. Make this sausage stuffing recipe ahead and bake-on-demand.
Place in the preheated oven; bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cubes are dried and somewhat toasty, tossing as needed. Set aside.
Make sausage stuffing
Preheat a 12” oven-safe skillet on medium-high heat; add SAUSAGE, break into small pieces, and cook until browned; transfer cooked sausage to a mixing bowl (drain grease, if desired); set aside. *see recipe footnote
In the same skillet on med-high heat, melt BUTTER; then sauté ONION, APPLES, and CELERY until tender, stirring as needed.
Add BREAD CUBES and SAUSAGE to the skillet, folding into the vegetables.
Whisk together CHICKEN BROTH, EGGS, and (optional) SAGE LEAVES until eggs are fully beaten; pour over the entire mixture, gently folding ingredients together to coat the bread cubes.
Top the stuffing with (optional) WALNUTS and FRESH PARSLEY.
Bake the stuffing for 35-45 minutes. The top should be golden brown and lightly crispy; allow to rest for 10 minutes; serve warm.Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 5 days.
* If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, you can use any skillet to sauté the vegetables. Then, follow the remainder of the recipe using a 9 x 13 casserole dish in place of the oven-safe skillet.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.