The perfect homestyle sausage stuffing to round out your next holiday meal!

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Homestyle Sausage Stuffing! The perfect homestyle sausage stuffing to round out your next holiday meal! |

About Homestyle Sausage Stuffing

Last holiday season I wrote a lot about how I was going to tackle my first ever Thanksgiving dinner (completely from scratch!) and I’m here to tell you that I so totally nailed it. There was honey ham and stuffing and candied yams and it was honestly and sincerely a really good meal from start to finish. So good that I’m still patting myself on the back about it four months later.

The problem is, I was so busy making all that food that I didn’t get a chance to stop and take any photos of it. This, my friends, is the dark underbelly of food blogging that no one tells you about: if you don’t plan everything just right, you might end up so hungry that by the time all the cooking is done you simply have no patience for working a camera or staging lighting or arranging props or OMG JUST HAND ME A FORK.

Ahem. As I was saying.

So I made this delicious Thanksgiving dinner, all on my own, and I never posted a single word about it. And as time went on it began to feel like that eternal question of a tree falling in a deserted forest. If the tree fell and no one was around, did it make a sound? And if I didn’t take a picture of the food, did we actually eat it? No, wait. That doesn’t make sense. How about: If I didn’t write a blog post about the food, did I actually cook it?

Okay, I’m obviously no good at this, but what I’m trying to say is: I’m finally making up for lost time and sharing some of those tasty recipes with you. But instead of marathon cooking a huge dinner, I’ll be sharing one recipe at a time over the next few weeks. And I promise that I’ve learned enough self control that I will photograph the food before all the evidence of it’s existence has been consumed. I pinky swear.

So what’s first up on the list of my uber successful holiday dinner? Homestyle sausage stuffing, of course!

Homestyle Sausage Stuffing! The perfect homestyle sausage stuffing to round out your next holiday meal! |

Cause I mean, seriously. We’re talking delicious breakfast sausage mixed in with fragrant veggies and seasoned bread. I could eat this all by itself and be totally happy.

In fact, when I made this recipe to post on the blog, that’s all we had for dinner that night: a huge pile of stuffing on our plates. But fear not, those of you who like to actually use stuffing as it’s namesake implies – this stuffing recipe works just as well on it’s own as it does baked in a slab of chicken or turkey. It’s versatile and delicious.

Homestyle Sausage Stuffing! The perfect homestyle sausage stuffing to round out your next holiday meal! |

Easter is just around the corner, and truth be told that’s probably the next time I’ll be making this recipe. In fact, I just might recreate our entire Thanksgiving dinner again for Easter – because really, what’s more Easter-y than honey ham and stuffing? I’ll even throw in a few Cadbury Cream Eggs for dessert.Homestyle Sausage Stuffing! The perfect homestyle sausage stuffing to round out your next holiday meal! |

Recipe Details

Homestyle Sausage Stuffing! The perfect homestyle sausage stuffing to round out your next holiday meal! |
4.62 from 13 votes

Homestyle Sausage Stuffing

15 minutes prep + 25 minutes cook
418 kcal
Yields: 6 servings
The perfect homestyle sausage stuffing to round out your next holiday meal!


  • 12 ounce sausage, (pork breakfast roll)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 14 ounce herb seasoned stuffing, (1 bag) ideally Pepperidge Farm brand
  • 28 ounce low sodium chicken broth, (roughly 2 cups)
  • 6 tablespoon salted butter, divided


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray, then set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and crumble the sausage. Scoop sausage out of skillet and transfer to a bowl. Cover bowl and set aside. 
  • If desired, drain some of the grease from the skillet, but leave a little in the pan for cooking. 
  • Keeping heat on medium, add the yellow onion and celery to the skillet and cook over until tender and translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Scoop out cooked veggies and to the bowl with the sausage.
  • In a 13 quart mixing bowl, add herb seasoned stuffing. Pour chicken and 3 tablespoons of melted butter on top.
  • Add the sausage and veggies to the bowl with the stuffing and mix thoroughly until all ingredients are saturated with broth. Cover bowl and let set for 5-10 minutes.
  • Pour the stuffing into the prepared baking dish, spreading out into an even layer.
  • Cut up the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter (creating 4-5 squares) and place evenly along the top of the stuffing.
  • Bake the stuffing for 25 minutes. For a crispy top, bake uncovered. For a soft top, cover with aluminum foil while baking.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 656IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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Recipe Rating


    • Sonja G
    • 5 stars

    I have used this recipe for the last two years and my family loves it! Gearing up to use it in a few days for Thanksgiving!

    • Megan @ C’mon Get Crafty

    I love the “dark underbelly” admission, lol. Outside of that, I can understand not wanting to just dig right in!! Your photos are awesome, I want to eat my screen!

    • lauryn Hock

    I love how little this recipe requires! YUM!

    • Krysta

    This looks delicious! Even though I am a vegetarian, I still cook meat for my family and LOVE to cook big holiday feasts for friends and family! Can’t wait to try this out, thanks!

      • Chrisy

      No problem! This recipe might also work with a meat alternative. I might have to try that myself one day.

    • Ashley Espinoza

    Seeing these yummy pics made my mouth water! I’ve been looking into adding some new recipes to my list of homemade meals. Might give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

      • Chrisy

      You’re welcome! And thank you 😀 It’s easy to throw together if you have the ingredients handy – a nice go-to side dish.

    • Tami

    I haven’t made stuffing before. Hubby likes it but usually only gets it from one of our mothers. I’ll have to try this on out on him. No, I won’t wait until Thanksgiving.

      • Chrisy

      I hope he likes it! Stuffing is good any time of the year in my opinion 🙂

    • Tara Joy

    Yum! Stuffing is my absolute favorite! This may end up on my Easter menu 🙂

      • Chrisy

      Awesome! Hope you like this version of your fav!

    • Natasha

    YUM! I’m trying this for Easter. I’m a horrible cook so don’t try anything unless I think it could be a Fiver (one of the 5 foods I can make and enjoy).

      • Chrisy

      Thankfully this recipe is pretty easy – I think the most difficult part is browning the sausage! Or if you’re clumsy like me, maybe cutting up the veggies. Either way, well worth the effort 😀

    • Sagan

    “the dark underbelly of food blogging” LOL!

    Also, this recipe looks AMAZING.

      • Chrisy

      LOL – it’s so true though! And thanks 😀

    • Shannon Peterson

    Our Thanksgiving and Easter foods are really similar too! Why not when they’re so delicious though?! This looks great!

      • Chrisy

      My thoughts exactly! 😀 And thanks!

    • Amanda

    Looks delicious! I love sausage stuffing so I’ll have to try this recipe.