8 ratings

Cranberry, Apple, and Sausage Stuffing


Cranberry, Apple, and Sausage Stuffing

Add tons of flavor to a simple stuffing mix with fresh herbs, like rosemary, sage, and parsley. Turkey sausage cuts down on fat and calories compared to traditional pork sausage stuffing.

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I like the stuffing a little wetter — if you don't, just add less stock.

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  • 8 Tablespoons (½ cup or 1 stick) butter, unsalted, plus more for greasing
  • 2 medium onions, finely diced
  • 3 Cups chopped celery (about 6 large stalks)
  • 6 Cups coarsely chopped leeks (about 12)
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 Pound turkey breakfast sausage or Italian-style sausage, casings removed
  • 6 Teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves, (about 4 sprigs)
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves, (about 6 leaves)
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, (about 4 to 6 sprigs)
  • 2 Cups dried cranberries
  • 1 box stuffing mix (not cornbread), such as Pepperidge Farm
  • 2 Cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a casserole dish with butter.

Melt the butter in a large skillet and sauté the onions, celery, leeks, apples, and sausage, breaking up the sausage as you cook. After about 10 minutes, add the poultry seasoning, rosemary, sage, parsley, and dried cranberries. Add the stuffing mix and moisten with the vegetable stock. Season the stuffing with salt and pepper.

Place into the prepared casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes.