Bake This Easy Sage Pecan Apple Sausage Stuffing For Thanksgiving!
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Make sage sausage stuffing – it’s the best part of a Thanksgiving spread!
For most, Thanksgiving dinner is all about the turkey – but for me, it’s all about the homemade side dishes like sausage stuffing!
There’s something so comforting about a casserole dish full of buttery fluffy stuffing, and this tried and true recipe using sage sausage has been a personal favorite of mine as a family tradition for generations. If you were to come to my house for Thanksgiving, this is exactly what my husband and I make every year!
Sometimes stuffing can be kind of plain, but this one has so much flavor! It features the classic butter, celery, and onion combo but also includes chopped apples and pecans for added crunch.
Jimmy Dean sage sausage is a must for this recipe idea and trust me, the results are so tasty!
I am thankful for just how EASY and affordable this stuffing is to make.
If you are bringing a dish to a family event this year, volunteer for this one! I usually end up buying the cubed stuffing from the store, but I know many make their own, which is great too. We prefer stuffing made in a separate casserole dish instead of inside the turkey so I guess this is technically a dressing, not a stuffing.
P.S. I spent under $15 for ingredients to make sausage stuffing, so this is a budget-friendly option as well!
Tips for making the best sage sausage stuffing:
- The sage sausage I use can be found with the breakfast sausage and bacon in the store. Sometimes the sage variety sells out quickly during the holidays. If that’s the case, just buy the regular flavor and add a couple of teaspoons of dried sage, or 1/4 cup fresh sage to it while cooking the sausage in the skillet.
- The chopped nuts and apples are optional but really do add some good texture to the stuffing! I use either chopped pecans or walnuts and love the result.
- Meal prep idea: Prepare the bread cubes, sausage, and vegetables a day ahead and then finish by baking it right before Thanksgiving dinner.
Sage Sausage Thanksgiving Stuffing
yield: 10 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 40 MINUTES
total time: 55 MINUTES
This savory stuffing features hearty sage sausage with pecans and apples for a must-try holiday side dish.
Hooray for this easy holiday staple! Break out the elastic waist pants and have some more sausage stuffing! 😂
I love how the top gets brown and a little crispy, and it smells so great too! This has me even more excited for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Somehow stuffing tastes even better leftover, and is awesome on top of a turkey sandwich too, YUM!
What’s your favorite type of stuffing or dressing?