Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing Recipe
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Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing Recipe

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This is an original recipe that I developed 15 years ago, and I can't count how many times I've used it since. Don't wait until Thanksgiving to try it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • Poultry seasoning to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 320 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 1028 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.


  1. Cook rice mix according to package directions; set aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven, saute the onion and celery in butter until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: Dressing makes enough to stuff a 12-lb. turkey, if desired.
Originally published as Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing in Country October/November 1991, p51

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I make this delicious recipe for Thanksgiving every year! Everyone absolutely loves it!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"Made this for a Church PotLuck, everyone raved about it. Will make again."

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