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Sausage Bread Dressing Recipe

Sausage Bread Dressing Recipe

My husband and father go crazy for this dressing. Although leftovers are rare, it freezes quite well. To save time, chop the veggies and prepare the stuffing mix ahead of time.—Bette Votral, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 4 cups seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 cup corn bread stuffing mix (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/3 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (about 4 ounces)
  • 1-1/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup pecan halves


  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine stuffing cubes and stuffing mix.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and add to stuffing mixture.
  • 3. Add butter to same pan. Add apple, mushrooms and celery; cook and stir over medium-high heat until mushrooms are tender. Stir in parsley, sage, salt and pepper. Stir into stuffing mixture. Stir in broth and pecans.
  • 4. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: about 12 cups.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 166 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Sausage Bread Dressing

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"Question - Can this be cooked in the turkey? It sounds delicious, but I would love to use it as my regular turkey stuffing. Thanks."

Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Just great 'Just South of the Mason Dixon Line' dressing. We did 4 celery stalks."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Outstanding! I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it. We have a new "must have" for the holidays!"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"I sereved this on Thanksgiving my guests and I believe it is one of the best dressings I have made in the 40 years of making stuffing for Thanksgiving. Loved it !!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"This recipe sounds like the one I make only I use breakfast sausage. It' a meal in itself. Great leftovers."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"really awesome!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011


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