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Sausage Mushroom Dressing Recipe

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To go with your turkey entree, how about serving Sausage Mushroom Dressing? The recipe comes from Mary Coleman of Norwood, Massachusetts. "My children and guests almost pass over the turkey in favor of this savory dressing each holiday," Mary notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:16-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 16-24 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 28 cups day-old bread cubes (about 3 pounds sliced bread)
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
  • 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 222 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 517 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute the mushrooms, onion, celery and garlic in the drippings and butter until tender. Stir in the sage, salt and pepper.
  2. In several large bowls, combine the mushroom mixture, bread cubes, sausage, broth and bacon; toss to coat.
  3. Transfer to two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 2 casseroles (12-16 servings each).
Originally published as Sausage Mushroom Dressing in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p54

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"[quote user="Vermonter01"]

where does the saqusage enter the recipe??
It's listed in the second bullet of the directions."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"where does the saqusage enter the recipe??"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"I have made this dressing for many, many years and it is wonderful every time. Only, I fry my dressing, my grandmother taught me to do this. My children will not eat dressing any other way."

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