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Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing Recipe

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing Recipe

This dressing recipe is so delicious no one will know it's lower in fat. And best of all, it cooks effortlessly in the slow cooker, so the stove and oven are freed up for other dishes! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 7 cups seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • 2. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through and apple is tender, stirring once. Yield: 8 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 201 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 640 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.