Sausage Bread Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.


about 12 cups

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
My husband and father go crazy for this dressing. Leftovers are rare but they freeze quite well. To save time, chop the veggies and prepare (but don't bake) the dressing up to two days ahead of time and refrigerate. Add a little baking time since it will be cold. —Bette Votral, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Sausage Bread Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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