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Skillet Sausage Stuffing

To make this sausage stuffing, I dressed up a package of stuffing mix with pork sausage, mushrooms, celery and onion. It impressed my in-laws at a family gathering and has since become a popular side dish with my husband and children. —Jennifer Lynn Cullen, Taylor, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 package (6 ounces) stuffing mix


  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage, celery, onion and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer; drain. Stir in broth and sage.
  • Bring to a boil. Stir in stuffing mix. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Dried herbs have their place in plenty of recipes, but stuffing isn’t one of them. Try a combination of fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
  • Homemade croutons will really make your stuffing shine. Any loaf of bread will work, favorites are country loaf, sourdough, brioche or rye loaf. Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes and toss them into a 300°F oven until they’re dry and crisp, about 45 minutes. Get more tips for best-ever stuffing.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 219 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 756mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


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    • angela32
      Oct 3, 2020

      I used hot sausage, half the celery called for and more onion. Same ingredients just different amounts on a few for our tastes. It was delicious!!

    • Natalie
      Mar 31, 2020

      Made this using bulk hot Italian sausage and it turned out really well!! Making it again tonight with plain bulk pork. Thanks for a quick and hearty meal for two of us to eat!

    • ebramkamp
      Nov 30, 2019

      This is So good and so easy to make. It was a huge hit. Thank goodness I doubled the recipe. It's very flavorful. I made my own bread cubes using sourdough bread. i will definitely make this again.

    • SanDiegoCathy
      Mar 2, 2018

      I love this dish! Favorite way to serve? With a poached egg or two on top of a big mound of it!

    • 4053lauren
      Nov 24, 2017

      Loved this though added another box of Stove Top Stuffing only because mine came out a bit too wet. I think I cooked the sausage/onion/celery mix too long and didn't add mushrooms since my husband isn't fond of them. Well, that was a little too much stuffing, so I'll cut back on the liquid next time. This flavor though is out-of-this-world. Used bulk Italian sausage.

    • Jillyarusi
      Nov 13, 2017

      Do you use plain packaged stuffing or stove top turkey stuffing ?

    • rustedgold1
      May 6, 2017

      So delicious! Loved it and will make again for sure!

    • amehart
      Nov 25, 2016

      This was so simple and delicious - everyone loved it!! I made it the day before and then heated in the oven - perfect!

    • No_Time_To_Cook
      Dec 5, 2015

      I actually made this for Thanksgiving instead of stuffing the turkey, but used the hot pork sausage. I made it ahead of time and put it in the crockpot. Everyone loved it. Will definitely do this again.

    • volson
      Dec 5, 2015

      I'm not crazy about stuffing, but this was delicious!! My whole family enjoyed it on Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!!