Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours


12 servings

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
This savory dressing gets amped up with apples and pecans. It cooks easily in a slow cooker, so the stove and oven are free for the other dishes you're preparing. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients. In a nonstick skillet, cook and crumble sausage with onion and celery over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 4-5 minutes; drain. Add to stuffing mixture; stir in broth and margarine. Transfer to a greased 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until apple is tender, stirring once.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 199 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 629mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.