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Traditional Holiday Stuffing Recipe

Traditional Holiday Stuffing Recipe

Sausage and sage add a gourmet taste to this stuffing. It's perfect for large family gatherings, but you can also save some for later. —Lorraine Brauckhoff, Zolfo Springs, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) reduced-fat bulk pork sausage or breakfast turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 4 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 loaves (16 ounces each) day-old white bread, cubed
  • 1 loaf (16 ounces) day-old whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook sausage, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain. Remove from heat; stir in mayonnaise, mustard, sage and poultry seasoning.
  • 2. Place bread cubes in a large bowl; add sausage mixture and toss. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and broth; pour over bread cubes and stir gently to combine. Transfer to two 3-qt. baking dishes coated with cooking spray.
  • 3. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 12-18 minutes longer or until lightly browned and a thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 24 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: If using this recipe to stuff poultry, replace the eggs with 3/4 cup egg substitute. Bake until a thermometer inserted in center of stuffing reads 165° and thermometer inserted in poultry thigh reads 180°. Allow 3/4 cup stuffing per pound of turkey. Bake remaining stuffing as directed in recipe.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 202 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 572mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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MrsProper User ID: 6368974 175461
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Our new Thanksgiving stuffing. Very Good."

anddelt User ID: 5633049 163927
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"Its healthy recipes like this that give healthy recipes a bad name. Dry, bland and tasteless."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 179893
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"I would definitely make this recipe again, although I'd leave out the sausage. My family does not like sausage in their Thanksgiving stuffing."

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