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Simple Sausage And Sourdough Stuffing Recipe

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This Simple Sausage and Sourdough Stuffing Recipe is to die for! It is the ideal side for any holiday meal because it’s super easy to pull together but everyone just drools over it!

It really is the perfect blend of salty and sweet and literally just melts in your mouth. I am always asked what is what one my favorite things to make around this time of year, and this is absolutely one of them! It reminds me of having family close by and that sweet feeling of the holidays. 

My family just expects this Simple Sausage and Sourdough Stuffing to be on the table! We love having holiday traditions, and especially this year, it was important to us to keep up with those as well as make new ones with baby June! Isn’t a babies first Christmas the best?

Anyways, this stuffing will definitely be on the table! It’s a perfect pairing to turkey, ham or roast. Heck, you may even want it for breakfast! 


Simple Sausage And Sourdough Stuffing

Pair this stuffing with a turkey, a ham, or a roast!


  • 16 cups 1-inch bread cubes, sourdough (1 1/2 pound loaf) 
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup medium-diced yellow onion ( about 1 onion)
  • 1 cup medium-diced celery ( about 2 stalks)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, cored and large-diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  1. Place bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet and let dry overnight.

  2. In a large sauté pan, melt  half the butter and add the onions, celery, apples, sage, salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are softened. 

  3. Add bread cubes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  4. In the same sauté pan, cook the sausage over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until browned and cooked through, breaking up the sausage with a spatula while cooking. 

  5.  Add to the bread cubes and vegetables. 

  6. Add the chicken stock and cranberries to the mixture, mix well, and pour into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish. Slice the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter into daps and place on top of the stuffing. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, until browned on top and hot in the middle. 

I can’t wait for you to try this Simple Sausage and Sourdough Stuffing Recipe!

You guys, it’s really that good. And it’s even better heated up the next day – IF it makes it that long 🙂 

Happy Cooking you guys! I am so grateful for you all this time of year (and always!).  So thankful you are all a part of my family and traditions! 

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