Best Sausage Stuffing


This is the best sausage stuffing! It has lots of flavor and is nice and moist. Use it to stuff your Thanksgiving turkey or bake it in a greased casserole dish in the oven. I quadruple this recipe and make the extra in my electric roaster, that's how much everyone loves it. This recipe is very adaptable, you can change it around any way you like and it will still be delicious! This recipe makes enough to stuff a 12-pound turkey.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

Ready to make the best sausage stuffing of your life? You've come to the right place. This sausage stuffing will quickly become a holiday tradition.

a super close up view of a spoonful of sausage stuffing being lifted from a white oval casserole dish.
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Best Sausage Stuffing Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to add to your grocery list:

· Sausage: You'll need a pound of breakfast sausage for this stuffing recipe.
· Margarine: This sausage stuffing recipe calls for margarine, but you can substitute butter if you like.
· Vegetables: Diced celery and onions add texture and flavor.
· Bread: Use bread with a tight crumb such as white bread, French bread, or challah.
· Seasonings: This sausage stuffing is simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning.

How to Make the Best Sausage Stuffing

Best Sausage Stuffing in a stainless steel bowl
Candace Lee Bartel

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make the best sausage stuffing ever:

1. Cook the sausage: Cook the sausage until browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked sausage to a paper-towel lined plate. Pour the drippings into a measuring cup, add enough margarine to reach one cup, then pour back into the skillet.
2. Cook the vegetables: Cook the celery and onions in the drippings until the onions are tender, but not brown.
3. Mix the stuffing: Add ⅓ of the bread cubes to the vegetable mixture and stir to moisten. Transfer bread and onion mixture to a large bowl. Add the sausage, remaining bread cubes, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
4. Bake the stuffing: If you're stuffing a turkey, stuff and cook according to the recipe you're following. If you're serving this stuffing as a side dish, bake in a greased casserole dish.

How to Store Sausage Stuffing

Store leftover sausage stuffing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the oven or in the microwave.

Can You Freeze Sausage Stuffing?

Yes, you can freeze sausage stuffing for up to three months. Allow your leftovers to cool, then transfer them to zip-top freezer bags or another freezer-safe container. Reheat it from frozen in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This is the best stuffing recipe EVER," raves one Allrecipes Community member. "I have been making almost this exact stuffing for years and everyone says there is no better stuffing in the world. I have to double the recipe because it's so in-demand!"

"Absolutely delicious," according to CarrieBelle. "I stuffed my turkey with half of it, and just baked the rest in a casserole dish (with a little chicken broth added). I will definitely be making this one again!"

"This stuffing was awesome," says kimba. "The only change I made was to also add a pan of crumbled cornbread to the mixture since I had cornbread on hand and didn't want to waste it."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage

  • ¾ cup melted margarine, or as needed

  • 1 ½ cups chopped celery

  • ¾ cup finely diced onion

  • 8 cups soft bread cubes, divided

  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Cook and stir sausage in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove sausage from the skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

  2. Pour pan drippings into a liquid measure. Add as much melted margarine as needed to measure 1 cup; pour back into the skillet and place over medium heat.

  3. Add celery and onion to the skillet; cook and stir until onion is tender but not browned, about 10 minutes. Add 1/3 of the bread cubes and stir to moisten.

  4. Transfer bread and onion mixture to a large bowl. Add sausage, remaining bread cubes, poultry seasoning, and pepper; stir until well combined, using caution as it will be hot.

  5. Bake as desired.

    a super close up view of a spoonful of sausage stuffing being lifted from a white oval casserole dish.
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To Bake:

Place stuffing in the cavity of your turkey and cook according to the recipe you're following. Or, bake in a greased casserole dish in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
27g Fat
14g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 512mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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