Black Olive, Mushroom, and Sausage Stuffing


Black olive, mushroom and sausage stuffing is perfect to stuff your Thanksgiving turkey with. Comes out deliciously moist and a wonderful family tradition.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 20 slices bread

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black olives, drained and chopped

  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Place the bread slices onto baking sheets in a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, then turn the bread over, and continue baking until golden brown on the other side as well, about 15 minutes. Remove, and allow the bread to cool. Once cool, cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the sausage. Cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly no longer pink. Stir in the butter, onion, and celery; continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a large mixing bowl, and stir in the mushrooms, olives, garlic, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in half of the bread cubes until evenly blended, then stir in the beaten egg with the remaining bread cubes. Pack into the prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until crispy and golden brown on top, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes

When stuffing turkey, I like to over-stuff and have it overflowing and when I baste the turkey I baste the stuffing as well to insure not drying out. About 1 hour before finished I stick the baster in the center of the stuffing and squeeze, giving the stuffing some of the turkey flavors as well. When cooking extra in the oven, place the stuffing in a buttered casserole dish, and place in a pan of hot water. Cover, and baste with turkey drippings occasionally. It comes out really good.

As a substitute you could also use Italian Olive bread instead of wheat bread or try sour dough; it comes out very delicious.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

641 Calories
48g Fat
39g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 641
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 21g 103%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 1428mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 250mg 5%

* 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.