Rating: 4.58 stars
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

I got this recipe from my sister in law a few years ago and it is now the only stuffing I make. We all enjoy it very much.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground pork breakfast sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

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  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in celery, onion and water chestnuts. Cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Prepare herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix according to package directions. Mix in sausage, celery mixture, apples and chicken broth.

  • Transfer mixture to a medium baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 18.2mg; sodium 589.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (72)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2004
Great! I used a bit more onion and celery and used pecans instead of water chestnuts. Very moist. I was able to assemble a couple of hours ahead of time keep in the fridge and then pop in the oven 1/2 hour before dinner. Served 8 and still plenty of leftovers. Read More
(48)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2010
My husband and I wanted to stuff our turkey with this for Thanksgiving this year but unfortunately it was a "dish" stuffing. We cut the apples down to 2 and still feel it was a bit much. We used Jimmy Dean maple flavor breakfast sausage and it added a really nice flavor. We will be using the recipe again Read More
(10)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2004
Great! I used a bit more onion and celery and used pecans instead of water chestnuts. Very moist. I was able to assemble a couple of hours ahead of time keep in the fridge and then pop in the oven 1/2 hour before dinner. Served 8 and still plenty of leftovers. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2005
This is now a request at all family functions! Very good - I cook the stuffing in broth vs. water and it's just that much tastier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
This was DELICIOUS! However I did double the recipe because I had a 27 lb. turkey to stuff..I did add a cup of raisins for extra flavor. This was the best stuffing I ever made! This will definitley be back on the table next year:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I made this for Thanksgiving Dinner for the third year in a row and it is still my favorite! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2011
Would give 4-1/2 stars. The directions are a bit contradictory as my Pepperidge Farm (sage/onion) dry stuffing mix directions called for chicken broth butter onions & celery to prepare. So all I additionally added was 1 Honey Crisp apple 1 - 7 oz box of maple flavor turkey sausage (cooked and crumbled) and a handful of toasted coursely chopped walnuts. Didn't have water chestnuts on hand. Added fresh grnd pepper and a bit of fresh grated nutmeg. I bake as a side dish as I don't stuff my turkey. Cooked covered for 30 minutes then stirred it around. Baked for another 15 min uncovered or until top a bit browned. I would add more sausage next time as it wasn't noticable. Otherwise...good idea you can fiddle around with. Oh can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated (covered). Bring to room temp before baking or it will need longer cooking time. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2002
Tasty! Seems like a lot of steps but worth it. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
This is the 2nd time I've made this recipe. The first time I didn't read the recipe well (prepare stuffing to package directions) and just made it with the listed ingredients. This time I followed the directions and it was very good. I used a whole lb. of sausage and one granny smith apple (a huge one). Thanks! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2004
I've made this a few times now. Very easy to make and taste great. The family loves it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
This was good but instead of water chesnuts i used slivered almonds instead. It turned out had more texture to it. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2010
My husband and I wanted to stuff our turkey with this for Thanksgiving this year but unfortunately it was a "dish" stuffing. We cut the apples down to 2 and still feel it was a bit much. We used Jimmy Dean maple flavor breakfast sausage and it added a really nice flavor. We will be using the recipe again Read More
(10)