Rating: 4.57 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This hack on boxed stuffing is so easy but so good that your guests will think you made it from scratch! Ground sausage with sage adds an especially nice flavor, but you can make this with any mild ground breakfast sausage.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine sausage, celery, and onion in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is browned and crumbled, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer cooked mixture to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up excess oil.

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  • Pour water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in butter until melted. Add stuffing mix, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Add cooked sausage mixture and stir to combine.

Cook's Note:

You can use margarine in place of butter.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 12.7g; carbohydrates 34.7g; fat 25.2g; cholesterol 63.4mg; sodium 1267.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2020
Use chicken stock instead of water Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
This was a delicious and easy addition to our Thanksgiving dinner! I prepped the vegetables the day before and used one box of turkey mix and one of cornbread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
It came out great. I used ground pork and added some salt & pepper. It was flavored by the stove top stuffing mix. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2020
I used vegetable broth and dried Cranberries that I soaked in the vegetable broth while I browned the sausage mixture. Came out delicious . Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2021
Made this for Turkey Day 2021. Overall it got good comments around the table. Used the exact ingredients but cooked it as a dressing in the oven (stuffing, BTW, is cooked in the bird, dressing is not). That may have contributed to it being a bit dry. I cook just about all dressing in the oven as we all like the crunchy bits that come from that. Will add it to my recipe stash for future Thanksgiving dinners, perhaps maybe add a bit more water to moisten it up. Overall a solid 4 stars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2021
Everyone liked it. I'll change the following things for next time: -use half the amount of breakfast sausage -use 1 cup of broth/2 cups of water -use 1 loaf of ciabatta bread instead of pre-packaged stuffing mix. I cut up and dry out the bread on a low temp in the oven before using it. -bake the combined mixture in the oven so that it is browned Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2020
Was super easy and very good for a “cheater” recipe! I’m a southern dressing lover, but the family wanted stuffing...so, stuffing is what they got! And loved it! None was leftover Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2019
It was really good. We used it to stuff a turkey at Thanksgiving and everyone enjoyed it. Adding the fresh celery and onion gave it a bit of texture that made it seem like it was made from scratch. I'll definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2019
I used bell peppers instead of celery. Read More