Apricot and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

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Use a cornbread mix (following the directions on the box) as the base for this apricot and sausage stuffing. As a general rule, you will need 3/4 cup of stuffing for every pound of turkey.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
10 cups


  • ½ pound bulk pork sausage

  • 1 cup salted butter, divided

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots

  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 6 cups crumbled cornbread


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; saute until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in apricots and cook for 2 minutes more. Stir in sausage, pecans, and parsley. Remove from heat.

  3. Melt remaining butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

  4. Pour crumbled cornbread into a large mixing bowl; add sausage mixture. Stir in melted butter until stuffing feels moist. Let cool to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
18g Fat
13g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 319mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 173mg 4%

* 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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