Easy Chorizo Stuffing


This zesty chorizo sausage stuffing is easy to make in just 30 minutes with a boxed stuffing mix. Tired of plain stuffing? Kick it up a notch with fresh Mexican chorizo which can be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

This chorizo stuffing is a flavorful, smoky, Mexican-inspired twist on traditional Thanksgiving stuffing.

Chorizo Stuffing Ingredients

Believe it or not, you can make this impressive chorizo stuffing with just a few ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

· Chorizo: This easy stuffing starts with Mexican chorizo sausage with the casings removed.
· Vegetables: You'll need diced onion and celery.
· Butter: Butter lends richness and moisture. If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt.
· Stuffing mix: Use your favorite store-bought stuffing mix.

Learn more: What Is Chorizo?

How to Make Chorizo Stuffing

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

1. Cook the meat: Cook the chorizo with the onion and celery in a skillet until the meat is browned and crumbly and the vegetables are softened. Transfer the meat and veggies to a bowl.
2. Cook the stuffing: In the same skillet, boil water and add the butter and stuffing mix. Cover the mixture, remove it from heat, and let it stand until the mixture has absorbed the liquid.
3. Mix the ingredients: Add the chorizo mixture to the stuffing mixture and stir until they're well-combined.

Can You Make Chorizo Stuffing Ahead of Time?

Yes! Chorizo stuffing can be a great make-ahead side dish. If you're worried about it drying out during the reheating process, add a bit of chicken broth to keep it moist. Follow the storage instructions below if you choose to make chorizo stuffing in advance.

How to Store Chorizo Stuffing

Store the chorizo stuffing in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven.

Can You Freeze Chorizo Stuffing?

Yes, you can freeze chorizo stuffing. Place your leftovers in a shallow, freezer-safe container. Wrap the container in foil for extra protection against freezer burn. Store in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.


  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo sausage, casings removed

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 1 cup diced celery

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 (6 ounce) package dry bread stuffing mix


  1. Combine chorizo, onion, and celery in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir, breaking chorizo up with a spoon until chorizo is browned and crumbly and vegetables are softened, 7 to 9 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Add water to the same skillet; bring to a boil. Add butter to the boiling water and let melt. Stir in stuffing mix, remove from heat, and cover with a lid. Let stand until stuffing mixture has absorbed the liquid, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add chorizo mixture to the stuffing mixture and stir until well combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
32g Fat
26g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1271mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 404mg 9%

* 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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