Rating: 4.18 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

This is my Grandmom's recipe - she taught me when I was small how to make it. I guess that makes it a family recipe, although I have changed it a little to fit my style of cooking. You may decide to change something or leave it. Enjoy!!! Has cranberries and nuts in it too!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cranberries in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook just until skins pop. Drain, and cool.

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  • Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and cool.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • In a medium baking dish, mix cranberries, sausage, bread cubes, dry bread crumbs, onion, and garlic. Season with parsley, oregano, sage, thyme, celery seed, ground ginger, salt, and pepper. Stir in chicken broth to desired consistency. Mix in walnuts and orange.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until surface is crisp and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 24.7g; fat 23.6g; cholesterol 31.8mg; sodium 796.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2006
First time ever making stuffing and this recipe was great. I did change some stuff. You have to add celery.(Do not put celery seed in.) Make sure that you saute the onions and celery. I did not put walnuts or the orange in. I also put 6 squares of butter on top when it went in the oven. Cook time was about 30-35 min. You have to try it!!!!!!! Read More
(68)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2010
Didn't really like it. Not sweet enough. The cranberries made it really sour. It was too chunky after everything was put together. Probably won't make this again without tweeking it quite a bit. Read More
(6)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2006
First time ever making stuffing and this recipe was great. I did change some stuff. You have to add celery.(Do not put celery seed in.) Make sure that you saute the onions and celery. I did not put walnuts or the orange in. I also put 6 squares of butter on top when it went in the oven. Cook time was about 30-35 min. You have to try it!!!!!!! Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
I found this recipe because I had some fresh cranberries to use up. I made it to serve with some baked chicken breasts. I did a couple things differently. I used turkey italian sausage and drained that then in the same pan softened the onions and garlic and added some celery (sorry just not dressing to me without it). I don't think the onion garlic and celery would of been soft enough for me just cooked in the oven for the 25 min. and nothing turns me off more than the crunch of raw onion in something like this. I left out the celery seed used pecans in lieu of walnuts and only added some orange zest. This is great and went well with my chicken. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
This stuffing recipe is delicious. I left out the orange and walnuts, and used sauteed celery and onion instead of the celery seed. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
What a great recipe best stuffing I ever had and easy too. I didnt put in the cranberries or walnuts or orange and I sauted onions and celery in a stick of butter instead of celery seed and I added 2 lbs of sausage crumbled and fried up it was a real sausage stuffing that everyone loved I dont have any left!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2011
LOVE this dressing! Like other reviewers I find that this recipe is very versatile so play with substitutions to make it work for your preferences. For example my family prefers dried cranberries to fresh and they also like dried tart cherries currants and sultanas. We sometimes sub pecans for walnuts. However I do not modify the spices. And I think it is essential that you include the fresh orange. Once I made the recipe and didn't have an orange so I used a few tablespoons of oj. The result was okay but not as interesting as the essence you get from the orange rind's oil. My favorite bread for this recipe is multi grain. Whole wheat is also good but multi grain provides a better texture. Although I enjoy white bread for some dressings I don't think it's very good for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2010
This is so yummy! I love the combination of flavors. I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I didn't have fresh herbs and my husband doesn't like walnuts but I don't think that altered the flavor much. I really encourage everyone to try this. I made this for Thanksgiving and Christmas last year and will be making it again this year Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2010
Didn't really like it. Not sweet enough. The cranberries made it really sour. It was too chunky after everything was put together. Probably won't make this again without tweeking it quite a bit. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2009
my Dad used to put sausage in the stuffing all the time so yummy! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Made this for a large group so I doubled the recipe. Used 1 lb spicy sausage 1 lb maple mild to switch up the taste. Added 2 chopped apples omitted the orange and tossed in a few currants/raisins & apricots for sweetness. Chopped 2 cu. fresh celery & sauteed 1/2 with the onion. Nice combination! Read More
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