Colin's Stuffing (Turkey Optional!)


This stuffing is a Thanksgiving favorite! Keeping the traditional stuffing flavor ingredients such as sage, nuts, and sausage make for an extraordinarily moist stuffing!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
16 servings


  • 1 cup shelled macadamia nuts

  • 1 cup shelled pistachio nuts

  • 1 cup shelled walnuts

  • 1 cup slivered almonds

  • 1 pound pork sausage

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion

  • 1 ½ cups thinly sliced celery

  • 1 ½ cups peeled, diced carrots

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages dry bread stuffing mix

  • 2 ½ tablespoons dried sage

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 5 cups chicken stock


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a large baking dish.

  2. Spread macadamia nuts, pistachios, walnuts, and almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until lightly toasted.

  3. Place sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook until evenly brown. Set aside, and drain skillet. Melt butter in the skillet, and cook the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic until tender.

  4. In a large bowl, toss together the dry bread stuffing mix, roasted nuts, sausage, onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Season with sage, salt, and pepper. Mix in 3 cups chicken stock. Gradually add remaining chicken stock as needed to make the mixture evenly moist. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. (Or use to stuff the turkey just before roasting.)

  5. Bake stuffing 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until crisp and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

554 Calories
32g Fat
53g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 554
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 1412mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 507mg 11%

* 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.