Cranberry, Sausage and Apple Stuffing


An awesome sausage, apple, and cranberry stuffing that pairs up perfectly with a maple roast turkey and gravy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins


  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 6 cups coarsely chopped leeks

  • 3 tart apples - peeled, cored and chopped

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 4 teaspoons poultry seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 12 cups white bread cubes, baked until slightly dry

  • 1 ⅓ cups chicken stock

  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Cook and stir sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, crumbling coarsely, for about 10 minutes. Remove sausage to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. Empty pan of grease.

  2. In the same pan, melt butter. Add leeks or onions, apples, celery, and poultry seasoning; cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add rosemary, dried cranberries, and cooked sausage. Mix all with dried bread cubes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Moisten with the chicken stock.

  3. Stuff turkey with about 5 cups for a 14-pound turkey. Add additional chicken stock to moisten stuffing if needed. Remaining stuffing can be baked in a covered buttered casserole at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes to brown top.

    close up view of Cranberry, Sausage and Apple Stuffing in a white baking dish
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 179mg 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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