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Sausage & Apple Stuffing

This sausage and apple stuffing is made with Challah bread, flavored with sage, and bakes up wonderfully moist with a crisp top and crisp corners.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Drying time 11 hours 40 minutes
Total 13 hours
Servings 12 servings
Calories 372 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 loaf Challah bread cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • pounds ground Italian sausage mild or sweet
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 3 stalks celery finely diced
  • 2 apples any variety, peeled, cored and finely diced
  • teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 egg lightly beaten


  1. Spread the bread cubes into a single layer on rimmed baking sheets and allow to dry overnight, uncovered.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place the dried bread cubes into a large bowl.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, breaking it apart as it cooks, until completely browned. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon to the bowl with the bread cubes.
  4. In the same skillet, add the onion, celery and apple, and cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent and the celery and apple are softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add to the bowl with the sausage and bread and stir to combine. Add the sage, salt, pepper and cranberries, and stir to thoroughly combine. Add the chicken broth and melted butter and stir until the mixture is evenly moistened. Add the eggs and gently stir into stuffing mixture until completely combined.
  5. Transfer the stuffing to the greased baking dish and press into an even layer. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until browned and crisp. Let sit for 10 minutes then serve. Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Sausage & Apple Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 685mg30%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.