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Italian sausage stuffing in glass baking dish

Italian Sausage Stuffing

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Italian Sausage Stuffing is a classic Thanksgiving recipe but it is so delicious you'll be craving it year round! Bread cubes bake up with Italian sausage, onion, celery, bell pepper, and a perfect combinations of herbs to make this tasty recipe.


  • 24 ounces of stale bakery bread, torn into 1" cubes OR (2) 12 ounce bags of store-bought stuffing cubes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 3 large celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, pitted and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Place stuffing/bread cubes in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add onion, celery, and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat and add all vegetables to the bowl of stuffing.
  5. Return pan to heat and add sausage. Brown the sausage over medium heat, breaking it apart as it cooks.
  6. Add cooked sausage and any drippings to the bowl of stuffing.
  7. In a separate bowl combine broth, egg, herbs, and spices. Mix to blend.
  8. Pour broth mixture over the stuffing and stir to mix, making sure all bread cubes are moistened. You may add extra broth if necessary.
  9. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake for 70 minutes or until top is golden brown and crispy.

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