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Large white casserole dish with Sausage Dressing for a Thanksgiving feast.
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Sausage Stuffing Dressing Recipe

The BEST Sausage Dressing (stuffing recipe) will be a Thanksgiving side dish holiday hit! It has Italian sausage, cornbread, French bread, and more!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Side Dishes & Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing recipe, sausage stuffing, Thanksgiving stuffing
Servings: 20
Calories: 267kcal


  • 1 box cornbread stuffing
  • ½ loaf French bread cut into 1" cubes
  • 32 oz Italian Sausage mild and or hot (bulk sausage)
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup butter
  • 8 stalks celery finely sliced
  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • ¾ cup flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 28 oz chicken stock


  • Brown and crumble sausage in a large pan, drain, and place sausage in a large mixing bowl.
  • In the same pan, melt ½ cup butter (1 stick), add finely sliced onion and celery, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until translucent. Add the onion/celery mixture to the large bowl.
  • Add the bag of cornbread dressing, french bread, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and parsley. Using a large spoon, mix and stir in the chicken stock.
  • Scoop into a large baking dish, sprayed with coconut oil or non-stick spray.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour until golden brown, serve hot.




  • If you make this dressing recipe a day ahead, it only gets better. The first day is fabulous, but oh that second day it gets even better!!
  • It freezes perfectly in ziptop bags.
  • It's so rich that it's a meal in and of itself! Each year, I make two GIANT mixing bowls of this delicious stuff.
  • Have takeout containers for people, and I usually pop some in the freezer.
  • The texture of this is incredible, there is something different in each bite. Soft, crunchy, crispy, with chewy all in one happy dressing.
  • It hits all the right notes! Cornbread is a classic stuffing start, and the cubed french bread adds chunky pieces of bread to soak up all the flavors.  
  • Dried cherries and dried cranberries add just the right bit of sweetness and bright color.
  • Fresh parsley and celery really freshen up this dish.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.3mg