Sausage and Sage Stuffing


This is quite possibly the best sage sausage stuffing recipe.

Sausage and sage stuffing
1110TEN, stuffing. Photo: Grant Cornett
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
8 serves


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound Italian or breakfast sausage, casings removed

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the baking dish and foil

  • 1 large loaf Italian bread (about 1 pound), cut into 3⁄4-inch pieces (about 16 cups)

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 2 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage, breaking it up with a spoon until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate and reserve skillet.

  2. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Divide the bread between 2 rimmed baking sheets and bake until dry and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, wipe out the skillet and melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, occasionally stirring, until very tender and beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the wine and cook until evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes; transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the bread, broth, eggs, sausage, parsley, sage, and ½ teaspoon salt to the vegetables and toss to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Cover with buttered foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until browned, 20 to 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

398 Calories
23g Fat
34g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 398
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1122mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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