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Sourdough Apple Sausage Stuffing

Sourdough apple sausage stuffing is well worth the effort of going homemade. Quick homemade sourdough croutons, turkey sausage, apples, veggies and fresh herbs make a delicious and flavorful stuffing.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 330kcal
Author Lauren
Cost $8.35 / .84¢ PER SERVING

Ingredients

  • 14-16 oz Loaf of Sourdough bread cut into 1-inch cubes1
  • 1 pound pork sausage2
  • ¼ cup salted butter plus more for greasing pan
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
  • 2 sweet apples peeled and chopped3
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 eggs beaten

Instructions

  • PREPARE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Use a paper towel to rub a light coat of butter in a 3 quart casserole dish.
  • MAKE THE CROUTONS: Spread the bread cubes evenly on a large baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until the cubes begin to turn golden and crisp (if your bread is fresher, you may need to add a bit of time). Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl and set aside. (If cooking same day, do not turn off the oven)
  • COOK THE SAUSAGE AND VEGGIES: Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the sausage and break into pieces with a wooden spoon. Continue to cook until fully cooked and browned (being careful not to overcook!)
  • Melt the butter in same skillet, add the onion, celery, apples and ½ teaspoon of salt; cook until the vegetables soften, 5 minutes. Add stock, sage and thyme and bring to a simmer.
  • COMBINE EVERYTHING: Turn off the heat and pour the mixture over the bread cubes. Fold in the broth mixture until the bread cubes are evenly moistened. Fold in the eggs until evenly distributed.
  • BAKE: Pour the finished mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until the top is crispy and lightly browned.

MAKE AHEAD:

  • Once the bread mixture is in the prepared dish, cover with foil and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Allow to come to room temperature before cooking or add 5-10 minutes of cooking time. 

Notes

  1. To save time - buy ready made bread cubes from the store, I just have a hard time finding sourdough, so I make my own. If you want to go gluten free - use a loaf of your favorite gluten free bread to make the cubes.
  2. Sausage - I like a more mild flavor like plain or even breakfast sausage, but Italian sausage will work too
  3. Apples - Honeycrisp, Braeburn, or Granny Smith will yield the most apple flavor, but you can use any medium sized apples you want. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 763mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 11mg