Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

1 lb sausage (I would not recommend using sweet italian sausage for this)

1/2 stick butter

1 1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries

1/2 cup chopped apples

14 oz. stuffing (I used cornbread style that comes in a bag) NOT STOVE TOP

2 cans chicken or veggie broth

1 TBS italian seasoning


Preheat oven to 350F.

Brown sausage; transfer to a bowl lined with paper towel to drain excess grease BUT do not drain the grease in your pan. 

Add butter to hot pan and heat until foamy.

After the butter is nice and foamy add celery and onion and cook until tender. Meanwhile in a large bowl combine stuffing, cranberries, apples, italian seasoning and sausage; toss ingredients to combine. Carefully add the celery and onion mixture to the stuffing mixture. Pour broth evenly all over the stuffing and toss to coat.

Spoon mixture into a high rimmed baking dish and cover with lid or foil. (I used my Deep Dish Covered Baker from Pampered Chef). Bake 30 minutes covered and another 30 minutes uncovered.