This stovetop sausage stuffing is a family favorite and is the perfect side dish to accompany your holiday turkey! A classic stuffing recipe that gets a twist by adding stovetop browned pork sausage. This stovetop sausage stuffing is made slowly on the stove while the rest of your Thanksgiving dishes bake in the oven, guaranteeing it will be a moist and delicious stuffing for the whole family!
I don’t know about your family but my family always does a similar dinner on thanksgiving and Christmas. It must be the fact that we only get to eat a roasted turkey twice a year (or once if you only indulge on Thanksgiving), so we just go all out for both. My mom has always loved having a fancy dinner on Christmas as well as Thanksgiving. So to me, both holidays are marked by being in the kitchen and preparing a traditional turkey dinner with delicious side dishes.
The first year we were married, we hosted Steven’s Dad and one of my best friends from college for thanksgiving. We went all out making a turkey, mashed potatoes, the whole nine yards. Steven’s Dad offered to make his mother’s recipe for stovetop sausage stuffing. I had never heard of such a thing but was intrigued to try.
Let me tell you, once you add sausage into your stuffing, you won’t ever want to go back. It is seriously so flavorful, moist, and delicious.
Because the stuffing cooks on the stove, you don’t need to worry about it getting dry in the turkey on taking up space in the oven. It can also be made fairly quickly amidst the rest of your traditional dishes. The key to making this stuffing is adding the broth slowly, even when you may be worried that there isn’t enough liquid in the pot. The first few times I made it, I poured in way too much at a time, and while it won’t ruin the dish, it just isn’t as airy and fluffy if you add too much in at once.
This stovetop sausage stuffing recipe has been in our family for three generations now so you know it must be good. I bet you’ll be convinced too! It’s also wonderful leftover, sometimes it’s even better the second day.
This post was originally shared a few years back as a part of #blogsgivingdinner with Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife and Susannah from Feast + West. I’ve since updated it with new photos and text and wanted to reshare it this holiday season!
If you guys didn’t know, I love using family recipes. I don’t know if it’s the fact that they are tried and true or if it’s the sentiment behind the various people who have made these recipes in the past, especially those who aren’t with us anymore.
- Brown sausage in stove top pan, remove sausage from pan and place in separate bowl. Reserve grease in pan.
- Dice and chop onions and celery. Add to frying pan and sauté until onions begin to be translucent.
- Add vegetables to bowl with sausage. Add in breadcrumbs and mix to combine.
- Return to pan.
- Slowly add in chicken broth (about 1/4-1/2 cup at at time).
- As broth runs out, continue adding it in, until you’ve reached the desired moisture level. Cooking should take between 30-45 minutes.
- Place in oven-safe pan to keep warm or serve immediately.
What family recipes do you use at Thanksgiving?
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