You’ve got to try this PERFECT stuffing with sausage and traditional spices! Truly the best stuffing recipe ever. It’s easy, hearty, and so delicious!
For a long time I thought I didn’t like stuffing. Then, my Mom came up with this recipe for stuffing with sausage in it, and I was totally sold! Best stuffing recipe ever. It is super flavorful and delicious, and perfectly textured in my humble opinion! Add this to your Thanksgiving Menu this year, you won’t regret it.
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Best Stuffing Recipe Ever
- Italian Sausage
- Herb seasoned stuffing cubes
- Poultry seasoning
- Chicken Broth
Stuffing vs. Dressing
The only difference between Thanksgiving stuffing and dressing is how they’re cooked.
Stuffing is a mixture used to stuff another food, like a Turkey, before cooking. Dressing is cooked in a pan outside of the turkey cavity.
So, technically this recipe is dressing, because it is cooked in its own 9×13 baking pan, separate from the Thanksgiving Turkey. For all intents and purposes, we call this stuffing, and it is delicious.
This recipe is made with herb seasoned stuffing cubes, so it’s also super fast and easy. Mrs. Cubbisons is our favorite brand. I love that you don’t have to sacrifice taste, but still have time to make all your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
Check out what else we do to save time and all of our tips for Thanksgiving prep here.
Make Ahead Stuffing
You can make this stuffing recipe a day ahead and keep it covered in the fridge until ready to bake.
Just prepare the stuffing as directed in the recipe, and do not bake it until about an hour before your big meal!
Plan on cooking for 40-50 minutes if putting the dish into the oven straight from the fridge.
If you try this stuffing I’d love if you would leave us a good rating and review in the comments!
Best Easy Stuffing Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
- 32 oz chicken broth
- 10 cups Herb Seasoned Stuffing Cubes see notes
- Butter a 9x13 casserole dish. Brown sausage in large stock pot and break up into crumbles and set aside on a plate.
- In the same pot add butter, onions and celery on medium high heat and sauce until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
- Turn heat to medium low and add chicken broth, seasoning, and stir until well mixed.
- Remove from heat and add sausage back to pan and stir until mixed. Add stuffing and GENTLY fold into broth mixture. Add more stuffing 1 cup at a time until your desired consistency is achieved.
- You don't want too much liquid or it will be mushy. You basically want just enough liquid to moisten stuffing crumbs. Be careful to not over mix as that could also make stuffing mushy. If stuffing seems dry, add a small amount of broth a little at a time.
- Put stuffing into your buttered casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees uncovered until heated through and top is just becoming crunchy (about 20 minutes depending on your oven).
Happy Thanksgiving everybody – I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!