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Sausage, Apple and Dried Cranberry Stuffing

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dressing, stuffing, thanksgiving
Servings: 8


  • 1 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread
  • 3 3/4 cups white bread cubes
  • 16 ounces bulk seasoned turkey sausage
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 medium Golden Delicious apples - peeled cored and diced
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 3/4 cup cooked turkey giblets and meat liver, heart, gizzard and neck, picked and diced
  • 1 1/2 cup turkey stock
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C).
  • Bake the whole-wheat and white bread cubes until evenly golden brown. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl and let them cool.
  • adjust oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage and chopped onions over moderate heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until fully cooked. Add the chopped celery, sage, rosemary and thyme; cook for 2 minutes while stirring.
  • Add the sausage mixture to the bread with the chopped apples, dried cranberries, parsley, stock and reserved liver. Toss mixture well.
  • Pour into baking pan and drizzle the melted butter over the mixture; toss stuffing well.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes and serve.