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Best ever turkey stuffing recipe

Stuffing Recipe

If you've ever been unsure of how to make turkey stuffing from scratch then you're in for a treat! This delicious dressing is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey and features sausage, cranberries and apples for a moist and flavorful addition to your holiday dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, christmas, dressing, quick bread, stuffing, thanksgiving, turkey
Servings 10 people


  • 1 large loaf of crusty bread

Sausage Mixture

  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion


  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • 3 tsp fresh sage
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (leaves stripped off the sprig)
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

The Rest

  • 1 Granny Smith apple - cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • cup fresh parsley - minced
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups chicken stock note: you might need more or less depending on your bread
  • ¼ cup melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Cube bread. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until the bread is crispy.
  • In a skillet, cook sausage and onion on a medium high heat.
  • While the sausage mixture is cooking, chop up your celery and herbs.
  • Add the aromatics to the sausage mixture and cook for another couple of minutes.
  • Diced apples and mince parsley.
  • In a large bowl, add the sausage mixture. Add in the apples, parsley and cranberries, bread and melted butter.
  • To this mixture, add the stock, starting with 1 cup. Mix it together and see how it looks. You want to bread to absorb as much liquid as possible and it will be very moist - but there shouldn't be any liquid left in the bowl.
  • Spread in an even layer on an 9 x 13 baking sheet. If you are making a double batch, you will need two baking sheets.
  • Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure the stock is absorbed.


Double the recipe to feed between 15 - 20 people.