Best Stuffing Ever

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You would think the turkey would be the star of the holiday feast, but in our house it’s the stuffing. As soon as I realize Thanksgiving is approaching, I daydream about this stuffing. With tasty sausage and beautiful browned mushrooms, this classic side is simply, absolutely perfect.

Best Stuffing Ever

  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean sage sausage, browned and drained of fat
  • 4 T unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 4 large celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c fresh parsley
  • 12 oz fresh cremini or white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (12 oz) bag country-style, cubed Pepperidge Farm stuffing
  • 1 t poultry seasoning
  • 1 t dried sage
  • 1 t dried thyme
  • 1/2 t dried marjoram
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c Chicken Stock
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Heat oven to 350-375F.

Cook the onion and celery in 2 T butter until softened. Remove from the pan and set aside.

In the same pan, cook the mushrooms in 2 T butter until browned. Toss the cooked veggies with the parsley and seasonings. Add the veggie mixture and sausage to the stuffing in a large mixing bowl. Pour in enough broth just to moisten, and mix in eggs. Transfer mixture to a 13×9 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray, and cover with foil.

Bake 30min at 350-375F. Remove foil, and bake another 30 minutes. This goes amazing with my Applejack Giblet Gravy!


To drain sausage, I always just throw it in a bowl with some paper towels. sausage stuffing ericasrecipes 8

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Mushrooms set aside on the sausage. For more detailed instruction on how to properly brown mushrooms, see my article here.sausage stuffing ericasrecipes 7

Of course lots of seasoning go into stuffing…sausage stuffing ericasrecipes 5

Once the veggies, seasonings, and sausage are combined, I usually nibble a bit at this point…sausage stuffing ericasrecipes 4

Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats homemade Chicken Stock.sausage stuffing ericasrecipes 3

Eggs…sausage stuffing ericasrecipes 2

Ready for the oven…sausage stuffing ericasrecipes 1

Perfect!!sausage stuffing ericasrecipes 10 WM

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4 thoughts on “Best Stuffing Ever

  1. This absolutely looks like the best stuffing ever, very fitting title. I think I may just try and make this for Christmas time. So glad to have found this post on Foodie Friends!

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