Sausage, apple and cornbread stuffing

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
The sweet apple and rich sausage flavor in this stuffing is simple enough not to overpower for Thanksgiving turkey but also works well with chicken, pork chops and even fish. Ready in just 30 minutes and serving a crowd of 12, you will have plenty of time to get out of the kitchen and enjoy your guests. Save even more time and make this one ahead. Stop cooking just before the final step; cool your mixture and store covered in the refrigerator overnight. When you are ready to serve simply reheat the mixture, adding the broth until moist and hot.


Uncooked turkey sausage(s)

8 oz

Apple juice

2 Tbsp

Salted butter

1 tsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, chopped

Fresh apple(s)

2 medium, cored and diced

Fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped

Fresh thyme

2 Tbsp, chopped or 1 tsp dried

Poultry seasoning

1 Tbsp

Cornbread stuffing dry mix

8 oz

Canned chicken broth

1½ cup(s), hot

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste


  1. Coat a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium heat.
  2. Remove sausage from casing; add sausage to skillet and cook, breaking up into small pieces until no pink remains. Add apple juice and simmer, stirring constantly, until liquid evaporates. Remove sausage to large bowl; set aside.
  3. Melt butter in skillet. Add onion and celery; sauté until translucent, about 8 minutes. Stir in apples, parsley, thyme and poultry seasoning; cook about 3 minutes.
  4. Add stuffing to skillet; stir in enough chicken stock to moisten stuffing as you like it. Add to bowl with sausage; stir in enough chicken stock to moisten stuffing. Season to taste. Yields 3/4 cup per serving.