When it comes to the holidays, I do not eat stuffing. I have always hated it. Ew. Especially if it was actually inside a turkey at some point in time. Double ew. I was picky growing up, like crazy. But since I am in charge of a huge portion of our holiday dinners this year, I needed to expand my holiday cooking skillset. That is how this Cranberry Sausage Stuffing was born.
I honestly had no idea how simple stuffing was. There are very few ingredients involved, and it doesn’t take all day to cook. I really wanted a different flavor profile, and I remembered my mom talking animatedly about a cranberry turkey breast or something that she had made the previous year that everyone just raved about. I thought that was a great place to start: cranberries. Cranberries are a perfect winter flavor!
With cranberries in mind, I moved forward and started adding some crumbly sausage, Granny Smith apples, toasted walnuts, and of course, a heaping pile of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
You have the song stuck in your head now too, eh? The struggle is real.
The result is a stuffing that is so savory, yet just a tiny bit sweet, that you’re going to want to skip the turkey all together. More room on your plate for this cranberry sausage stuffing, yo! But, if you find yourself with leftovers, use them to make this Turkey Casserole! Double awesome!
Get ready for the best holiday dinner ever with this cranberry sausage stuffing!
Adriana @changingplate says
Yes and yes to all of it, looks delicious! I love anything rich and savory, thank you for sharing your beautiful recipe X
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
I love stuffing…it is the best part of the turkey dinner. I have my traditional one I always make, but I like to have 2 types…and this one sounds like one I would like to try for sure. Happy Holidays!!
I could eat a piece of that by itself, never mind the roast dinner!
Personally, I’ve always loved stuffing in all of its varieties. But this one, this one could be my new favorite! I love the flavor profile you have going on here!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
I love that you put cranberries in the stuffing! Plus it looks gorgeous!
Leslie Rossi says
this sounds lovely! i might add this to my xmas dinner list.
Perfect 8 am in search of stuffing recipe with sausage this year! Have you done this with any other sausage? I don’t think I can find sage sausage. …mild Italian maybe…
I’ve only ever done it with sage sausage, which you should be able to find with other breakfast sausages. I usually find them in a roll!
heather @french press says
the stuffing has always been my favorite part (car addict over here) but this here is killing it 🙂 cranberries and apples and sausage…even with the song stuck n my head, I am LOVING it
I’ve never been a huge stuffing fan – it’s always been something that I put on my plate because I feel like I should, but I would totally eat this stuffing. It looks amazing and I can’t image anything with this ingredient list not tasting fantastic. Love!