Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing

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I don't know about you, but for me the ONE thing I crave most on Thanksgiving is the stuffing! Sure, the turkey and gravy are all great too, and yes, even the cranberry sauce. But personally, no Thanksgiving is complete without the homemade stuffing, and this recipe never disappoints! #stuffing #thanksgiving #weightwatchers

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!
Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing

I don’t know about you, but for me the ONE thing I crave most on Thanksgiving is the stuffing! Sure, the turkey and gravy are all great too, and yes, even the cranberry sauce. But personally, no Thanksgiving is complete without the homemade stuffing, and this recipe never disappoints!

This is what I am making this Thanksgiving with my dry brined Turkey and this delicious Cranberry and Pear Sauce. Here are more Thanksgiving Recipes to go with your turkey this year!

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!

With Thanksgiving around the corner I thought I would revive this amazing stuffing from the archives. If you can’t find a good Italian chicken sausage, turkey sausage would also be great. Leftovers should be good for about 3 days.

I buy whole wheat baguettes to make this and cut the bread in cubes the night before to let it sit out and harden overnight. You can also do this in the oven the day of, but I personally like to prep as much as possible the night before.

How To Make Stuffing

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!

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Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!
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Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing

166 Cals 9 Protein 19 Carbs 6.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Yield: 12 Servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!

Ingredients

  • 14 oz whole wheat French bread or baguette, crusts removed (weight after crust is removed)
  • 2 tbsp whipped butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 1 3/4 cups about 4 stalks diced celery
  • 13 oz fresh sweet Italian chicken sausage, casing removed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 to 3 1/4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Cut the bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Spread the bread out on a baking sheet and let it dry overnight - OR - place the baking sheet in a 350°F oven and bake about 20 minutes, or until the bread is dried out. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a large baking dish with oil.
  • In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender and translucent, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • In the same pan over medium heat, cook the sausage, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sausage to the bowl with the onion/celery mixture.
  • Add the bread, sage and thyme to the bowl with the sausage/onion mixture and stir to combine. Add the chicken broth and stir to evenly coat the bread. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and stir to mix well.
  • Transfer to the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, gently stir. Continue baking until golden, about 30 to 35 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Notes

Makes about 9 cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 6.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.2g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 549mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 2.9g
WW Points Plus: 4
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143 comments

  1. great easy recipe, I made this gluten free – thank you

  2. Best stuffing recipe. Includes nice vegetables:sausage, butter etc ratio. Usually I find stuffing greasy bland and gross. This is awesome

  3. I wouldn’t make this again. It was weird to have sausage when we were having turkey.

  4. Can you also cook this stuffing in the turkey?

  5. I couldn’t find the correct sausage so I used Cajun chicken sausage instead (which still was delicious) however the last step says bake for 30 minutes stir then bake for 30 minutes…. not saying just bake for 30 minutes total so I completely over reduced mine to a slightly burnt mush. Still great flavors but beware only bake for 30 minutes TOTAL not 30, stir, and an additional 30!

    • It actually does say cook 30 min, stir, then cook an additional 30-35. She clarifies it a couple times in the comments too. For anyone else reading the comments for tips, maybe just keep an eye on it. I don’t know what happened here, but several others seem happy with their results