Sausage Dressing



Sausage Dressing

This sausage dressing recipe gets a real kick from the tasty apples and the savory sausage. It's a classic dish to have on a classic holiday. There will be plenty of "seconds" for this dish.Note: You can change the number of people served by placing your cursor over "Servings". The Ingredients will adjust to the new number of servings.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter plus more for greasing dish
  • 4 cup day-old focaccia cubed
  • 4 cup day-old country bread cubed
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage casings removed
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 baking apple such as Honeycrisp or Jonagold, diced into 1/2" pieces
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 c. chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 c. whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter large casserole dish, set aside. Spread bread over 2 sheet pans and bake until dry, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil and cook sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until browned, about 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Return skillet to stove over medium heat and melt butter with remaining sausage fat. Sauté garlic, onions, and celery until softened, about 5 minutes. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add apples, sage, parsley, stock, and milk. Bring to a boil and simmer 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl, let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Toss bread and sausage into liquid mixture; transfer to casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown, for about 20 to 25 minutes.

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