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Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe

I have the Best Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe ever! This coming Sunday, I was invited to be a part of the Ultimate Oregon Thanksgiving  with Missy Maki Simple Kitchen radio show.  A group of Oregon Food Bloggers are getting together to put on the BEST show with great ideas and recipes for Thanksgiving. (don’t tell them I’m not a real food blogger and that I live in Washington….10 min away)

Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Sadly, I won’t be able to make the radio show now because I’ve been invited to a Disney Land Blogger event……no I’m not sad, I’m actually very excited…..but I was really looking forward to meeting the Oregon Foodie ladies. Missy is still sharing my Crockpot Apple Sausage stuffing recipe on the air. If you’re not in the Oregon/ SW Washington area, you won’t be able to listen, but lucky you…. I’m posting the recipe for you here.  It will make you drool.Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe

I host Thanksgiving every year and have been using my crockpot slow cooker to make my stuffing, since oven space is at a premium. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, it’s all the same, right?  I suppose stuffing would be stuffed inside the bird. This is stuffed into your slow cooker.

Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Prep Time: PT4-5H


  • 1 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup diced celery
  • Many stores carry the stuffing starter mixes that include celery, onion & spices. I use 3 cups.
  • (optional) 1 small can water chestnuts - Chopped
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple - chopped (I leave the skin on)
  • 12 cups dried bread cubes (13 oz bag)
  • 4 large leaves fresh rubbed sage- diced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup butter- melt
  • 8 - 16 oz ground pork sausage
  • 2 cans (15 oz cans) or one 33 oz box of Chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Grease slow cooker with butter or spray pam
  2. Place bread cubes, pecans into a large mixing bowl
  3. Saute sausage with the onion, celery, apples, water chestnuts and seasonings.
  4. Add sausage mixture to bread cubes
  5. Slowly pour melted butter over the bread cubes mixing gently.
  6. Slowly pour chicken broth until moist. Save remaining broth to use later if needed.
  7. Pour into your slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours
  8. Options: Add raisins or dried cranberries



  1. emily k m says

    Hi! This looks great and I am planning on making it in 2 days. :) But I have a question: do you use the stuffing starter mix INSTEAD of the before listed onions and celery? Or do you use it in addition to? I am assuming it is instead of. But if we did our own onions and celery (not the mix) would it be lacking in spices since the mix comes with spices, too? Am I making any sense?! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!