Sometimes it's okay to take a little shortcut, especially if your guests would never know. This is a great time saver for Thanksgiving so you can spend more time with your guests. foodyschmoodyblog.com/shortcut-sausa...
In a large skillet, cook sausage until browned and cooked through over medium-high heat. Drain sausage and set aside.
While sausage is cooking, bring 2 C vegetable stock to a boil. Remove from heat and gently stir in stuffing mixture. Set aside.
Wipe out skillet with a paper towel and return to stove over medium-high heat. Melt 1 T butter in skillet and add onions and celery. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring often, until softened. Turn off heat. Stir sausage back into skillet with vegetables. Next, stir in craisins. Finally, gently fold in stuffing mix.
Prepare a large baking dish with butter.
Pour mixture into baking dish and cover. Bake 25 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 5-10 minutes until top is crunchy.