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apple sausage stuffing with bacon, mushrooms & pecans

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kelly Williams
Forked River, NJ

My very own recipe, chock-full of everything but the kitchen sink! The combination of the sausage, bacon, herbs, pecans and apples even tastes like Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays! :D Not a good pic, I'll take a better one this year!

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For apple sausage stuffing with bacon, mushrooms & pecans

  • 1 lb.
    bulk ground sausage, jimmy dean is fine, regular or hot
  • 1/2 lb.
    lean thick bacon, cut into 1
  • 1
    large onion, diced
  • 2-3
    stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 (8 oz.)
    container fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2
    apples, cored and diced (unpeeled), such as granny smith and red or golden delicious
  • 1 Tbl.
    dried parsley flakes, or a small palmful of fresh if you have it
  • 1 tsp.
    dried ground sage, (*be careful, 1 teaspoon not a tablespoon)
  • 1 tsp.
    dried thyme, crush between thumb and fingers when adding
  • 1/4 cup
    butter, melted, (half a stick)
  • 1 1/2-2
    cups chicken broth, 2 for more moist stuffing
  • 3/4 cup
  • 1/2-1 cup
    chopped pecans, as desired
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1 (16 oz.)
    bag dried unseasoned breadcubes(or your own), *if seasoned add less sage

How To Make apple sausage stuffing with bacon, mushrooms & pecans

  • 1
    In large frying pan, saute first 9ingredients til done adding apples during last 5 minutes, drain grease, add butter and melt. Stir in chicken broth, applesauce, pecans, salt and pepper. Fold in bread cubes, til just moistened, don't over stir. Pour into greased baking dish, cover, bake at 350º for 1 hour. *If a crispy top is preferred, uncover during last 15 minutes. Or stuff inside turkey JUST BEFORE baking your turkey. (Do not pre-stuff turkey.)

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