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appetizing dressed up sausage dressing

Dressed up Sausage Dressing

Technically, stuffing is cooked inside the bird, and dressing is not.  I generally do not cook mine inside the bird.  I like a very moist dressing but with a little crispness on the top.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword dressing, stuffing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 200 kcal
Author Renea


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, any seasoning type
  • 6 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 12 ounce package Herb seasoned cubed stuffing
  • 32 ounces chicken broth (this is the large paper container)
  • 3 ounces dried cranberries


  1. Add the sausage, mushrooms, onion, celery, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning to a large skillet and saute until the sausage is no longer pink.

  2. Spray a very large casserole dish with cooking spray and add the sausage mixture to the casserole dish.

  3. Add 3/4 of the stuffing package and 3/4 of the container of chicken broth and stir and mix very well.

  4. Continue to add both stuffing and broth, adding the cranberries, until you achieve the consistency you prefer.  For me, it is the entire contents of both.

  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.