Sausage and Cranberry Baked Stuffing

Do-ahead dish! Enhance savory, sausage stuffing by stirring in colorful, tart cranberries.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

8
cups lightly packed 3/4-inch cubes French bread
1
lb bulk spicy pork sausage
2
stalks celery (with leaves), chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2
cup dried cranberries
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup milk
2
eggs, beaten
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place bread cubes in baking dish.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, celery and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.
  • 3 Add sausage mixture, sage and cranberries to baking dish; mix lightly with bread cubes. In medium bowl, beat broth, milk and eggs with fork or wire whisk until well mixed; pour over bread and stir gently to soak all bread cubes in milk mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 12 hours.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and top is golden brown.

Expert Tips

Spicy sausage comes in both 12-ounce and 16-ounce packages. Either size will work well in this recipe.

This dish is the perfect side for an unstuffed bird or turkey breast. Add green beans and a fruit salad for an easy holiday meal.

Just before serving, sprinkle the casserole with a few dried cranberries or tuck sprigs of fresh parsley or fresh sage leaves around the edge of the dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.