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Quick and Easy Stuffing

Celery, onions, and Italian sausage are tossed with dried bread cubes and butter and then topped with broth and baked to perfection. This Quick & Easy Stuffing Recipe can complete just about any meal, and it’s absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy stuffing recipe, quick and easy stuffing recipe, thanksgiving stuffing recipe
Diet: Kid Friendly
Cooking Method: Oven, Stove
Servings: 10
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Kari



  • 1 12 oz bag Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 4 tablespoons butter I use salted, but you can use unsalted as well
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cups chicken stock, chicken broth, or bone broth


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease or spray a 13 x 9 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Cook sausage until browned, then strain off grease. Set aside.
    1 pound Italian sausage
  • Saute onions and celery in butter until celery is soft and onions are translucent - about 5 minutes.
    4 tablespoons butter, 1 cup celery, diced, 1 cup onion, diced
  • In a large bowl, combine sausage, stuffing mix, and cooked vegetables.
    1 12 oz bag Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix, 1 pound Italian sausage
  • Pour broth in the bowl and toss gently to combine.
    2 cups chicken stock, chicken broth, or bone broth
  • Pour this mixture into the greased baking dish.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and continue baking for another 25 minutes. (50 minutes total)
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.


🔢 Recipe Yield

One serving of stuffing is equal to half a cup. Since you are making this easy stuffing in a 13x9 inch pan, you will get 8 - 12 servings.
🥫 Storage/Shelf Life/Reheating

If you have leftover stuffing, you can save it for the next 3 - 5 days. Simply place it in a covered airtight container and put it in the refrigerator. Additionally, you can freeze it in an airtight container or Ziploc freezer bag for 3 months.
To reheat your leftover stuffing, put it in an oven-safe dish, covered in aluminum foil, and cook it for 15 minutes at 325℉.
📋 Tips
  • Choose your favorite stuffing mix. There are two varieties of stuffing that are both good - Classic, Herb Seasoned with White and Wheat Bread, and Herb Seasoned with Just White Bread. We usually use the white/wheat mix, but both are delicious!
  • Make it vegetarian. If you have some vegetarians in the family, you can use vegan sausage or no sausage with vegetable broth to make it vegetarian-friendly.
  • Check that your stuffing is done before serving. You want your stuffing’s internal temperature to be 165℉.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg