Classic Turkey Sausage Stuffing

Your guests will be asking for seconds of this delicious and easy must-have side dish.

Classic Turkey Sausage Stuffing

Classic Turkey Sausage Stuffing


  • 1 loaf fresh Egg Bread (crust on), cut into cubes or ground into crumbs
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Carrots, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Celery, finely diced
  • 2 cups (500 mL) yellow Onion, quartered or finely diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsalted Butter
  • 1 lb (454 g) loose Canadian Turkey Sausage meat or Turkey Sausages, casing removed
  • 2 Tbsp (25 mL) ground Sage
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) dry Thyme
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Salt
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Pepper


  1. In a large stock pot, sauté onion, carrot and celery in butter until soft. Add sausage meat, gently breaking it up into small pieces.
  2. Add thyme, pepper, and half of each of the salt and sage and combine. Cover and cook on medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Place egg bread cubes or crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Pour vegetable and sausage mixture over, add the rest of the sage and salt. Mix until combined and set aside to cool before stuffing turkey.
  4. To bake separately from the turkey, place in a lightly greased 9 x 12” (23 x 30 cm) casserole dish, cover and bake in a 350F (175C) for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes or until crisp on top.
  5. If roasting in the turkey, place stuffing loosely in turkey’s cavities just before turkey is placed in a preheated oven. When roasting, any stuffing placed in the cavity of the turkey should reach an internal temperature of at least 165F (74C).


Tips- This recipe will make enough dressing to stuff a 25 lb (11.3 kg) turkey or it can be baked in a 9 x 12” (23 x 30 cm) casserole dish.

For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Turkey Farmers of Canada.

Author: Turkery Farmers of Canada

Recipe and photo courtesy of Turkey Farmers of Canada.

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