Fresh Herb and Sausage Stuffing

This herb and sausage stuffing, using fresh herbs, will take your holiday meal to the next level and be the winning dish on your table. #WomenLivingWell #stuffing #holidaymeals #easyholidaydishes

Janelle is back with the perfect recipe for us!!!

She says “Thanksgiving is right around the corner, my friends! What better recipe to share than one of my all-time beloved side dishes…STUFFING! This sought-after side dish can be prepared in many different ways…I’d like to share my favorite way of preparation! Feel free to omit the sausage if you prefer a “meat-less” stuffing!”

Stuffing bread, chicken broth, butter, Italian sausage, celery, onion, water, parsley, sage, thyme, (3 eggs- two of my children were eager and holding an egg a piece waiting to crack them, haha)

Dice onion and celery

Fry sausage and drain after fully cooked

In the same pan, add 1/4 cup of butter and sauté onions and celery

Meanwhile, start “prepping” the fresh herbs. Take the Thyme leaves off of the stems by gliding your knife down the stem like so.

Gather Sage and Parsley in a bunch and chop with knife, keep gathering and chopping until pieces are small (if you have never chopped fresh herbs, it may seem awkward, but it really is that simple)

Combine broth, 3 eggs, and water in a medium-sized bowl

In a large bowl, combine stuffing bread, herbs, sausage, and sautéed onions and celery. Add the egg mixture and stir well.

This herb and sausage stuffing, using fresh herbs, will take your holiday meal to the next level and be the winning dish on your table. #WomenLivingWell #stuffing #holidaymeals #easyholidaydishes

Place all ingredients into a prepared 9x 13 pan. Melt 1/4 cup of butter and pour over top of stuffing and sprinkle with pepper. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 oven for 25 mins, uncover and bake another 25 mins until lightly browned and cooked through.

This herb and sausage stuffing, using fresh herbs, will take your holiday meal to the next level and be the winning dish on your table. #WomenLivingWell #stuffing #holidaymeals #easyholidaydishes

And here you have homemade fresh herb and sausage stuffing! YUM!!!!

This herb and sausage stuffing, using fresh herbs, will take your holiday meal to the next level and be the winning dish on your table. #WomenLivingWell #stuffing #holidaymeals #easyholidaydishes

Serve all the fixins! (In this photo the stuffing is topped with gravy). ENJOY!

SHORT CUT: if you do not have the time or do not like the robust flavor of fresh herbs, you may omit the herbs and purchase herb seasoned stuffing. Continue on with the rest of the recipe as instructed.

Fresh Herb and Sausage Stuffing

10 cups cubed stuffing bread (near deli)

½ cup butter (¼ for sautéing and ¼ to melt over top)

2 cups chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1 roll of Italian Sausage

2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme

2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage

2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup water

3 eggs

cooking spray

pepper to season


1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Fry sausage in a large pan, drain.
3. Chop onions and celery and sauté in same pan with ¼ cup butter.
4. Chop fresh herbs.
5. Place stuffing bread, sausage, sautéed onions and celery and herbs in a large bowl and mix.
6. In a medium sized bowl beat 3 eggs, 1 cup water and chicken broth- pour over stuffing mixture and mix well.
7. Prepare a 9×13 pan- spoon in stuffing, melt ¼ cup butter and pour over top-season with pepper.

8. Cover with foil and bake for 25 mins, uncover and bake an additional 25 mins until lightly golden in color.

Thank you, Janelle, for this recipe!

Walk with the King!

*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at


  1. hi janelle. we irish love stuffing we stuff everything.we love a roast (chicken beef lamb pork etc) on sundays with roasties (potatoes) and stuffing. the broth is a great idea as we tend to use a lot of butter (very bad) iknow,yours is healthier. it looks delicious.i have never fried the sausage first.its a meal in its hubby wants chicken kiev and this is a perfect partner.

    god bless

  2. Mia, I love hearing about different countries/cultures…thank you! I also LOVE butter (lol)..the chicken broth works very well along with the egg to give it moisture. I hope you enjoy! Chicken Kiev…MMMMMMM! Bless you! Janelle

  3. I'm hosting the family Thanksgiving this year and I've been looking for a homemade stuffing recipe…this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. sounds so good I love making my dressing at home as well. I have tried many different combinations this one looks delicious may have to try it as well

  5. That one is almost like my recipe, and my family LOVES it!! I can't wait to make it for Christmas and have it with turkey gravy. Now I'm hungry!! You're awesome.

  6. This looks like a great recipe! I may try this myself!

    BTW, I LOVE butter too (from your earlier comment), lol!! My husband drives me for it too!

  7. I found your blog through Mrs. U's blog, and what a lovely blog you have:) Your a girl after my own heart!!

    The stuffing looks delicious. Very close to my recipe too:) I will be sure to visit your friend's cooking blog too:) What wonderful information you share:)

    Thank you,

  8. Yum, this looks really similar to the one I make! My husband doesn't like all the herbs and seasonings- what a party pooper!

  9. This looks great! I've bought dressing from SAMS for the past several years and they don't have it this year. I'm going to have to break down and make it!

  10. Courtney,
    I know you just sent it, but it has disappeared! Please email me your mailing address again so I can get your gift card to you. I have no idea why you vanished. Maybe it was….. oh well, just help me out here. Sorry. Debbie.

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