Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

This Southern Cornbread Dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, stuffing, thanksgiving, turkey
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 4 links spicy Italian turkey sausage
  • 2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 loaf sour dough bread, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled a chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix cornbread, milk and eggs and bake according to the package.
  • Cook sausage in a skillet. Remove from pan and slice.
  • Remove cornbread from oven and cut into small squares and arrange on a baking sheet.
  • Cut sour dough bread into cubes and arrange on a baking sheet.
  • Bake bread for 8 minutes or until toasted.
  • Reduce oven to 350 degrees
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add celery, onions, apples and brown sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes until brown.
  • Add wine and cook 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add thyme, parsley, sage, rosemary, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Stir until fully heated.
  • Add bread and sausage to a large bowl and pour the skillet mixture over it all.
  • Gently toss and add more broth if it seems too dry.
  • Transfer your dressing mix into a baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until the top is crispy.


To skip toasting the bread, you can bake and cube your bread the night before, then leave it out to dry.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1558mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4.6mg
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