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Slow-Cooker Sausage & Apple Stuffing

  • 30 m
  • 2 h 30 m
Carolyn Casner
“This sausage and apple stuffing is extra-moist and full of classic fall flavors. Using a slow cooker makes this side dish even easier and saves on oven space.”


    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cups chopped celery
    • 8 ounces sweet Italian sausage, casing removed and crumbled
    • 1¼ teaspoons poultry seasoning
    • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 pound stale whole-grain bread, cubed (about 8 cups; see Tip)
    • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
    • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth


  • 1 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add sausage, poultry seasoning, pepper and salt; cook, stirring, until no pink is visible, 6 to 8 minutes more.
  • 2 Transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add bread, apple and broth; stir to coat well. Cover and cook on High for 2 hours.
  • Tip: If using fresh bread: Preheat oven to 275°F. Spread bread on a large rimmed baking sheet and bake until dry to the touch, about 30 minutes. Let cool before using.
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