Sausage, Apple & Herb Stuffing for Two

This easy make-ahead stuffing for two comes in its own single-serving dish. Turkey sausage and hearty whole-wheat bread combined with apples make this sweet and savory stuffing one you'll want to turn to again and again. Serve it with turkey for a small Thanksgiving celebration or make it any night to go with a chicken dinner.

Sausage, Apple & Herb Stuffing for Two
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 cups whole-wheat country bread cubes (about 2 1/2 ounces)

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 ounces turkey sausage, crumbled

  • ¼ cup chopped celery

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup chopped apple

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary and/or sage

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread bread on a large rimmed baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a medium bowl.

  3. Add celery and onion. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add apple and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to the bowl with the sausage.

  4. Add the toasted bread, herbs and salt to the bowl. Toss well. Drizzle broth and butter over the mixture and toss gently until evenly moistened. Divide the mixture between 2 6- to 8-ounce ramekins.

  5. Cover the ramekins with foil. Place on a baking sheet and bake until heated through, about 30 minutes. If you want a crisp top, uncover the ramekins for the last 15 minutes of baking.


Equipment: 2 6- to 8-ounce ramekins

To make ahead: Prepare through Step 4; cool and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature for about 45 minutes before baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
18g Fat
20g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Vitamin A 263IU 5%
Sodium 580mg 25%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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