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Cornbread Dressing With Sausage Apples And Sage

Cornbread Dressing with Sausage and Apples

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread-dressin-sausage-apples-sage, cornbread-dressing-recipes, dressing-recipes, southern-dressing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 1004kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • ½ cup butter
  • 8 cup cubed sourdough bread
  • 8 cup cubed cornbread
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage cooked & crumbled
  • 1 10 ¾ oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples peeled cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh sage OR 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning May adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 14.5 oz cans chicken broth


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spritz a 13 x 9 inch baking dish or similar with cooking spray.
  • In a stove top pan, saute onions and celery with butter until translucent. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To a bowl add vegetables, cornbread, bread, sausage, apples, soup, beaten eggs, sage, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. (May add Poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon at a time and adjust to taste)
  • Begin to add chicken stock to the ingredients in the bowl. Using a large spoon or spatula, fold the chicken stock through the mixture. If you use less cornbread and bread than I did, you may not need the entire 3 cans of stock. The dressing mixture should be very moist.
  • Pour the dressing evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden.


  • You may omit the sausage and apple if preferred, with no other additions needed.
  • You may bake this dressing in individual size dishes, if preferred. Smaller portions will take less time to bake. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1004kcal | Carbohydrates: 147g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 2297mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 391mg | Iron: 8mg