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Favorite Sausage and Herb Stuffing

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As with all classics, there's a reason sausage stuffing is a perennial favorite—and it's the sausage! Italian sausage not only brings meaty depth to the Thanksgiving crowd-pleaser; it adds a licoricey fennel flavor. In this version, we've amped up the fennel with fennel seeds and fresh fennel bulb. If you're comfortable juggling multiple steps, you can speed the prep time by chopping vegetables while the bread toasts and sausage cooks. And if you want to get a jump on cooking, feel free to toast the bread cubes, saute the vegetables, and brown the meat several days ahead (store the bread at room temperature and refrigerate the meat and vegetables). But for the best texture, wait until the day of serving to add the egg mixture and bake the stuffing. The recipe is a Yummly original created by David Bonom.


  • nonstick cooking spray (or olive oil)
  • 2 baguettes (1 lb. total, 5 cups per baguette)
  • 1 pound sweet italian sausage (bulk)
  • 2 carrots (medium)
  • 3 onions (medium, 1 onion is about 1 cup chopped)
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 fennel bulb (large, trimmed)
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (lightly crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for vegetables)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (for vegetables)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (for bread cube mixture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (for bread cube mixture)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium24% DV580mg
    Fat11% DV7g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs4% DV13g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories150Calories from Fat60
    Total Fat7g11%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat60
    Total Carbohydrate13g4%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Kiara 6 months ago
    I work for Yummly and while I was cooking for the holidays I really wanted to give a new stuffing recipe a try. I found this one and the diverse flavors of this stuffing really made it delicious. The fennel bulb, the fresh baguette, they really gave this recipe something extra that was loved by all. My husband is very picky about stuffing but he said this recipe is a keeper for years to come! The directions were easy to follow along with the videos which made prepping a new recipe that much less intimidating. I would highly recommend!