Apple, Sausage, Bacon, and Mushroom Stuffing


"This old-fashioned holiday stuffing has it all! I have perfected it over my 21 years of marriage, and it can't be beat!"


1 h 30 m servings 305 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 883 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large baking dish.
  2. Place the beef, sausage, and bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix in the onion, celery, and mushrooms. Season with parsley, sage, and thyme. Cook and stir until meats are evenly browned. Mix in apples and water chestnuts, and continue cooking 5 minutes. Drain grease.
  3. Mix butter, broth, soup, and applesauce into skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in the bread cubes until evenly moist. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake covered 45 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking 15 minutes, until lightly browned.
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  1. 18 Ratings


I was SO excited to try a new dressing recipe and chose this one. We were all very disappointed. None of us LOVE bacon and the bacon flavor is overwhelming. If you LOVE bacon, go for it!

Haven't made this recipe but it sounds a lot like the one I make. Instead of the cream of chicken soup - I use cream of mushroom soup. Instead of the bread cubes I buy a packaged unseasoned st...

I am not a stuffing fan, but when I found this recipe I thought it was worth a shot. I, along with my entire family LOVE this stuffing. It is so full of flavor. It could be a meal in itself....

We found this stuffing to be wonderful, not overwhelming bacon favored at all as stated before. My only suggestion is use low-fat meats and trim the fat from the bacon to ensure that is not gre...

We served this for a special dinner, and it was a big hit! Everyone commented on the great flavor! I made it pretty much exactly as specified (but I don't really measure) and we really enjoyed...

This was the first time I have used this recipe and it was a HUGE hit. Not one ounce was left over (Ill make more next time!). Next time I am going to add one more (Granny Smith) apple as I love...

This was an excellent stuffing recipe. I feel quilty only giving 4 stars, but I'm just not a huge stuffing fan. I chose this because my family loves mushrooms. For stuffing, it couldn't be an...

I put this stuffing in cupcake tins and they came out wonderful. I tried it at Thanksgiving and I forgot to add the apple sauce and it came it just fine. It was a big hit!

loved it! Definately glad I had a food processor.