Sausage, sage & onion stuffing

Sausage, sage & onion stuffing

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(68 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins Cook in the turkey or separately for 40 mins


Serves 8 - 10

The classic Christmas stuffing for the traditionalists among us

Nutrition and extra info

  • if sausage meat not frozen previously

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal328
  • fat22g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein16g
  • salt0g
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  • 2 onions, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 small Bramley apple, peeled, cored and diced
    Bramley apples

    Bramley apple

    bram-lee app-el

    A large, flattish cooking apple, green in appearance but sometimes with specks of red. The flesh…

  • 2 x 400g packs meaty Cumberland sausages, removed from their skins
  • handful sage, leaves chopped, plus extra for topping



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 140g granary breadcrumbs


  1. Fry 2 sliced onions in 25g butter for 5 mins, then add 1 small diced Bramley apple and cook briefly.

  2. Cool, then mix with 800g Cumberland sausages, skins removed, the chopped handful of sage, 140g granary breadcrumbs and seasoning.

  3. Use to stuff the neck end of the bird, then roll any leftovers into balls. Or, pack the whole mixture into a 1kg loaf tin and top with extra sage leaves.

  4. Bake with turkey for 30-40 mins. Drain off any fat and serve sliced.

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27th Nov, 2018
I know this question is a year old, but for anyone wondering, yes it absolutely will. Just defrost thoroughly before cooking. I usually make some variation on sausagemeat stuffing in advance and do this.
1st Nov, 2017
top stuffing , added smoked bacon, this ones a keeper
20th Jun, 2017
Very tasty, but my mixture was a bit sloppy. Probably my fault somewhere.
Dot Cotton
11th Jan, 2017
Omg just divine! Had never even tasted sausage stuffing until we had this for Xmas. The guests were nearly fighting over the last piece! Gorgeous!
26th Dec, 2016
Lovely easy recipe, I halved the ingredient and there was easily enough for 5. I also used whole meal bread crumbs. Made the evening before I needed and put in fridge overnight.
24th Dec, 2016
amazing stuffing, This will be my 4th year making it
5th Dec, 2016
Made this yesterday and popped it in the freezer - so easy! I used pork and apple sausages rather than adding extra apple to Cumberland and tasted delicious when I fried a bit off to taste.
28th Dec, 2015
Prepared this stuffing couple of days ahead of Christmas Day and cooked on the day, was delicious and the talking point of the meal , will cook again.
7th Dec, 2014
Have rated this based on lovely ingredients and ease of preparation because it's now in the freezer waiting to be cooked with the turkey on Christmas Day!
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1st Dec, 2014
This is a fabulous recipe that always goes down well at Christmas, even for the pro-Paxo folk amongst us! I combine two Good Food recipes: I use this recipe for the filling, then using , I wrap the meat in bacon (from part 2 onwards). I use the Chestnut stuffing recipe as a base for the cooking method too. I make and freeze the wrapped up meat in early Dec, then after fully defrosting overnight of Christmas Eve, it is popped in the oven ready for the main meal of the day. It works like a charm every time.


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