Healthy Apple Chicken Sausage Stuffing

This healthy apple chicken sausage stuffing is a lightened up, gluten free take on a classic Thanksgiving side dish! The sweetness from the apple and the savory from the sausage make this stuffing the taste like the holidays.

Prep: 20Cook: 50Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 12 servings 1x


  • 12 oz (one loaf) gluten free bread – I used Whole Food’s brand from the freezer, defrosted.
  • 1/2 lb chicken sausage (I got from the butcher counter)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped (I used Gala + Granny Smith)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or veggie!)
  • 2 eggs, whisked.


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut bread into small cubes and put in large mixing bowl.
  3. In a pan, heat one tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Take the casing off the sausage so it can be broken up and then place it into hot pan.
  5. Once completely cooked, pour sausage and drippings over top of bread.
  6. In same pan as sausage once was, heat other tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add in celery and onions and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Add in garlic, sage, thyme, salt, pepper, and apples and cook for about 5 minutes or until apples start to soften.
  8. Add chicken broth to apple mixture and stir to combine. Then pour mixture over the sausage and bread.
  9. Add in whisked eggs.
  10. Mix the sausage apple bread mixture with the whisked eggs until completely coated and every piece is wet. If bread still seems too dry, add a little more chicken broth for extra moisture. However, you don’t want it to be soaking wet just completely moist.
  11. Pour into greased 9×13 pan and bake COVERED for 45 minutes then leave uncovered for the last 5-10 until crispy on top.
  12. Enjoy!!
Author: ErinCategory: side dish, gluten free, dairy free