Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Last updated on November 5th, 2018 at 05:48 pm

This Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing is a delicious southern Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

 

Easy Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, it’s all delicious! I made up a new recipe for Sausage Apple Cornbread Dressing to try this Thanksgiving and it turned out so amazing! This dressing recipe is a fun twist on southern cornbread dressing.

I’m very picky about cornbread dressing since it’s both my husband and mine’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish. I’m happy to share this dressing (or stuffing) recipe with you because it turned out to be so tasty! I will be making it a lot more often for an everyday dinner, not just on special holiday dinners.

Originally published November 25, 2013

This cornbread dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or dinner recipe! Apples and sausage gives you sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

A Twist on Cornbread Dressing

I have seen savory recipes that called for apples, but never eaten them in my cornbread dressing, so it was the perfect reason to do some test cooking before the big day.

This dressing recipe is not all cornbread. I mixed in some sour dough bread and used spicy turkey sausage, but you could use any kind of sausage you like. My son said I need to use “real” sausage next time. So I will do as he says. Ha! Personally, I thought the turkey sausage was fantastic and like that it has a lot less fat than regular pork sausage.

Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing ~ A delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or everyday dinner! Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Adding something sweet to your savory dressing is perfect!

For the sweet to my savory dish, I used a small amount of apples cooked in white wine. The wine cooked apples gave the apples a nice tart and tangy sweet flavoring which complimented the spicy sausage.

When you’re done, this easy cornbread dressing is ready to be eaten right out of the oven. It goes perfect with your left over white wine!

Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing ~ A delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or everyday dinner! Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Try this Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing for dinner sometime. It’s crunchy, sweet and savory all rolled into one dish… delicious!

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Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing ~ A delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or everyday dinner! Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

 

Do you call it dressing or stuffing?

We had a fun conversation about this on my Facebook page! Come see what people said. I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make it, let me know if you liked it in the comments below.

This Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors in one bite.

Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

This Southern Cornbread Dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

  • 4 links spicy Italian turkeysausage
  • 2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 loaf sour dough bread, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled a chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix cornbread, milk and eggs and bake according to the package.
  3. Cook sausage in a skillet. Remove from pan and slice.
  4. Remove cornbread from oven and cut into small squares and arrange on a baking sheet.
  5. Cut sour dough bread into cubes and arrange on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake bread for 8 minutes or until toasted.
  7. Reduce oven to 350 degrees
  8. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. Add celery, onions, apples and brown sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes until brown.
  10. Add wine and cook 2-3 more minutes.
  11. Add thyme, parsley, sage, rosemary, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Stir until fully heated.
  12. Add bread and sausage to a large bowl and pour the skillet mixture over it all.
  13. Gently toss and add more broth if it seems too dry.
  14. Transfer your dressing mix into a baking dish.
  15. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until the top is crispy.

To skip toasting the bread, you can bake and cube your bread the night before, then leave it out to dry.

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Recipe is a mixture from a 2004 Cooking Light Magazine recipe and my family recipe.

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5 Fabulous Resorts To Host Your Family Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: more families gather to celebrate it than any other holiday in the US, bringing together relatives from far and near. But has your family outgrown Grandma’s house? It’s not surprising.

This year, give your family a bit more space and take the stress out of busy holidays with kids. Partake in a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and activities everyone can enjoy at these family-friendly hotels and resorts. They go all out to make sure your Thanksgiving is filled with fun, thanks and plenty of memories.

Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with the kids at one of these family-friendly resorts. (Flickr: Tim Sackton)

Thanksgiving holiday with the kids can be celebrated at one of these family-friendly resorts. (Flickr: Tim Sackton)

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Inn at East Hill Farm

The Inn at East Hill Farm near Troy, New Hampshire, is the perfect escape for families who want a bit of nostalgia in a resort environment. East Hill Farm is a working farm where guests have endless opportunities to interact with the animals. These include gathering eggs, milking cows, pony grooming, and feeding. Kid-friendly recreational programs keep everyone busy with guided hikes, bread making workshops and crafts. The more competitive members of your family can engage in dodge ball and ping pong tournaments.

Meals at The Inn at East Hill Farm are locally sourced and home cooked. A traditional Thanksgiving meal is served at noon. Enjoy your afternoon by the fire or splashing in the indoor pool before the evening buffet that features your Thanksgiving dinner favorites. Just like at Grandma’s house.

Choose rooms in the Inn or opt for more privacy in one of the charming cottages.

 

Partake on The Gasparilla Inn & Club’s Thanksgiving Feast

The Gasparilla Inn & Club offers families plenty of holiday activities this Thanksgiving. (Courtesy The Gasparilla Inn & Club)

The Gasparilla Inn & Club offers families plenty of holiday activities this Thanksgiving. (Courtesy The Gasparilla Inn & Club)

The Gasparilla Inn & Club at Boca Grande along Florida’s Gulf Coast combines historic Southern charm with a family-friendly ocean getaway. The nearby gulf inspires many of the activities including sand sculpting, kayak tours, paddle board lessons and shelling. Sports enthusiasts will love the chance to compete in tennis clinics, golf outings and beach Olympics.

Your family will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the bounty from the Gasparilla Inn’s kitchens. There are afternoon and Teddy Bear Teas, cookie decorating (followed by cookie eating!) and, of course, a succulent Thanksgiving feast.

Choose between rooms in the historic inn or the homier atmosphere of one of the private houses.

 

Enjoy Fun Thanksgiving Activities at Canaan Valley Resort

Canaan Valley Resort features a Thanksgiving dinner plus a few other holiday favorites for families. (Courtesy Canaan Valley Resort)

Canaan Valley Resort features a Thanksgiving dinner plus a few other holiday favorites for families. (Courtesy Canaan Valley Resort)

Canaan Valley Resort offers a family-friendly escape to Canaan Valley State Park in West Virginia. Here you can enjoy indoor activities with a kid-friendly focus, such as board games, crafts and a family bingo night. Compete with your cousins in the pie eating contest, turkey gobbling contest and turkey bowling. And don’t forget to pack your winter wear for snow tubing and ice skating.

Thanksgiving dinner at Canaan Valley Resort features a traditional menu, including roasted turkey, glazed ham, cornbread stuffing and candied sweet potatoes. Other holiday favorites—plus a few culinary surprises—guarantee your family won’t leave hungry.

Families can enjoy the mountain views from comfortable lodge rooms or private cabins.

 

Have a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Cedar Lodge

Big Cedar Lodge, nestled in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains, offer guests holiday events and the stunning Ozark wilderness. They will keep your family busy from the moment you arrive! Put together a team for the Sleigh Bell Scurry—solve each clue to find the ornaments to trim your tree—then enjoy toasting s’mores around the bonfire.

Big Cedar Lodge offers families the option of enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving dinner delivered to your lodging or one of three complete buffet experiences. Work off Thanksgiving dinner at the Gobble Wobble or Scavenger Hunt around the scenic property.

Guests have a choice of a private log cabin among the trees or a cozy lodge room overlooking the 43,000 acre lake.

 

Have a Rustic Thanksgiving at The Resort at Paws Up

Family-friendly The Resort at Paws Up has Thanksgiving offerings in a rustic ranch setting. (Courtesy The Resort at Paws Up)

Family-friendly The Resort at Paws Up has Thanksgiving offerings in a rustic ranch setting. (Courtesy The Resort at Paws Up)

The Resort at Paws Up is known for family-friendly luxury set in Montana’s natural beauty. For their first-annual Thanksgiving celebration, the resort has created an itinerary filled with kid-friendly fun including fireside s’more toasting, apple bobbing, archery and hay rides.

Thanksgiving dinner, served at the resort restaurant or in their private home, promises to be a feast of locally sourced foods created with a ‘refined rustic ranch’ flair. After the holiday the rest of the weekend includes cookie decorating, a mini rodeo, crafting, and a musical performance.

Guests relax in luxury ranch homes located on the 37,000 acre cattle ranch.

 

Jody Halsted of JodyHalsted.com contributed this to MiniTime.

 

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 Simplify your holiday dessert menu and with a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes Pull Apart Cake!

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