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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Servings: 4

Festive Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing

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Bring family and friends to the dinner table with this Festive Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing. Dempster’s® Signature 100% Whole Wheat Bread is combined with herbs, crumbled sausages and cranberries in this moist and flavourful stuffing. Quick and easy to prepare, it's a simply delicious side dish for hearty holiday meals.

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Sliced Bread


  • 8 slices Dempster’s® Signature 100% Whole Wheat Bread, dried and torn
  • 3 Italian sausages, casings removed (about 10 oz/300 g)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) poultry seasoning
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cold butter, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble sausages into skillet; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until starting to brown.
  3. Add onion and celery; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is cooked and celery is tender-crisp. Let cool slightly.
  4. Toss together sausage mixture, bread, dried cranberries, sage and poultry seasoning; add chicken broth and butter. Transfer to an 8-inch (20 cm) square baking dish.
  5. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set in the centre.

To dry bread, arrange slices of bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; let stand, uncovered, for 1 to 2 days.
Substitute honey garlic sausage for Italian sausage.
For stuffing with a crunchy top, bake uncovered for the last 10 minutes.