Savory Sausage & Apple Stuffing

This recipe saves calories by substituting equal parts cooking oil with Mott's applesauce.


  • 1 cup Mott's® No Sugar Added Applesauce Granny Smith
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, ground
  • 1 cup celery stalk, ¼-inch dice
  • 1 cup yellow onion, ¼-inch dice
  • 1 cup Granny Smith apple, ¼-inch dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups French bread, ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper, ground
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
Mott's No Sugar Added Applesauce Granny Smith

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  • Preheat oven to 350˚. Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • Heat skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage and sauté until cooked through. Remove sausage and place in bowl.
  • Sauté celery, onion, apple, and garlic until softened. Add applesauce, parsley, sage, and bay leaf, and cook until heated through. Remove bay leaf.
  • Combine sausage, softened vegetables, and bread in bowl.
  • Whisk together milk, broth, salt, pepper, butter, and eggs. Pour over sausage mixture and combine.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake 50 minutes until stuffing has reached a golden brown color.
  • Remove from oven and serve