This pioneer woman inspired southern stuffing is so delicious and flavorful, once you get a taste, this will be your go-to Thanksgiving stuffing! With perfectly soft bread, delicious sauteed onions and seasonings, and the refreshing crunch of granny smith apples, you won't be able to get enough! And the best part is it's so easy to make enough for the entire family.
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The Best Pioneer Woman Stuffing
If you're into the food world, then I can bet you know who the pioneer woman is. Ree Drummond has taken the recipe world by storm with her classic southern recipes all the way from chicken fried steak to pecan pie.
Well, this simple stuffing recipe is pioneer woman inspired, and trust me, it has all of those delicious southern seasonings.
It just tastes so much better than boxed stuffing mix, and it's way easier to make than typical homemade stuffings. Not only that, but it puts a spin on traditional stuffing by having a blend of three delicious bread types and a refreshing crunch of apples!
So, this stuffing recipe is, of course, a welcomed side for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, served with this turkey tenderloin and these twice baked mashed potatoes or one of these Thanksgiving casserole recipes.
Ingredients For Pioneer Woman Stuffing
- Olive oil- or any oil you prefer.
- Mushrooms- I like to use white button mushrooms.
- Onion- white onion, diced.
- Italian sausages- or classic mild Italian sausage or hot Italian sausage. Any leftovers go great in this Carrabba's sausage and lentil soup.
- Oregano and thyme- the best stuffing herbs.
- Brown sugar- for a touch of sweetness.
- Salt and pepper
- Cornbread- for more delicious sweetness. You can make this old fashioned cornbread if you want to make it from scratch, but storebought is most convenient.
- French bread and whole wheat bread- cut into cubes. Feel free to use any kind of bread you want.
- Granny Smith apples- I think the subtle tartness is delicious, but any apples work.
- White wine and chicken broth
- Fresh parsley- or other preferred herbs for serving.
By the way, if you're going to make the ultimate Thanksgiving day dinner, try pairing this delicious pioneer woman inspired stuffing with this asparagus casserole and biscuits for dinner. Oh, and then for dessert, you can make this pumpkin custard pie!
How To Make Pioneer Woman Stuffing
This recipe is really fairly simple to follow. And it should only take about an hour from start to finish, with the majority of the time being baking time! That means you can easily whip up the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner while the stuffing is baking.
Now, without further ado, here's how to make pioneer woman stuffing!
Step 1: Prep Work
First, preheat the oven to 400ºF (200°C) and grease a large baking dish or casserole dish so it's ready to use later.
Then, preheat a non-stick skillet to medium heat and add olive oil to it. Once the skillet is hot, add the mushrooms and sauté for 7 minutes or until browned. Now, in the same skillet, sauté the onion until translucent.
Step 2: Cook the Sausage
Next, using the same skillet, add the sausages and season with oregano and thyme, sugar, salt, and pepper. Also, while you're cooking the sausages, you'll want to break them apart with a wooden spoon and cook until browned.
Step 3: Combine the Stuffing Mix
Now, once the sausage is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl. Then, add the brown sugar, cornbread, French bread, whole wheat bread, granny smith apples, white wine, and chicken broth. Next, give everything a mix to combine, and then transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish.
Step 4: Bake & Serve
Now, put the stuffing in the oven and bake it for about 45 minutes or until the top is completely golden brown. Finally, garnish with fresh parsley - or any other herbs you want - and serve this pioneer woman inspired stuffing!
How To Store This Pioneer Woman Copycat Stuffing
This pioneer woman Thanksgiving stuffing will make about 8 servings. And if you serve it at Thanksgiving dinner, you probably won't have any leftovers. But if you do, the stuffing stores super well! Either transfer it to an airtight container or cover the baking dish with a lid and store it in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
How To Reheat Stuffing
If you store the stuffing, you're going to want to reheat it. And to do that, the best way is to put the stuffing back in the oven. First, put the stuffing in a baking dish and cover the top with tin foil. Then, bake it at 350°F for about 30-40 minutes or until warm. By the way, if you notice that your stuffing is a bit dry, add a bit of water or chicken broth to it to add more moisture.
My Final Thoughts
That's how to make pioneer woman stuffing. This stuffing is a unique and delicious change-up from other stuffing recipes, and it's so much better than the boxed kind. And it's not that much harder to make, either. It's the perfect side to any Thanksgiving Day feast or even just for a weeknight dinner.
As always, if you made this pioneer woman copycat stuffing recipe, let me know how it went by leaving a comment below.
Oh, and if you're looking for another Pioneer Woman inspired recipe, you have to make this Pioneer Woman French toast casserole!
More Thanksgiving Recipes
If you're looking for some more delicious Thanksgiving recipes for dinner and dessert, we have a ton on the blog I think you'll like.
Give these recipes a try next:
- Ocean Spray cranberry sauce
- Green bean casserole with bacon
- Brown gravy
- White country gravy
- Sweet potato cobbler
- Seafood stuffing
- Ricotta pie
- Custard pie
- Fudge pie
- 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 2 cups Mushrooms
- 1 cup Onion, diced
- ½ lb. (250g) Italian Sausages
- 1 tsp. Oregano
- 1 tsp. Thyme
- 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
- Salt and Pepper
- 4 cups Cornbread, cubed
- 1 cup French Bread, cubed
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Bread, cubed
- 2 Granny Smith Apples, cubed
- 1 cup White Wine
- 2 cups Chicken Broth
- Fresh Parsley or other preferred herbs, to serve
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200ºC).
- Heat a non-stick skillet to medium and add the olive oil.
- Sautée the mushrooms for 7 minutes, or until browned. Reserve.
- Using the same skillet (add a bit of oil if needed), sautée the onion and cook until translucent.
- Add the sausages and season with oregano and thyme. Add sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Cook the sausages, breaking them with a wooden spoon until browned.
- Transfer to a big bowl and add the brown sugar, cornbread, French bread, whole wheat bread, Granny Smith Apples, wine, and chicken broth. Mix well and transfer to a greased baking dish.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with fresh parsley (and other herbs).
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g