Grain Free Stuffing

Sausage and Apple Stuffing (Grain Free)
Recipe type: PALEO
Serves: 6
  • 1 lb ground sausage meat (I used pork but you can use another kind if you prefer)
  • 1 Tbsp butter or bacon fat
  • 1 onion, chopped into ½″ pieces (medium-large)
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped into ½″ pieces
  • 2 green apples, chopped into ½″ pieces
  • 4-6 fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 1c chestnuts, roughly chopped (buy them pre-cooked or roast and shell them first- Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods usually carry these)
  • ¼c dried cranberries (or fresh if you like ‘em tart- I used fresh)
  • ¼c homemade chicken or turkey stock
  • Note: If you can’t find a good quality sausage in a store, you can make it by simply adding the following spices to 1lb of ground pork or chicken before browning it: 1Tbsp garlic powder, 1Tbsp onion powder, 1Tbsp paprika, 1Tbsp ground fennel seed, 1tsp ground black pepper, 1tsp sea salt, dash of cayenne, 3 or so leaves of chopped fresh sage.
  1. Brown the sausage then remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Sautee the onion, celery, apples and seasoning in either the remaining sausage fat or add some to the pan.
  3. Add the chestnuts (already roasted or bought pre-roasted from TJs), cranberries and stock and simmer together until well heated and the cranberries either hydrate a bit (if dried) or cook down and pop (if fresh).
  4. Add the sausage back in to combine all of the ingredients.
  5. That’s really it. You can then set it up in a pan and brown it in the oven a bit, or serve it as is.
  6. Serving Size: 6


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