Apple Sausage Crock Pot Stuffing

This delicious and easy Apple and Sausage Crock Pot Stuffing is perfect for your holiday meal or Sunday dinner! 
close up Apple Sausage Crockpot Stuffing in a white bowl
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This Apple Sausage Crock Pot Stuffing is one of the best dressings I have ever made! Not only that, I am so darn proud of myself. I have been writing here on The Kitchen Magpie for almost 6 years now and this is the first time that I am getting you a stuffing recipe in time for Christmas!

blue tablecloth underneath a bowl of Apple Sausage Crock Pot Stuffing

I actually discovered the joy and ease of crock pot stuffing last Christmas, but with us leaving Edmonton immediately after the big family day to head to Arizona, I didn’t even take photos.

How to Make Crock Pot Stuffing

Crock pot stuffing is your saviour. I love that you put it into the crock pot in the morning and by the time your turkey is ready, your stuffing is as well. I don’t stuff my turkeys, I prefer to make the stuffing on the side. This is my second recipe using Johnsonville Sausage and I’ve decided to swap it into my stuffing. I decided that the pre-cooked Andouille Sausage was the perfect time -saver for this crock pot delight.

a pack of Johnsonville Sausage for Apple Sausage Crockpot Stuffing
  • You simply chop up the Johnsonville sausage and throw it into the crock pot, no frying required!
    chopped up Johnsonville sausage and celery for Crock Pot Stuffing
  • Another time-saving trick I like to use is buying bags of croutons to use. They work better in the crock pot as homemade bread cubes sometimes aren’t as dry. You need really dried out bread cubes for a crock pot stuffing.
a pack of croutons for Apple Sausage Crockpot Stuffing
  • You simply fry up the onions and celery with the spices, throw it into the crock pot with the other ingredients and voila! You will have an amazing hot stuffing ready to go.
close up Apple Sausage Crockpot Stuffing in a white bowl

It works, you guys. It really, really works. All you have to do is start this five hours before you want to serve it and it will be ready in time for dinner. IF you don’t stir it, you will have a great textures stuffing, no mush.

top down shot of Apple Sausage Crockpot Stuffing in a white bowl

So my second swap of using Johnsonville Sausage in a regular recipe of mine is another complete success. I am going to use the pre-cooked sausage from now on as it cuts your time by a good 10 minutes when prepping this. We need ev every single spare minute that we can get when it comes down to holiday cooking!

Happy cooking!

Love Karlynn

Apple and Sausage Crock Pot Stuffing

This delicious and easy Apple and Sausage Crock Pot Stuffing is perfect for your holiday meal or Sunday dinner! 
5 from 9 votes
close up Apple Sausage Crockpot Stuffing in a white bowl
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Side Dish
Slow Cooker / Crockpot
Karlynn Johnston


  • 10 cups of cubed dry white bread
  • 1 packages of Johnsonville pre-cooked Andouille Sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups diced white onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons poultry spice
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 cup large Golden Delicious apple approx. 1.5 diced peeled and cored
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter to grease crockpot


  • Grease a large 6 Qt/ 5.6 L s crockpot with 2-3 tbsp butter and set aside.
  • Place dried bread cubes in a very large bowl – my largest tupperware bowl did the trick. Chop up the sausage and place in with the bread cubes.
  • Cook the onions over medium heat in a large skillet in the two tbsp of butter until evenly cooked.
  • Add the celery, poultry seasoning, rosemary and parsley and cook for 4-5 minutes until the celery starts to soften.
  • Pour the onion mixture over the bread cubes in bowl. Mix in chopped apple..
  • Pour the chicken stock over the bread and toss the stuffing in the bowl, over and over until the stuffing is coasted and mixed. Try not to stir if possible.
  • Place into the greased crockpot. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 220kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 380mg, Potassium: 199mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 215IU, Vitamin C: 3.9mg, Calcium: 144mg, Iron: 2.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. angela hammill says

    this was so amazing….my hubby thought it was fantastic to have sausage in it 🙂5 stars

  2. Rosa says

    This was perfect, thanks! I will definitely be serving this at Christmas.5 stars

  3. Sarah says

    Yum! My mom always puts apples in her stuffing and I love it and the slow cooker is absolutely the way to go. 

    5 stars

  4. JCS says

    Thanks for the great recipe, everyone loved it and wanted the recipe! THat makes it a five stars!5 stars

  5. Johnsonville says

    KitchenMagpie I’d eat that straight out of the crockpot!

5 from 9 votes (5 ratings without comment)

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