Kelly & Michael: Camilla Consuelos Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe

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This week has provided some amazing holiday recipes, from Autumn Squash Soup, to Pumpkin Pudding Crunch, to Sweet Potato Casserole and Spicy Brussels Sprouts. To wrap up Thanksgiving Family Recipe week, Kelly welcomed her “favorite” mother-in-law, Camilla Consuelos, to share her recipe for Apple Sausage Stuffing. Camilla first came to America from Italy in 1975, so before that, she never celebrated Thanksgiving. Now, she loves the holiday, because it gives her the chance to count the many blessings she has in her life. In fact, Camilla said that Kelly is one of her very biggest blessings.

Kelly & Michael: Camilla Consuelos Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Kelly’s mother-in-law Camilla Consuelos shared her family favorite Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe.

I love her! She reminds me of my own Italian grandmother (except a bit more feisty!). Let’s get started on her delicious dish.

Camilla Consuelos: Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Camilla explained that traditionally, Italian stuffing always contains chestnuts. However, when she arrived in America, she could never find chestnuts as good as they were back in Italy. Therefore, she decided to substitute apples for a sweet crunch. Follow Camilla’s instructions for this Consuelos family classic.


  •  1 pound Sage Flavored Pork Sasuage
  • 1-14 oz Seasoned Herb Stuffing, Cubed
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup each Parsley & Celery
  • 2 cups Sweet Onions
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, chopped Apples
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 3/4 cups Pecans
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 pint Dairy Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Brown crumbled sausage in a pan over low heat. Camilla emphasized that the crumbles must be small!
  2. In a bowl, add chicken broth to stuffing and let soak.
  3. In a separate pan, melt butter over low heat. Add onions, celery, apple, and garlic.
  4. In another separate bowl, whisk two eggs.
  5. Add cooked sausage to the bowl with the stuffing and mix thoroughly. Then add cooked vegetables, beaten eggs, wine, thyme, pecans, finely chopped parsley, and sour cream. Mix together.
  6. Add mixture to baking dish and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

What do you think? Will you be trying Camilla’s Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe?

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  • It looks delicious and I already copied the recepe and will try as a side dish for Christmas with ham and beef.

  • I use a similar recipe and always get compliments on the stuffing. This year I will use this recipe, because of the use of sour cream and wine. Those are two ingredients which I’ve never tried in stuffing.

  • Cassi

    Can you take this same recipe and stuff it in your turkey for Thanksgiving instead of cooking it seperately. (There is only so much oven space!) Thank you for sharing.

  • Linda Harrison

    Cannot thank Kelly’s Mother-In-Law enough for this recipe! I made it for Thanksgiving and it was very simple and got rave reviews!

  • jeanne mann

    I thought I could make this stuffing by memory and made it for thanksgiving. I forgot about the apples and the wine. I stuffed the bird and it was great. I just took a copy of the recipe and will make it again the right way and i’m sure it will be even better. Thank you !

  • Brenda F

    I made this recipe for the first time this Thanksgiving. Oh my gosh—everyone loved it!! It was wonderful and everyone wanted to take some home.
    It was also really easy to make. It is a keeper and I already have requests to bring it to our family gathering at Christmas.
    Don’t be afraid to try it. Thanks so much Kelly!

  • Dorothy

    Fab-u-lous!!!! RAve reviews. This recipe is unbeliveably delish!! Thanks Camilla!!!

  • Jean-Ann

    I tried this and got rave reviews from my family! I went to find it for this year for my husbands family…I panicked! I couldn’t find it…I looked it up online….I am so happy it is sill out there! Thank you Camiila!

  • I made this last year and loved it. I put what would fit in the turkey and then the rest in a dish. Both were good but hard to beat the stuffing that comes out of the bird.

  • Venida gunzelman

    I made this last year. My family loved it! We enjoyed the stuffing in my turkey. The leftover I put in oven to keep warm.My oven broke and wouldn’t turn off. My stuffing was burnt. My husband cannot wait for me to make it again this year with my new double oven! Thanks Camilla!



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