This is one of our favorite traditional family recipes we serve every year for the holidays. Full of flavorful sage and fragrant garlic, this stuffing is hearty and a perfect complement to many favorite holiday entrees. This is easy to prepare the night before and can rest in the fridge overnight to be cooked the day of your dinner or get-together.



  • An 8oz bottle of Elda’s Kitchen Garlic & Herb Cooking & Grilling Sauce
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground sausage (we use sage sausage)
  • ¾ tablespoon sage, ground (or fresh!)
  • 24 oz of dried stuffing mix (or you can prepare your own breadcrumbs) 
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, melt ⅓ cup of butter. While your butter is melting, dice and combine your celery and onion into a bowl. Once the butter has melted, add the celery onion mix and your garlic to the skillet and stir to coat in the butter. Continue to stir to keep the ingredients from sticking.

Take your dried stuffing mix and add it to a large bowl.

After a few minutes, when the onion has turned translucent and the garlic is fragrant, remove the veggie mix from the pan and add it to your stuffing mix. Do not remove the pan from the heat.

Add 1 lb of ground sausage to the pan, break up, and stir to brown on all sides. After about 5 minutes, or when the sausage has begun to brown all over, add in 3 tablespoons of Elda’s Kitchen Garlic & Herb Cooking & Grilling Sauce. Add in your sage and stir to coat. Cook until meat is cooked through. Remove from heat, then drain the meat and add it to the breadcrumbs and veggie mix.

Using two spoons, gently mix and toss the stuffing mix, sausage, and veggies to completely combine. You can really take your time and let the flavors soak through and thicken the breadcrumbs a little.

Take a large, deep baking dish and butter it thoroughly. Using your spoons, add your stuffing to the pan and spread evenly. If you won’t be eating the stuffing until the following day, you can cover it with foil and put it in the refrigerator to bake the following day. Otherwise, bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. You’re looking for that crispy stuffing top. Once the top has crisped, remove from the oven and enjoy!