Stuffing Casserole

This Stuffing Casserole with sausage and green beans can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and baked in the oven or heated in the Crock Pot

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Stuffing and green bean casserole being scooped up with a wooden spoon.

This recipe is inspired by my super popular Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing recipe and makes an excellent side dish with Roast Chicken!

 Stuffing and Green Bean Casserole Ingredients

  • Ground Sausage– Sweet, hot, and breakfast sausage all work!
  • Butter
  • Green Beans– Fresh or frozen
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Garlic- Mince fresh garlic cloves yourself for the best flavor
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Chicken BrothHomemade is best. Consider using low-sodium.
  • Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup– This gives it that casserole texture. Here’s a homemade version.
  • Sour Cream– Just trust me on this.
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Boxed Stuffing
  • Crispy Fried Onions

How to Make Stuffing Casserole:

Brown sausage in a pan. Set aside.

Add butter, celery, fresh green beans, & onions.

Add Garlic, Salt, & Pepper. Cook for 1 minute.

Add Chicken Broth, Cream of Chicken Soup, and Sour Cream.

Add Stuffing and Stir to Combine.

Place in Lightly Greased Casserole dish.

Bake or heat in Crock Pot when ready!

⭐PRO TIP⭐ If you prefer your stuffing extra moist, you may want to add slightly less than 14 oz. of stuffing, especially if you’re baking it in the oven.

Make-Ahead Method

This Stuffing Casserole can be prepared up to three days ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake. Let it sit out for 10-15 minutes prior to baking.

You can also freeze it for up to three months and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight prior to baking it.

Note: Don’t stuff a turkey ahead of time as that can create salmonella from the moist stuffing/raw turkey.

Crock Pot Method

  • To cook this in the Crock Pot, heat it on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • To crisp the top, place the crock pot in a 350° oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and top with crispy fried onions. Bake for 5 more minutes.

This is the Crock Pot that I have, you can sear meat right on the stove-top, it’s oven-safe, and it automatically switches to warm once the time is up.

What to Serve with Stuffing Casserole

Stuffing and green bean casserole on a white plate with a fork next to it.

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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8
Stuffing Casserole
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Stuffing, Make Ahead Stuffing, Stuffing CaSSEROLE, Stuffing Casserole with Green Beans

This Stuffing Casserole with sausage and green beans can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and baked in the oven or heated in the Crock Pot!

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground sausage see Note 1
  • 4 Tablespoons butter preferably unsalted
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 cups fresh green beans see Note 2
  • ¾ cups celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth see Note 3
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 14 oz. stuffing mix equal to 8 cups
  • ½ cup crispy fried onions
  • Fresh parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown the sausage in a large pan (at least 10”) over medium heat.
  3. Remove the sausage and melt 4 Tablespoons butter.
  4. Add the onions, fresh green beans, and celery. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional minute.
  6. Add the chicken broth.
  7. Use a silicone spatula to scrape up any brown bits on the pan into the chicken broth for added flavor.

  8. Turn off the heat. Mix in the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and dried cranberries.
  9. Add the sausage back to the pan along with the stuffing and stir until well-combined.
  10. Add to a lightly greased casserole dish. (At least 13” x 9”)
  11. Bake, covered, for 1 hour.
  12. Remove cover and bake for 5 additional minutes to brown the top.
  13. Add the crispy fried onions and bake for 5 additional minutes.
  14. Top with fresh parsley and serve!
Crock Pot Method
  1. Add the stuffing mixture to a lightly greased Crock Pot instead of a casserole dish.

  2. Cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or on high for 4 hours.

  3. Brown the top in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes, add the crispy fried onions, and bake for 5 more minutes.
Recipe Notes

Note 1- Sausage:
I like breakfast sausage with this stuffing but you can use sweet or hot Italian sausage as well. If you are only able to find links, remove the cases before cooking.


Note 2- Green Beans
I like using fresh green beans for this recipe but frozen may also be used. If using frozen, don’t cook them in the pan, just add them when you mix the whole thing together.


Note 3- Chicken Broth
I highly recommend using homemade chicken broth for best results. If you prefer more moist stuffing, consider adding up to ½ cup additional chicken broth. You also may want to consider using low sodium chicken broth.


I use Bell's Traditional Stuffing for this recipe. 

⭐PRO TIP⭐ If you prefer your stuffing extra moist, you may want to add slightly less than 14 oz. of stuffing, especially if you're baking it in the oven. 

Nutrition Information
Calories: 520, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 64mg, Sodium: 1637mg, Potassium: 445mg, Carbohydrates: 49g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 16g, Vitamin A: 579%, Vitamin C: 9%, Calcium: 93%, Iron: 3%