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Deluxe Sausage & Mushroom Stuffing--A New Twist on a Holiday Favorite

Elevate your stuffing from ordinary to outstanding this Thanksgiving with this creative use of cream of mushroom soup.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: breads, Pork, side dishes, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby bella mushrooms, sausage, stuffing recipe
Servings: 8 -10
Calories: 337kcal


  • 23 oz cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 lb mild bulk sausage
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 8 oz fresh button mushrooms sliced in half*
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 12 oz bag seasoned stuffing croutons**
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  • *canned may be substituted or an equal amount of larger mushrooms, sliced
  • **Unseasoned stuffing croutons may be substituted. Add 2-4 tsp poultry seasoning, if desired, to the soup mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Brown sausage, onion and mushrooms in a large skillet; drain and cool slightly.
  • Mix the soup, celery, broth and browned sausage mixture in a very large bowl.
  • Add the croutons and stir so they are well coated with the soup mixture.
  • Turn stuffing into prepared pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes covered.
  • Remove foil, drizzle with melted butter and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until top is browned.
  • Follow recipe up until the addition of the croutons to the soup mixture.
  • Lightly spray the liner of a 5-6 quart slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  • Add the stuffing mixture to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 4-6 hours, high 2-4 hours. Slow cooker times are approximate, always check for doneness at minimum time.
  • Switch to warm setting until ready to serve.


You can substitute 2 10.5 oz cans of cream of mushroom soup for the stated family-size can.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1287mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg