Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish! A semi-homemade cooking hack using premade stuffing and a few extra ingredients.
Apple Stuffing Recipe
I love using cooking hacks to make life easier, especially around the holidays! This easy stuffing recipe with apples takes minutes to prepare and tastes fantastic.
One of my favorite things about this recipe is it doesn't take up space in the oven. You can make this on the stovetop, and it is quick and easy.
For a fun twist serve this next to pineapple stuffing and see which one your guests enjoy the most.
I am still trying to wrap my brain around the idea that Thanksgiving is this week. It feels like the past few months have flown by so quickly.
The next thing we know it is going to be Christmas morning and then New Years. I keep trying to figure out how to fit in all of the holiday fun, recipes, and still get a much needed nap in the next week.
Do you have big plans for the holidays?
- Tart Apple
- Stove Top Stuffing Mix
- Unsalted Butter
- Salt and Black Pepper (if desired)
Optional add-ins - Pork Sausage would taste fantastic and turn this into a sausage apple stuffing! YUM! Add in pecans or walnut pieces for a bit of crunch.
We use Stove Top Stuffing Mix to make this quick and easy side dish. You can definitely use homemade stuffing or our slow cooker stuffing and just add in a few more ingredients.
If you are making homemade stuffing, you will want to plan on having fresh parsley, thyme, sage, sourdough bread cubes, chicken broth, and additional ingredients.
What are the best apples to use for stuffing?
We used Granny Smith Apples, but you could also use Pink Lady apples, honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, or another tart apple.
What type of Stuffing mix to use?
We used Stovetop Turkey Stuffing since we made this for Thanksgiving. You could also use the savory herbs variety, cornbread, or traditional sage depending on the flavor you prefer.
Sharp Knife or Vegetable chopper - This is a huge time saver for chopping veggies.
Large Skillet x 2
Serving Dish/casserole dish
Fork - To fluff the stuffing mixture
How to make Apple Stuffing
Step 1 - Gather all of the ingredients and tools needed.
Step 2 - Follow Stovetop Directions
Step 3 - Sauté apples, onions, and celery.
Step 4 - Combine and serve
If you are serving a large crowd, I would double or triple this recipe.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Printable recipe card instructions are below.
Nutrition facts/information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
Is Stove Top Stuffing Vegetarian/Vegan?
I would suggest closely looking at each of the varieties to make sure. All of the varieties I looked at contained some meat products.
Sage - contains cooked chicken, chicken fat
Turkey - contains cooked turkey, turkey broth
Everyday Stuffing - contains cooked chicken, chicken broth
Chicken - contains cooked chicken, chicken broth
Great Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Apple Stuffing Recipe
- 1 box Stove Top Stuffing 6oz box, any flavor
- 1 Apple tart variety, chopped
- ½ cup onion Chopped
- ½ cup celery Chopped
- 1 tbsp Butter
- Cook Stuffing according to the box instructions, set to the side.
- Sauté apples, onion, and celery in butter until tender.
- Combine together and serve