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GIFFT By Kathy Lee Gifford

Leslie Hallman
October 31, 2018 | Leslie Hallman

Family Recipe: Joanie's Sage & Sausage Thanksgiving Stuffing

Joanie, Kathie's mother, made a sensational stuffing! Make this family recipe a centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table this year! The crisp, refreshing finish of our Rosé pairs perfectly with this stuffing, plus a wide variety of your favorite Turkey Day dishes.

Joanie's Sage & Sausage Thanksgiving Stuffing 

Yield: Makes enough to stuff a 20 pound turkey


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 8 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 lbs pork sausage, casing removed
  • 2 packages (16 oz each) herb seasoned stuffing
  • 1-2 tbsp ground sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add the celery and onion for 10-15 minutes, or until vegetables are softened.
  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until cooked through. Drain the fat from the meat and discard.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the vegetable mixture, cooked sausage, and bread croutons. Add a little water to moisten the stuffing slightly. Season with sage, salt and pepper.
  4. Stuff turkey cavity and cook as directed.
  5. Bake any leftover stuffing in a buttered baking dish.


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