Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe - Tammilee Tips (2024)

Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish! A semi-homemade cooking hack using premade stuffing and a few extra ingredients.

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Apple Stuffing Recipe

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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.

Pair this apple stuffing with slow cooker turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, Sweet Potato Casserole, and all of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

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?

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This is a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you'll need to make an epic Apple Stuffing Side Dish! Specific measurements and step-by-step instructions are included in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Tart Apple
  • Stove Top Stuffing Mix
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • 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.

Equipment Needed

Apple Corer

Sharp Knife orVegetable chopper - This is a huge time saver for chopping veggies.

Large Skillet x 2

Serving Dish/casserole dish/large bowl/baking dish

Fork - To fluff the stuffing mixture

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How to make Apple Stuffing

I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.

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

Recipe Tips

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.

Preparation and Storage

Make Ahead – This delicious recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. The apples will soften the longer the stuffing sits.

Storage –Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-5 days.

Freezing/How to freeze – Stuffing can be frozen for up to two months.

How to reheat –Reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes

Recipe Variations

Substitutions - Change up the type of apples used. Add in additional stalks celery, walnuts, kosher salt, fresh herbs

Vegetarian Option -See below for suggestions.

Vegan Option – Use a vegan stuffing mix and vegan butter

Gluten Free - Use a gluten free stuffing mix

Smaller Serving Size – This recipe can be made smaller but it is difficult since we use a boxed stuffing mix.

Larger Group/More servings – This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger crowd. Just make sure you use a pot big enough to stir it all together.

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

Alternative vegetarian stuffing mixes include Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing, or Olivia's Stuffing which is also Gluten Free.

Vegan Stuffing Mixes include Olivia's Vegan Traditional Stuffing, Arrowhead Mills Stuffing, Mrs. Cubbison's Stuffing

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What to serve with Apple Stuffing

Main Dish/Entrée - Slow cooker turkey, roast turkey, chicken, pork tenderloin, roast beef, Ritz Chicken Casserole

Side Dishes - Grilled vegetables, green salad, mashed potatoes, air fryer Brussel sprouts, Cheesy Green Beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole

Desserts -No Bake Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Bread Pudding, Carrot Cake, Pumpkin Pecan Pie, pumpkin angel food cake

When to serve

  • Family dinner
  • Thanksgiving dinner
  • Fall celebrations
  • Christmas feast/meal
  • Potluck
  • Brunch or breakfast for dinner

Great Side Dish Recipes

Hasselback Potatoes

BLT Pasta Salad

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

Caprese Pasta Salad

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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Apple Stuffing Recipe

Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe is the perfect holiday side dish! So easy to make and tastes amazing.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 40kcal

Author: Tammilee Tips


  • 1 box Stove Stop Stuffing 6oz box, any flavor
  • 1 Apple tart variety, chopped
  • ½ cup Onion Chopped
  • ½ cup Celery Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon 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

Kitchen Tools

  • 10 inch Cast Iron Skillet


Nutrition Facts

Apple Stuffing Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 40Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*

Fat 2g3%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Trans Fat 0.1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g

Cholesterol 5mg2%

Sodium 25mg1%

Potassium 75mg2%

Carbohydrates 6g2%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 0.3g1%

Vitamin A 113IU2%

Vitamin C 3mg4%

Calcium 9mg1%

Iron 0.1mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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