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Apple Walnut Stuffing

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes


8 Servings


Side Dish

About the Recipe

Take a Thanksgiving dinner short cut by upgrading a boxed stuffing mix with fresh ingredients for more flavor, texture, and visual appeal.


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1 yellow onion

  • 3 ribs celery

  • 2 apples

  • ½ teaspoon dried sage

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 (6-ounce) boxes stuffing mix

  • ½ cup walnuts


Step 1

Finely dice the onion and celery. Add the butter, onion, and celery to a large pot and sauté over medium heat until the onions are soft and translucent (about 5 minutes).

Step 2

While the onion and celery are sautéing, core and finely dice the apples. Add the apples and dried sage to the pot with the onion and celery, then continue to sauté for 1-2 minutes more, or just until the apples soften slightly.

Step 3

Add the water to the pot, place a lid on top, turn the heat up to high, and bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, add both boxes of stuffing mix, stir briefly to combine, turn the heat off, replace the lid, and let the stuffing rest for 5 minutes.

Step 4

While the stuffing mix is absorbing the hot water, chop the walnuts. After letting the stuffing rest for 5 minutes, remove the lid, add the walnuts, and gently fold them into the stuffing.

Step 5

Serve immediately, or bake uncovered at 350°F for about 15 minutes to achieve a crispy top layer.

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