sage and sausage cornbread stuffing


Looking for a tasty Christmas Stuffing Recipe that the family will love, but will still keep you on track to meeting your Weight Watchers goals? Well this healthier version of the Barefoot Contessa’s Sage and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing Recipe is not only delicious, it’s low in Points too.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 263 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs dry cornbread stuffing mix
  • 1 lb sweet Italian lean turkey sausage (casings removed)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 large chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup mushrooms (chopped)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples (unpeeled, cored and diced)
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring and breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add apple, mushroom, onion, and celery; cover, reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add cornbread, parsley, and sage.
  5. Bring water to a simmer in a small saucepan and add the butter and bouillon.
  6. Pour 1 cup over the stuffing mixture and toss gently (the cornbread will break into smaller pieces). Add as much of the remaining broth as needed, 1/2 cup at a time, until the stuffing feels moist but not wet. Spoon the stuffing into the prepared pan and cover with foil.
  7. Bake the stuffing until thoroughly heated, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 8 servings

Serving size is 1 cup

Each serving = 7 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 933mg 39%
Potassium 301mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 45.1g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8.8g 35%
Sugars 9.7g
Protein 8.9g 18%
Calcium 5%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.