Make this Hot Dog Bun Stuffing Recipe for a side dish recipe on Thanksgiving

Hot Dog Bun Stuffing Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: oven/stove top
  • Cuisine: stuffing


This fun stuffing recipe uses hot dog buns as the base, baked with mild pork sausage and mozzarella cheese! A totally kid friendly stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving!


24 ounces hot dog buns, toasted and broken into pieces

1 pound mild pork sausage (like the kind in the tube)

6 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup grated apple, squeezed dry with a paper towel

1 cup diced onion

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Butter for buttering the casserole dish and on top of the stuffing


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the sausage to brown, breaking up with a spoon.

Once the sausage is browned, add the onion and grated apple.

Cook for 5 minutes until the onion and apple have softened.

Add the poultry seasoning, parsley, salt, pepper and chicken broth.

Bring the broth to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes over medium low heat. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

Place the toasted hot dog bun pieces into a large bowl with the mozzarella cheese, then pour the chicken broth and sausage mixture on top. Stir gently to combine then add the cream and stir well to combine.

Pour the stuffing into a buttered 9″ x 13″ casserole dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil, add a few pieces of butter on top of the stuffing and bake another 10 minutes uncovered to crisp up the top of the dressing.

Keywords: stuffing recipe, sausage stuffing, hot dog buns, kid approved recipe, thanksgiving side dish, dressing recipe, side dish