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How To Make Gordon Ramsay Holiday Stuffing At Home

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Still confused about the Thanksgiving menu? If you’re up for something traditional for Thanksgiving dinner, jazz it up with some dressings and stuffings. This holiday stuffing is the best Gordon Ramsay recipe to try. It’s a delicious sausage stuffing with crispy cornbread dressing. It might have more ingredients. But, trust me! It’s a no-fuzz appetizer recipe. 

Cornbread stuffing

Try the recipe for Gordon Ramsay’s holiday stuffing and you’ll never switch back to boxed stuffing for Thanksgiving. This recipe is the one that I make for every Thanksgiving dinner. It has crispy cornbread, crunchy chestnuts, and a soft stuffing mixture of bread and sausage. You can have it with turkey, or any other meal. Make sure you don’t move the cornbread in the skillet until it’s crispy and brown.

Let’s move on to the recipe for Gordon Ramsay’s holiday stuffing. You’ll find the list of equipment and the ingredients required for this recipe. Read this article and get ready to stuff enormous flavor and spices in your traditional thanksgiving dishes. But before you check it out, explore the other Gordon Ramsay’s Thanksgiving recipes.

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What Equipment Will You Need For Gordon Ramsay’s Holiday Stuffing?

  • Bowl- Use a bowl to keep ingredients before you use them in the recipe. Also, use a large bowl to soften the cranberries, to keep the onions for sauteing them and to mix the stuffing.
  • Spatula- Use a spatula to stir the mixture in the skillet, to mix the stuffing ingredients and to saute the onions, etc.
  • Saute pan- To saute the onions, you’ll need a saute pan. Also to cook the ingredients like breadcrumbs, herbs, etc. 
  • Spoon- Use a spoon to add ingredients to the skillet and to the bowl. 
  • Skillet- Use a large skillet to cook the cornbread dressing. 
  • Roasting dish- Use an 8×8 inch roasting dish or a baking dish to bake the stuffing balls in the oven.  
  • Knife- Use a sharp kitchen knife to chop the onions, sage, sausage, and other ingredients in the recipe. 
  • Sieve- Use a fine sieve to drain the cranberries before adding them to the skillet to make cornbread dressing. 
  • Serving dish- Serve the delicious Gordon Ramsay’s holiday stuffing in a serving dish. 

How Much Time Do You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Holiday Stuffing?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeResting TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes40 Minutes15 Minutes1 Hour

What Ingredients Will You Need For Gordon Ramsay’s Holiday Stuffing?

  •  Unsalted Butter- Use unsalted butter to saute the onions, grease the baking/roasting dish, and to cook the cornbread dressing. 
  • Onion- Use one small finely chopped yellow onion in this recipe for a mildly sweet flavor.
  • Kosher Salt- Kosher salt adds seasoning flavor by enhancing the taste in the recipe. 
  • Breadcrumbs- Use just an ounce of breadcrumbs for the stuffing. 
  • Sage- A tablespoon of finely chopped sage will add fresh and aromatic flavors to the stuffing. You can also use sage leaves to garnish the stuffing. 
  • Garlic Powder- A half teaspoon of garlic powder is enough to add seasoning and spicy flavor to the stuffing. 
  • Paprika- Use smoked paprika to add smoky flavor and some heat to the stuffing. 
  • Thyme- A half teaspoon of dried thyme is used as a seasoning spice in this recipe. It gives an aromatic herbal flavor and enhances the taste of the stuffing. 
  • Baking Powder- Baking powder helps to soften and lighten the texture of the stuffing. 
  • Flour- Use a teaspoon of all-purpose flour to give a nice texture to the stuffing and it also helps in making small balls of the stuffing mixture. 
  • Pepper- Use freshly ground white pepper for seasoning.  
  • Sausage- Use one and a half pounds of ground sausage for the stuffing mixture. 
  • Cranberries- Use one-fourth cup dried cranberries for the cornbread dressing. 
  • Cornbread- Tear about eight ounces of cornbread into bite-sized chunks to make cornbread dressing. 
  • Chestnuts- Use half cup chestnuts, cooked and chopped, to add to the dressing in the recipe. Chestnuts give sweet and buttery flavor to the dressing. 
Sausage stuffing

Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Holiday Stuffing

1. Make The Stuffing

Add butter to a saute pan with butter and add onion to it. Sprinkle some salt and cook onions over medium heat for about 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the onions to a large bowl and let it cool. Add spices, breadcrumbs, herbs, sage, flour, and baking powder. Mix the well and let them stand for about 5 minutes. Now, Add sausage and mix them thoroughly using bare hands. 

2. Make Small Balls and Bake

Divide this stuffing mixture into nine small portions and roll them into small balls. Let these balls rest for about 5 minutes in a greased roasting dish (or roasting tray). Bake them for around 25 minutes in a preheated oven (220 C) to 63C. While the stuffing is in the oven, start with the cornbread dressing. 

3. Make Cornbread Dressing

Add half a cup of boiling water to a bowl containing cranberries and let it sit for around 5 minutes. Drain the cranberries. Add butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Add cornbread chunks to the skillet and cook them undisturbed for 1 to 2 minutes. Once the cornbread is crispy, you can add cranberries and chestnuts to the skillet and toss them together to combine. Season them with salt and pepper and keep them warm.

4. Serve

Remove the stuffing from the pan and let it cool for 5 minutes. Transfer it to a serving dish and top it with cornbread dressing. Garnish with sage leaves and serve this delicious Thanksgiving stuffing. 

Nutritional Information

Calories415 kcal
Carbohydrates24 g
Protein14 g
Fat29 g
Saturated Fat12 g
Polyunsaturated Fat4 g
Monounsaturated Fat12 g
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol86 mg
Sodium680 mg
Potassium295 mg
Fiber1 g
Sugar7 g
Vitamin A352 IU
Vitamin C5 mg
Calcium72 mg
Iron2 mg

How Will Gordon Ramsay’s Holiday Stuffing Look and Taste?

So, there you go! The most delish stuffing for Thanksgiving! Gordon Ramsay’s holiday stuffing has delicious sausage mixed with breadcrumbs. It’s flavored with herbs and spices like sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. The cornbread dressing is super delicious. The cornbread chunks are cooked with chestnuts and cranberries. Try this recipe and enjoy your thanksgiving!

Recipe Card

Cornbread stuffing

Gordon Ramsay’s Holiday Stuffing Recipe

Gordon Ramsay's holiday stuffing is a delicious combination of sausage and cornbread dressing. The sausage stuffing is cooked with herbal flavors of thyme and sage and is spiced up with salt-pepper seasoning. The crispy cornbread dressing with chestnuts add some extra flavor and crunch to the stuffing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 415 kcal


Saute Pan
Roasting Dish
Serving Dish


  • 1 Yellow Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 ounce Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Sage (finely chopped)
  • 1.5 pounds Ground Sausage
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 8 ounce Cornbread (torn in bite-sized chunks)
  • 1/2 cup Chestnuts
  • 1 teaspoon All Purpose Flour
  • 5 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly Ground White Pepper (to taste)


  • Take a small saute pan and set it over medium heat. Add butter to it and toss in onions. Cook them for about 5 minutes and keep them aside to rest.
  • Add breadcrumbs, spices, thyme, sage, flour, and baking powder to the same pan. Mix them and add a half cup of boiling water to the pan. Let it stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Add sausage to the pan and stir thoroughly. Divide this stuffing into 9 small portions and make small balls of these portions. Leave them to rest in the greased roasting dish (or baking dish). Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven (220 C) to 145 C.
  • While the stuffing is in the oven, add dried cranberries to a bowl containing hot water (boiling). Let it sit for 4 to 5 minutes. Drain cranberries.
  • Add butter to a large skillet over medium heat and add cornbread chunks to it. Do not move them and let them cook for about 1 to 2 minutes until they're crispy and brown. Add more butter (if the skillet looks dry), chestnuts, and cranberries. Toss them to combine.
  • Remove the stuffing from the baking dish (or roasting dish) and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Top it with cornbread dressing, garnish with sage leaves, and serve.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword American cuisine, Gordon Ramsay’s Holiday Stuffing, Sausage
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