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4.67 from 3 votes

Sausage Pine Nut Dressing For One

This dressing recipe is the perfect one to use when planning your Thanksgiving meal or any meal! Soft sourdough bread is flavored with sausage, sage, onions, and toasted nuts. An incredibly flavorful side dish and the perfect amount if you're cooking for one or two.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
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Total Time45 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, stuffing, Thanksgiving
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 592kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots (about 1 carrot)
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery (about 1 stalk)
  • 3 fresh sage leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces loose Italian sausage
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts *See notes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups cubed sourdough bread


  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees F and butter a 5-inch baking dish.
  • Place the chopped onions, carrot, celery, and fresh sage in a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped.
  • Add the olive oil to a medium-sized skillet and give the skillet a little swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the sausage from the pan and place on a paper-towel lined plate.
  • Return the skillet to the stove and add the vegetables. Sauté the vegetables until most of the moisture has evaporated.
  • Season with salt.
  • Place the vegetable pulp, the sausage, and the toasted pine nuts in a mixing bowl. Stir in the bread.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg, chicken broth and cream. Pour over the dressing mix and stir until bread is entirely moistened.
  • Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.


To Toast Pine Nuts:
Heat a pan on medium heat. Add a tiny bit of olive oil to the pan and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add the pine nuts and stir frequently until they are golden brown.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 1433mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3300IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4.4mg