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Keto Stuffing with Sausage

Get ready for a ridiculously good keto stuffing recipe that is perfect for the holidays and so flavorful that you’ll want to make it ALL the time. Ketoers and non-ketoers alike will love this Keto Stuffing with Sausage!

overhead view of keto stuffing in small white bowls

This keto stuffing recipe is SO, so good. So good that I kind of want to stop writing this post right now and make some. I grew up in a household where stuffing was a regular dinner occurrence year-round thanks to the magic of boxed Kraft Stove Top Stuffing, so I’m definitely an eat-stuffing-whenever-it-sounds-good kind of gal.

Even if you typically only eat stuffing during the holidays, this Keto Sausage Stuffing recipe might be good enough to sway you into eating it more frequently. It is bursting with flavor and uses fathead bread to serve as the bread stand-in. It’s definitely worth the extra step of making fathead bread — I’ve tried some keto stuffing recipes that forego bread or use pork rinds, and they just aren’t the same. This stuff is 100% worth it! 🙂

Keto Stuffing

How to make Keto Stuffing with Sausage…

This is just a quick overview of how to make this low carb stuffing recipe. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

Phase 1: Make the Fathead Bread

Yes, this stuffing recipe has two phases, but don’t be intimidated! They are SUPER easy. First, you’ll need to make the fathead bread, let it cool, then cut it into 1/2″ x 1/2″ pieces. You can see the step-by-step photos for making fathead bread in my Keto Garlic Bread post. 

keto stuffing bread in a large clear glass bowl

Phase 2: Make the Stuffing

Cook pork, salt, and fennel seeds in a skillet until browned. Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside. TIP: Make sure to look for a ground pork that does not contain sugar. The label should read 0g net carbs. If you are used to eating sausage/ground pork that has sugar added to it, you may want to add a bit of Swerve or another keto-friendly sweetener at this step to taste.

Then cook celery and onions in butter until softened, add poultry seasoning and cook for another two minutes.

low carb stuffing vegetables simmering in a pan

Pour in chicken broth.

chicken broth being poured into keto sausage stuffing vegetables

Pour vegetable/broth mixture over fathead bread pieces.

overhead view of glass bowl containing keto stuffing ingredients

Add the pork, parsley, and beaten eggs, and toss to combine. TIP: The mixture should be moist. If it’s not, add a bit more chicken broth.

Add to a casserole dish. TIP: I used an 11″x7″x2″ rectangular casserole dish and the mixture just fit. Use that size or larger.

overhead view of uncooked keto stuffing in casserole dish

After 40 minutes in the oven, your keto stuffing is done!

overhead view of cooked keto stuffing in casserole dish


How to Make Keto Sausage Stuffing with Cornbread {Version 2}

You can make another version of this stuffing by using my Keto Cornbread Muffins recipe instead of the fathead bread. You can make muffins as the recipe is written, or bake the recipe in an 8×8″ oven-safe dish. (Keep an eye on it, but you will likely need to bake it 25-35 minutes if you go that route.)

What Sausage Can I Eat on Keto?

Unfortunately, most commercially available sausage contains sugar. Exceptions to this are premium brands like Pederson’s. If it’s in your budget, buy a sugar-free brand; if not, look for products labeled “natural” and double-check the carb counts.

For Italian sausage, I like to buy Johnsonville All Natural Fresh Italian Sausage. It has no artificial colorings or flavorings and is free of MSG and gluten. It does, however, contain a small amount of sugar which increases the carb count to 1g per serving.

For plain sausage, I like to buy Johnsonville All Natural Original Breakfast Sausage. As with the Italian sausage, it is free of artificial colorings, flavorings, MSG, and gluten. It also contains a small amount of sugar, although the carb count is listed at 0g.

For this Keto Sausage Stuffing recipe, you’ll want to use plain ground pork, which should be free of everything listed above and sugar. If you are used to a little sweetness in your ground pork, you can add a bit of Swerve (or other keto-friendly sweetener) to taste while cooking the ground pork. A good brand for this is Tyson All Natural Ground Pork.

Nutrition Facts for Keto Stuffing {12 servings}

Per serving:

  • 335 calories
  • 26g fat
  • 19.4g protein
  • 3.3g net carbs

More Keto Thanksgiving Sides

This keto stuffing gets very popular around the holidays. This is a Keto Thanksgiving favorite! People who enjoy this recipe also enjoy some of these other keto side dishes:

  • Cauli Mash Keto: Our huuugely popular mashed potato substitute. After trying this side dish you won’t even miss abandoning potatoes. 
  • Keto Cranberry Sauce is made with the traditional taste in mind and somehow tastes as good as the sugar loaded style.
  • Keto Deviled Eggs with an amazing twist, Everything Bagel seasoning added to the creamy inside!

Can I Eat Stuffing on the Keto Diet?

Typically, most stuffing recipes and processed stuffing foods from the grocery store are not keto-friendly. They almost all contain gluten or have high-carb ingredients. All should be avoided on keto and low carb diets.

How Do I Make Stuffing Keto-Friendly?

To make stuffing keto-friendly you need to use a low carb flour like almond flour or coconut flour as a recplacement for traditional wheat.

More Keto Sides

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keto sausage stuffing in stacked white bowls next to the casserole dish
keto sausage stuffing in stacked white bowls next to the casserole dish

Keto Stuffing

Try this fabulous Keto Stuffing with sausage!
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Course: Keto Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto stuffing, keto Thanksgiving, low carb stuffing, low carb Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 335.13kcal


Bread Ingredients

Stuffing Ingredients

  • Bread above, cut into 1/2” squares
  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 12 oz chicken broth
  • 3 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley


Bread Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.
  • Combine coconut flour, Swerve Confectioners, Italian seasoning, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave for 45 seconds on high, then remove and stir. The mixture will not be fully combined at this point, but make sure to spread out the cream cheese as much as possible.
  • Return cheese and cream cheese to the microwave for another 45 seconds. Remove and stir again, fully combining the mixture.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beaten eggs, whipping cream, and flour mixture. Then add the cream cheese/cheese mixture and knead with your hands until a dough forms. (If the dough starts to stiffen, microwave again for a few seconds.)
  • Place it on your lined baking sheet and roll it out into a rectangle, 1/3” thick.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until slightly puffed up and browned. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Once cooled, cut into 1/2”x1/2” squares. Place bread pieces in a large bowl and set aside.

Stuffing Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine pork, salt, and fennel seeds in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, breaking up the pork until it is fully cooked and browned. Transfer pork mixture to a large bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add celery and onion and cook until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle poultry seasoning over mixture and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring to combine.
  • Pour chicken broth into mixture and stir to combine.
  • Turn off the heat and pour the vegetable/broth mixture over the bread pieces. Toss carefully to combine.
  • Finally, add the pork, beaten eggs, and parsley. Toss carefully to combine. The mixture should be moist; if not, add more chicken broth.
  • Pour mixture into a casserole dish lightly greased with butter.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, rotating the casserole dish halfway through.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335.13 Calories from Fat 235
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.15g40%
Saturated Fat 11.72g73%
Cholesterol 147.3mg49%
Sodium 458.44mg20%
Potassium 365.79mg10%
Carbohydrates 5.03g2%
Fiber 1.71g7%
Sugar 1.24g1%
Protein 19.38g39%
Vitamin A 646.11IU13%
Vitamin C 7.05mg9%
Calcium 130.06mg13%
Iron 1.78mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

Sugar Free Keto Desserts

Need some fantastic keto Sugar Free Dessert Recipes? Try some of our fantastic Keto Cookies like our Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Keto Cookie Dough and Keto Pumpkin Cookies. And don’t forget our Keto Pecan Pie and Keto Pumpkin Pie topped this amazing homemade Keto Whipped Cream


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  • 4 stars
    I just need to add maybe more egg… not sure… it’s more loser then I want it to be.. but I love it

    • Hi Jessica. I am going to try this recipe for my husband and I on Christmas day. It’s just the two of us so 12 servings is way too much. Should I be able to divide the recipe in half and if so, do you have any suggestions for doing it? I mean besides the obvious of just dividing everything by two?

      • Hi Te, I am honored that my stuffing will be part of your Christmas dinner! 🙂

        The recipe ingredients can be halved easily, but you’ll want to keep an eye on all of the bake and cook times. Check everything at half the listed time, but typically, halving a recipe will result in cook and bake times that are a bit more than half, so check in frequently after the halfway mark.


  • 5 stars
    Ok it’s not lose… I just didn’t finish cooking it …lol.. sorry it’s perfect… but it doesn’t need any sweetner… my opinion… but I love it!

  • Going to try this for Thanksgiving this year and I am wondering if I could fully assemble the stuffing the day before and store in refrigerator until ready to cook the day of?

    • Hi Abby! If you want to prep some of this the day before, here is what I recommend:

      1) Make the bread using the bread instructions. Store this in the fridge until ready to use.
      2) Follow steps 2 and 3 of the stuffing instructions. Store this in the fridge until ready to use.

      On Thanksgiving, follow step 1 of the stuffing instructions, then proceed to step 4-8.

      Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  • 5 stars
    I made this Keto Stuffing for Christmas last year and will include it with my Thanksgiving meal this year. It is delicious and turns out exactly like the photo you have posted of the finished product with the sausage and stuffing all browned to perfection. This time I will be making the fathead bread the day before just to cut down on cook time on the holiday. Love this recipe!

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