Air Fryer Stuffing

Controversial take, I know, but in my humble opinion, I believe the side dish that makes or breaks a holiday dinner is the stuffing. Traditionally made in the oven, but in today's day and age, it's all about that air fryer. Air fryers make any recipe delicious, healthy, and super quick to make! With holiday season just around the corner, we here at Smarter Home Cooking want to make your meals as easy and stress free as possible, whether you're hosting your families meal or just bringing a side dish, this stuffing recipe is sure to land you a number one spot in the hearts of all that eat it.

Air Fryer Stuffing

Recipe by Evan


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Everybody knows stuffing is the best side for any holiday feast. If you want to make your stuffing quick, healthy, and easy, the air fryer is the way to go! Follow along this recipe for the best air fryer stuffing you've ever had!


  • 1/2 lb 1/2 ground sausage

  • 1 1 medium onion

  • 2 2 celery ribs, chopped

  • 2 tsp 2 garlic powder

  • 2 tsp 2 dried sage

  • 2 tsp 2 dried thyme

  • 1 tsp 1 black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • 4 c 4 bread cubes from stuffing box mix

  • 1 c 1 chicken broth

  • 1/4 c 1/4 cream or half and half

  • 4 tbsp 4 melted butter

  • 1 1 egg


  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the sausage. Stir to break up the sausage, cooking until browned.
  • Transfer the sausage to a large mixing bowl.
  • Place the skillet back on the stove and add the onions and celery. Cook until they are soft. Stir in the garlic, sage, thyme, pepper, and salt. Cook for 1 minute, then transfer the mixture to the bowl with the sausage. 
  • Add bread cubes to the bowl and toss with the sausage and veggies. 
  • Whisk the chicken broth, cream, melted butter, and egg together in a large bowl. Pour it over the bread mixture and fold the mixture together. Let it sit until the bread cubes soak up the liquid.
  • Grease a 7-inch baking dish. Transfer the stuffing to the baking dish. If there is any liquid left in the bowl, drizzle it over the top of the stuffing. 
  • Cover the pan with a sheet of aluminum foil. 
  • Place the stuffing in the air fryer and cook at 350°F for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes or until it is brown and crisp on top. 
  • Let the stuffing cool and serve. 

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