Mouth-watering Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe

Step right up, folks, and get ready for a dining experience like no other. Today, I’m sharing with you the Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe – a dish that is sure to make your taste buds tingle with excitement.

As soon as you take your first bite of this delicious stuffing recipe, you’ll understand why it’s so popular among my friends and family. Not only is it packed with flavorful ingredients, but it’s also incredibly easy to make.

This stuffing recipe is perfect for any occasion – whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or simply want to add some excitement to your weeknight meal. With a combination of crunchy celery, savory onion, juicy pork sausage, and nutty wild rice, this dish is guaranteed to become a favorite in your household.

But don’t just take my word for it. Put on your apron and give this recipe a try for yourself. You won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing
Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing

Are you craving a delicious, hearty and flavorful stuffing recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy? You have come to the right place! Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe is exactly what you need!

This recipe, brought to you by Bob Evans, is made with farm-fresh goodness and offers a unique combination of flavors and textures that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. The addition of wild rice gives the stuffing a nutty flavor and chewy texture, while the pork sausage brings a rich and savory taste that balances perfectly with the sweetness of the dried cranberries.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s incredibly versatile. Whether you are looking for a side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner or a flavorful stuffing for your favorite poultry dish, this recipe has got you covered. You can even use it as a base to create your own variations by adding your favorite ingredients.

What sets this stuffing recipe apart from others is Bob Evans’ commitment to using only high-quality ingredients, such as their own original pork sausage. You can order online from Bob Evans and have the sausage delivered straight to your door, ensuring that you are using only the freshest ingredients in your dish.

So, whether you’re an experienced chef looking for a new recipe to add to your collection or a novice cook who wants to impress their family and friends with amazing flavors, give Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe a try – your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Savory and satisfying stuffing made with Bob Evans sausage and wild rice
Savory and satisfying stuffing made with Bob Evans sausage and wild rice

You’ll Need:

  • Bob Evans Original Pork Sausage Roll (1 lb, 16 oz): For the perfect consistency and savory flavor, choose Bob Evans original pork sausage.
  • Wild Rice (2 cups): Wild rice is a high-fiber, high-protein alternative to white rice that adds a nutty flavor and nice texture to the stuffing.
  • Celery (1 1/2 cups, diced): Celery gives the stuffing a delightful crunch and fresh flavor.
  • Onion (1 cup, diced): Onion adds savory sweetness and depth of flavor.
  • Dried Cranberries (1/2 cup): Dried cranberries provide a pop of tart-sweetness that balances out the richness of the sausage and wild rice.
  • Chicken Broth (32 oz): Chicken broth helps moisten and bind the stuffing together while adding more depth of flavor. Use low-sodium chicken broth to control the sodium content in the recipe.
  • Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup, melted): Unsalted butter is used to sauté the celery and onions before mixing them with other ingredients.
  • Salt (1 tsp): Add salt to enhance all other flavors in the dish. Sea salt or kosher salt are good options.
  • Black Pepper (1 tsp): Black pepper pairs well with sausage and adds warmth to the dish.

Note: For substitutions or variations see section 5 “Substitutions and Variations

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect dish for Thanksgiving or any holiday gathering
Perfect dish for Thanksgiving or any holiday gathering

Now, let’s get down to the good stuff. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe:


  • 1 pound Bob Evans Original Sausage Roll
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat your oven at 350°F.
  2. Cut sausage roll into 1/2-inch slices and arrange in a cold skillet.
  3. Turn heat to MEDIUM-LOW; cook for 10-12 minutes, until thoroughly browned, stirring frequently.
  4. After browning the sausage, add onions and celery on the skillet with the sausage slices.
  5. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. While the sausage mixture is cooking, combine in a large mixing bowl the cooked wild rice and dried cranberries.
  7. Add sausage mixture to the bowl containing the rice mixture.
  8. Stir well to combine all ingredients together – this is your “Stuffing Mixture.”
  9. Place all stuffing mixture into a greased baking dish.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Serves 8 – 10 people

If you want to try something different than a casserole dish, try making sausage stuffing balls instead! Follow steps one through nine of the recipe guide above.

  1. Before adding all mixture into a greased casserole dish, use damp hands to form balls about one inch in diameter of Sausage Stuffing Mixtures.
  2. Place balls on greased baking sheet; bake in preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy your delicious warm Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 Hearty ingredients make for a filling and flavorful side dish
Hearty ingredients make for a filling and flavorful side dish

When it comes to cooking, we all have our own unique flare. If you’re feeling adventurous, it’s always fun to experiment with a recipe and make it your own. Here are a few substitutions and variations that you can try with the Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe to spice things up a bit:

– Vegetarian? No problem! Swap out the pork sausage for a plant-based alternative. There are plenty of options out there that will give you the same delicious flavor while keeping things meat-free.

– Want a sweeter stuffing? Add some dried apricots instead of cranberries. The tangy sweetness of apricots pairs perfectly with the savory flavor of sausage.

– Don’t have wild rice on hand? Use brown rice instead. It won’t have quite the same nutty flavor, but it will still be delicious.

– Love spice? Try using Bob Evans Sausage Fennel Stuffing instead of the original pork sausage. The fennel adds a lovely warmth and depth to the dish.

– Looking for a holiday twist? Swap out the pork sausage for Bob Evans Turkey Sausage Patties. This leaner meat will make your stuffing feel more festive and seasonal.

Remember, these are just suggestions – feel free to get creative and make this recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Mouth-watering aroma that will have your guests begging for the recipe
Mouth-watering aroma that will have your guests begging for the recipe

Ah, the moment of truth has arrived, and it’s time to serve this absolutely delectable Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing! Every serving is like a culinary orchestra– a symphony, if you will– where various flavors come together to create a sensational culinary experience. This stuffing pairs so well with turkey or ham, but I prefer to have it on its own because it’s that good. However, if you want to add a sauce or some cranberry garnish to accentuate the flavors, that would further accentuate the dish.

If you feel adventurous, serve it with sausage patties or sausage gravy for added flavor and texture. A dollop of orange juice on the side ensures that your taste buds will be stimulated enough to call for an encore.

This recipe is a classic staple that is made for holiday gatherings, potlucks, or family dinners. It’s perfect for any dinner party as it can be prepared well in advance and reheated before serving.

Serve up this farm fresh goodness and savor its goodness for yourself and your party guests. Believe me when I tell you that this stuffing knocks the socks off all other stuffing recipes out there.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 So quick and easy to make, even a novice cook can impress their guests
So quick and easy to make, even a novice cook can impress their guests

Now, let’s talk about one of the most important things when it comes to cooking – how to make ahead, store and reheat our flavorful Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe.

Making-ahead is actually recommended. This recipe can be prepped and cooked a day or so in advance for a stress-free Thanksgiving. Simply allow the stuffing to cool completely, then cover tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

If you’re planning on enjoying this stuffing later, storing it properly is key. Place any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze any leftover stuffing for longer storage, up to 3 months. Simply transfer to a freezer-safe container or freezer bag and label with the date before storing in the freezer.

When it’s time to reheat your stuffing, there are two options: stove top or oven. To reheat on the stove top, add a little chicken or vegetable broth (or water) to moisten the stuffing and heat over medium heat until it’s warmed through. If you prefer a crispy top layer, transfer your leftovers into an oven-safe baking dish and place it into a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C). Bake until heated through; this should take around 20-25 minutes.

Just keep in mind, the flavor will only get better after sitting for a few days! So sit back, relax and let the flavors soak in over time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The combination of sausage and wild rice is a match made in heaven
The combination of sausage and wild rice is a match made in heaven

Cooking can be intimidating, especially when it comes to a recipe as complex as Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing. However, with some tips and tricks, it is possible to achieve perfect results every time. Here are some helpful tips to ensure your stuffing turns out perfect:

Firstly, ensure that you wash all working surfaces including cutting boards and utensils before and after use. This will prevent the spread of harmful bacteria from raw meat, such as pork sausage.

When cooking the Bob Evans sausage, it’s important to roll it out into 1-2 inch slices while they’re still cold. Then place the slices in a skillet over medium heat and cook until golden brown on both sides. This will give the sausage a crisp and crunchy texture that adds an extra layer of flavor to each bite.

When combining the ingredients for the stuffing, mix them together thoroughly in a large bowl. This maximizes the flavor potential throughout the entire dish. Don’t rush through this step or cut corners; taking the time to properly mix the ingredients together will elevate the dish from ordinary to extraordinary.

When baking time approaches, be sure to check on your stuffing periodically. Overcooking can result in dry or burnt parts of your stuffing while undercooking can lead to soggy textures inside or undercooked meats.

If you want to experiment with varying flavors, consider using different types of Bob Evans sausage like their wild rice sausage or even their fennel stuffing pork sausage for an extra kick of spice. Alternatively, you can use Bob Evan’s turkey sausage for a lighter option.

Finally, don’t be afraid to add your own twist! Try incorporating other ingredients such as cranberries or even orange juice for added freshness and tanginess.

By following these tips and experimenting with different flavors, preparing perfect Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing no longer remains a challenge but an enjoyable experience every time.


Now that you’ve learned how to cook the Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing recipe, let’s address some common questions that may come up during the cooking process. These frequently asked questions will help you troubleshoot any issues and make sure your dish comes out delicious and perfect every time. So let’s dive in!

What are the ingredients in Bob Evans stuffing?

The ingredients required for this recipe include enriched wheat flour, sugar, palm oil, salt, yeast, calcium propionate, caramel color, natural flavor, dehydrated onion, maltodextrin, celery, onion, and butter. The recipe also involves the use of bread crumbs, which will be added to the mixture.

Does Bob Evans make stuffing?

A 20 oz package of Bob Evans’ Seasoned Homestyle Stuffing is available at Kroger.

How to cook Bob Evans sausage?

To prepare the patties, I recommend slicing the roll into 1/2 inch pieces. If the roll is difficult to slice, it can be stored in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before slicing. For cooking the sausage, I suggest placing the slices in a cold skillet and turning the heat to medium or 300 degrees F. Cook each side for 6-7 minutes or until the desired color is achieved.

How to cook Bob Evans sausage on the stove?

To cook your links perfectly, start by placing them in a skillet with about 1/4-inch water. Cook them slowly over medium heat until the water evaporates, which should take around 6 minutes. Remember to turn the links frequently during this stage. Once the water is gone, continue cooking for an additional 6-8 minutes until the links turn a beautiful brown color. Always ensure that the internal temperature reaches 160°F before serving.

Bottom Line

So, there you have it – the Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing recipe. I hope I’ve convinced you to give this delicious recipe a try. The unique combination of wild rice, Bob Evans sausage, and dried cranberries is sure to be a hit at any meal. With its varied options and the ability to substitute or add ingredients, it is also incredibly versatile and can be customized to suit your tastes.

Remember to cook the Bob Evans sausage according to instructions for perfect results. Always cook raw meat and poultry products to 160 degrees F prior to serving. And don’t forget, storing this dish correctly and reheating properly will ensure that you enjoy the farm fresh goodness of Bob Evan’s pork sausage for days after the initial preparation.

Order online from Bob Evans or pick up their Bob Evans original, pork sausage, or wild rice sausage at your local supermarket. Also, make sure you follow their instructions on cooking your Bob Evans sausage perfectly.

Finally, if you are looking to add a bit of variety, consider trying out some of the other recipes that use Bob Evan’s sausage like sausage gravy or sausage egg cheese croissants.

In conclusion, this recipe is perfect for every occasion – whether it’s a Sunday roast dinner or Thanksgiving feast. It is satisfying, flavorsome, easy-to-make, comforting, and the epitome of home-cooking; all attributes that set it apart from any other recipe. So why not try it today? Trust me; your taste buds will thank you later!

Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing

Bob Evans Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe

My favorite thanksgiving side dish, great as leftovers
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Easy, Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 225.3kcal


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 2 (6 ounce) boxes long grain and wild rice blend
  • 1 lb bob evans savory pork sausage or 1 lb original roll pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs


  • In small bowl, combine orange juice and cranberries. Set aside.
  • Prepare rice mixes according to package directions.
  • While rice is cooking, in large saucepan, crumble and cook sausage, onions and celery over medium heat until sausage is browned.
  • Stir in cooked rice, orange juice and cranberries and bread crumbs.
  • Spoon into a greased 9 inch x 13 inch baking pan.
  • Cover and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

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Serving: 126g | Calories: 225.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.1g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 15.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 40.9mg | Sodium: 416.4mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 4.2g

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