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Marco Pierre White’s sage & onion stuffing recipe

Marco Pierre White’s sage & onion stuffing recipe

Marco Pierre White hung out with BritMums bloggers talking about all things turkey-related. Naturally that includes how to make stuffing! This sage and onion stuffing recipe is delicious and easy, using Paxo stuffing mix and Marco’s own touches.

(If you’re want to know how to cook turkey dinners from a professional chef, watch the full hangout for tips on turkey preparation, stuffing, sprouts and more.)

How to use this sage & onion stuffing

Marco suggests stuffing the neck of the bird and using the rest to cook separately in the oven. You can roll it into balls or spread into a loaf tin. Top with sage leaves and pop in the oven. We like to keep some cooked stuffing balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator to have with leftover turkey…or whatever else strikes our fancy! You can also use this recipe to cook stuffed acorn squash, make bacon-wrapped stuffing bites, create a leftover casserole with vegetables or meat, even with broth in a soup.

Best of all, you don’t need to wait for special holidays — stuffing is great for Sunday lunch, family meals, even casual suppers!

How to make Marco Pierre White’s sage and onion stuffing

Make Marco’s recipe for a simple sage and onion stuffing, which uses Paxo or other boxed stuffing mix, for a delicious addition to your plate!

Chef Marco Pierre White with sage leaves for sage and onion stuffing
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5 from 2 votes

Sage and Onion stuffing

Use this famous British chef’s recipe to make delicious stuffing.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Christmas, easy, Sunday lunch
Servings: 8
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Marco Pierre White


  • Medium frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Loaf tin


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 25 g butter
  • handful of sage leaves chopped
  • 400 g Paxo or other boxed stuffing mix – use 33% less water than advised on the box
  • 400 g sausage meat
  • 400 ml boiling water
  • salt and pepper to season


  • Fry the onions until softened in the butter and then add the sage.
  • Pour the boiling water over the Paxo mix in a bowl and mix together, stir in the onions and leave to cool.
  • Add the sausage meat to the Paxo mix and combine well. It is now ready for use.
  • Use the mixture to stuff the neck of the bird and roll the remainder into balls or place in a 1k loaf tin, cover with a sprinkle of extra sage leaves and bake with the turkey for 30 – 40 minutes.
  • Drain off any fat and served sliced with the turkey meat.


You can make this vegetarian by using veggie sausage. 

Watch the full BritMums video with Marco to hear more tips to make Christmas dinner stress-free and delicious.


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Pin it for later: Marco Pierre White’s recipe for a simple sage and onion stuffing, which uses Paxo or other boxed stuffing mix. Good for Christmas, Sunday Roasts and more!


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Zena's Suitcase

Monday 28th of September 2020

What a lovely recipe idea for adding some extra flavour to Christmas dinner. I've pinned this one for the big day to make our stuffing more exciting :-)

Jennifer Howze

Monday 28th of September 2020

I love stuffing. We don't just eat it during the festive season. I find it's great in lunchboxes and for lunch leftovers when I'm eating at home. I especially like how easy this one is!

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