Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-11-01
Yield: 12 servings, scant 1 cup each
Total Time: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Just before serving, bake at 350°F until hot, about 30 minutes.
Cornbread stuffing, a Southern favorite, is a nice change from more traditional white-bread stuffing. To save time, look for already prepared cornbread from a local bakery or supermarket.
- 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage, (about 4 links), casings removed
- 2 cups finely chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 2 pounds prepared cornbread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 12 cups)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
- 1 1/2-3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring and breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 10 minutes. Add onion and celery; cover, reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add cornbread, parsley and sage.
- Bring broth to a simmer in a small saucepan. Pour 1 cup over the stuffing mixture and toss gently (the cornbread will break into smaller pieces). Add as much of the remaining broth as needed, 1/2 cup at a time, until the stuffing feels moist but not wet. Spoon the stuffing into the prepared pan and cover with foil.
- Bake the stuffing until thoroughly heated, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.
Per serving: 237 calories; 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 2g mono unsaturated fat); 48 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 3 g fiber; 609 mg sodium; 153 mg potassium
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium fat meat
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Low Calorie
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Cholesterol
- Heart Healthy
- Healthy Weight
- Seasons & Occassions
- New Year's
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dish Type(s)
- Side Dishes
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