Cornbread, Sausage, and Pecan Stuffing

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I know that it is getting close and that most of you have already finalized your Thanksgiving menus, but if you haven’t, I still have a few recipes to share with you. Like this Cornbread, Sausage, and Pecan Stuffing. I found it in this month’s issue of Country Living Magazine, shared from The Fabulous Beekman Boys.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

I know that it is getting close and that most of you have already finalized your Thanksgiving menus, but if you haven’t, I still have a few recipes to share with you. Like this Cornbread, Sausage, and Pecan Stuffing. I found it in this month’s issue of Country Living Magazine, shared from The Fabulous Beekman Boys. I do not like to make my stuffing inside the bird, so I always make it in a casserole dish. I think that it is easier to cook your turkey, and the stuffing gets a nice crusty top, instead of soggy. I know that it is a matter of personal preference. I really could not have Thanksgiving without my family’s Johnson Stuffing, but I do like to make an additional stuffing or dressing to change it up a bit. This stuffing was flavorful, savory, and easy to make. If you do not have time to let the cornbread sit out overnight, toast it in a slow oven for a bit to dry it out.

Off to the Thanksgiving feast at the kid’s school. Have a wonderful day.

Cornbread, Sausage, and Pecan Stuffing Ingredients

Cornbread:

  • 1 1/2 cups coarse yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter
cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • cornbread
  • 1 cup toasted and chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Make the cornbread first

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the butter in a cast-iron skillet (or a 10-inch cake pan) and put in the oven until the butter melts, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, and eggs until well combined. Take the skillet out of the oven and swirl the butter around to coat the edges of the pan. Pour the butter into the buttermilk mixture. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. Pour the batter into the hot skillet and bake for 25 minutes. The cornbread should be golden brown and crusty. Cool and cut into 1-inch pieces. Turn out onto a baking sheet and let sit out at room temperature for 2 days.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

Step 3: In a large skillet, cook the onions until soft, about 7 minutes. Add the sausage and cook for another 7 minutes. Make sure that it is cooked through.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

Step 4: Add the cornbread, pecans, parsley, and lemon zest to a very large bowl.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

Step 5: Toss together.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

Step 6: Add the chicken stock.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

Step 7: And melted butter.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

Step 8: Toss until everything is combined and moistened. Pour the stuffing into a 9×13 casserole dish.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe

Step 9: Cover the stuffing with tin foil and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. Take the tin foil off and bake for another 20 minutes. The top should be crispy and crunchy. The recipe is from Country Living.

cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing recipe
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Cornbread, Sausage, and Pecan Stuffing

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Cornbread, Sausage, and Pecan Stuffing – Serve with Thanksgiving turkey or roast turkey.
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Ingredients
  

Cornbread:

  • 1 1/2 cups coarse yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • cornbread
  • 1 cup toasted and chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Make the cornbread first.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the butter in a cast iron skillet (or a 10-inch cake pan) and put in the oven until the butter melts, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, and eggs until well combined. Take the skillet out of the oven and swirl the butter around to coat the edges of the pan. Pour the butter into the buttermilk mixture. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. Pour the batter into the hot skillet and bake for 25 minutes. The cornbread should be golden brown and crusty. Cool and cut into 1-inch pieces. Turn out onto a baking sheet and let sit out at room temperature for 2 days.
  • In a large skillet, cook the onions until soft, about 7 minutes. Add the sausage and cook for another 7 minutes. Make sure that it is cooked through.
  • Add the cornbread, pecans, parsley, and lemon zest to a very large bowl.
  • Toss together.
  • Add the chicken stock.
  • And melted butter.
  • Toss until everything is combined and moistened. Pour the stuffing into a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Cover the stuffing with tin foil and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Take the tin foil off and bake for another 20 minutes. The top should be crispy and crunchy.
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