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Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe Cook-Off

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Vickie & Jo Ann share their family-favorite Thanksgiving recipes for stuffing. Which do you prefer...traditional sage dressing or nutty sausage & cranberry stuffing?
Ingredients
For traditional sage dressing
  White sandwich bread loaf 1 Large, torn into 1-inch pieces
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Fresh sage leaves 10 , chopped
  Fresh parsley 5 Tablespoon, chopped
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Chicken broth 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
For nutty sausage & cranberry stuffing
  Cornbread stuffing mix 16 Ounce
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 1 , beaten
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), divided
  Ground italian pork sausage 1 Cup (16 tbs), browned and drained
  Sweetened dried cranberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking spray 2 Dash
Directions

FOR TRADITIONAL SAGE DRESSING
GETTING READY
1. Tear the bread and place overnight on a baking sheet.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

MAKING
3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sauté onion and celery in butter until soft.
4. In a large bowl, combine bread, onion mixture, sage, parsley, salt and pepper, gently tossing to make sure all of the bread is coated.
5. Spoon dressing mixture into a baking pan; pour broth over mixture.
6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes, uncovering the last 10 minutes of cooking to let the bread crisp.

SERVING
7. Serve the stuffing with turkey.

FOR Nutty Sausage & Cranberry Stuffing
GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

MAKING
2. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions, using broth, egg and 1/4 cup butter; set aside.
3. In a pan, heat remaining butter and sauté onion and celery until translucent.
4. Stir onion mixture and remaining ingredients into stuffing; toss well to coat.
5. Spread over the prepared baking pan. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.

SERVING
6. Serve stuffing with some green salad.

Things You Will Need
13"x9" Baking Pan

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Stuffing, Bread
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
16

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 426 Calories from Fat 192

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g40.9%

Saturated Fat 12.8 g63.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 69.3 mg23.1%

Sodium 541 mg22.5%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g7.9%

Sugars 12.5 g

Protein 7 g15%

Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 12.3%

Calcium 13.5% Iron 7.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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