Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe Cook-Off

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Nov. 20, 2013

Vickie Jo Ann share their family-favorite Thanksgiving recipes for stuffing. Which do you prefer...traditional sage dressing or nutty sausage cranberry stuffing?


For traditional sage dressing
White sandwich bread loaf 1 Large , torn into 1
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




1. Tear the bread and place overnight on a baking sheet.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


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.


7. Serve the stuffing with turkey.

FOR Nutty Sausage & Cranberry Stuffing


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.


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.


6. Serve stuffing with some green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 16

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 426Calories from Fat 192

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 541 mg22.54%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet