Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cornbread and Southern Pecan Stuffing

My dressing is not just the plain cornbread dressing I grew up loving every Thanksgiving and Christmas. My dressing is dressed up and ready to party!

When my husband was diagnosed as celiac, I assumed cornbread dressing was a thing of the past. But with just a little creativity, we now enjoy cornbread dressing just like all the families with no dietary restrictions. With so many good gluten free cornbread recipes and mixes readily available, I say bring on the cornbread. 

The cornbread stuffing left over after stuffing the turkey becomes a stand along side dish. Come to think about it, my cornbread stuffing is truly a main dish casserole. For the inside scoop on how to prepare such a gorgeous turkey go to  Roasted Turkey.

Here is my recipe:

6 cups gluten free cornbread, crumbled
5 slices EnerG White Rice Bread, cubed
1 pound pork sausage, cooked and drained
1 1/2 cups ham, cooked and finely chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh parsley, chopped
3/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted
1 1/2 teaspoons  pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon sage leaves, finely chopped
4 stalks celery, finely diced
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup butter melted
2 cups chicken stock, homemade
1 large egg, beaten

Here is how I put this recipe together:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9" by 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Place cornbread, bread cubes, sausage, ham, parsley, pecans, pepper, poultry seasoning and sage in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.

3. Saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Fold into cornbread mixture. Add chicken stock and egg to cornbread mixture. Stir well.

4. Place stuffing not used to stuff the turkey into prepared baking dish. Place into preheated oven. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden brown on top.

Servings: 26
Yield: 13 cups

Oven Temperature: 350°F

Cooking Times
Preparation Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours

Calories Per Serving: 181.7

Dietary Analysis:  

  • Items highlighted in yellow should be taken into careful consideration when looking at total food intake for the day. 
  • Items highlighted in green are indicate a low value when considering total food intake for the day.

Calories From Fat (55%) 100.14

% Daily Total Fat 11.31g 17%
Saturated Fat 3.52g 18%
Cholesterol 42.47mg 14%
Sodium 436.93mg 18%
Potassium 203.62mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 11.74g 4%
Fiber 0.86g 3%
Sugar 1.34g 
Protein 8.34g 17%

Author: Dr. Jacquelyn P. Horne
Copyright: 2012

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