Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

sausage cornbread stuffing

This year we will be making two kinds of stuffing…okay, dressing for all of you people that like to point out that it’s not really stuffing unless it was cooked inside of a bird. I’ve always used stuffing and dressing interchangeably, but I know that some are willing to go to battle over the difference.

Whatever you want to call it, this is the carnivore dressing that we dreamed up for this Thanksgiving. I debated about throwing in a few toasted pecans, but with a few not-so-adventurous eaters in attendance, I ended up leaving it sans pecans. This dressing is sure to be a hit on our Thanksgiving table.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (16-ounce) bags dried cornbread herb stuffing mix
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 lb. ground sage sausage (or Italian sausage)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. thyme
  • 1 Tbs. sage
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 stick butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In skillet cook sausage until browned and cooked through. Drain excess grease.
  3. Lower heat and add chopped onions and celery. Saute until tender (about 4-6 minutes).
  4. Add sage and thyme.
  5. Combine cornbread mix, sausage, onion, and celery in a large boil. Stir in chicken broth until well combined.
  6. Add stuffing mixture to a 9 X13 casserole dish.
  7. Add butter slices to the top of the casserole and cover with foil.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until top of stuffing is crisp, about 10-15 more minutes.

BBQ Chicken Bakers

bbq chicken baker

Kyle has been craving BBQ for a couple weeks now, so we finally broke down and made this BBQ chicken baked potatoes last night. They were a HUGE hit!! I popped the baked potatoes in the oven and made the barbecue chicken in the crockpot, which was super easy and almost hands-free meal prep (a huge bonus when you’re taking care of a little baby all day). I have a feeling these will be making it into our regular dinner rotation.

Next time you have a hankering for dinner at your local BBQ joint, save the money and cozy up on the couch with your loved ones and a couple of these bakers. Oh and throw the leftover chicken in a bun for a BBQ chicken sandwich the next day. It’s the dish that keeps on giving…

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