- This is a prize winning stuffing recipe that I think you’ll find interesting. It has a lot of different flavors all mixed in together, and is what would be considered a healthy recipe. You can substitute any ingredients you want, like turkey sausage in place of regular sausage, or I like to use a rice called “pecan rice” in a little box, in place of wild rice, or mix the two together. This recipe turns out real good, so I thought I would share it with you for the holidays. This special stuffing has a novel mix of ingredients: Cranberries, wild rice, hazelnuts, apples, sausage,and a splash of orange liqueur– 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins ; 1/4 cup orange liqueur or orange juice ; 1- 1/4 cups chopped celery ; 1- 1/4 cups chopped onion ; 1/4 cup butter ; 1 tsp. poultry seasoning ; 1 8-oz. pkg. herb-seasoned stuffing mix ( 2 cups) ; 2 cups peeled, chopped apple (2 apples) ; 1/2 lb. bulk pork sausage, cooked and well drained ; 1 cup cooked wild rice ; 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts or slivered almonds ; 1/2 cup snipped parsley ; 3/4 to 1 cup chicken broth ; Salt and pepper to taste In a small saucepan bring cranberries or raisins and orange liqueur or orange juice to boiling. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large skillet cook celery and onion in hot butter till tender. Stir in poultry seasoning; set aside. In a large bowl combine stuffing mix, apple, cooked sausage, wild rice, hazelnuts or almonds, and parsley. Stir in the cranberry mixture and celery-and-onion mixture. Drizzle with enough chicken broth to moisten, tossing lightly. Season with salt and pepper. Use to stuff one 8- to 10-pound turkey. Or, bake, covered, in an ungreased 3 quart casserole in a 325 degree oven for 40 to 60 minutes or till heated through. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Nutrition information per serving: 376 cal. (39% from fat) 16 g fat, 12 mg. chol., 9 g pro., 47 g carbo., 3 g dietary fiber, 771 mg sodium. U.S. RDA: 13% iron, 12% vit. A, 13% vit. C, 34% thiamine, 17% riboflavin, 24% niacin. Thank you to J. Hill, Sacramento, Calif. for the great recipe!
Special Prize Winning Holiday Stuffing
November 19, 2011 By Leave a Comment