November 19, 2011

Holiday Favorites – Spicy Sausage Pecan Stuffing Recipe

If you’re looking for a creative and DELICIOUS stuffing recipe for your holiday celebrations – I’d like to suggest Spicy Sausage Pecan Stuffing! This recipe was sent in by Queen Bee reader Crista as part of the Holiday Favorites series.

I’ll admit, we haven’t been big stuffing fans in our house. But this one isn’t your regular ole stuffing – we LOVED it and we can definitely see this being part of our holiday meal routine.


1 (16-ounce) package ground pork sausage

1 large onion, chopped

2 jalapeños, chopped
We used only one whole jalapeno and it was plenty spicy for us.

Basic cornbread, crumbled
Because we know nothing about making cornbread, we used Jif cornbread mix, you can get it for $0.40-$0.50 a box. 

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove sausage, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Drain sausage on paper towels.

Sauté onion and jalapeño in hot drippings over medium-high heat until tender. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon.

Combine sausage, vegetables, cornbread, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, stirring gently until moistened. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.


Recipe originally from Southern Living magazine and adapted by Crista

Check out the recipe for JuJu’s Cake Cookies, another Holiday Favorite!


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  1. Where did you get the Jif cornbread for $0.40 to $0.50? Is it on sale now, or from an earlier stock-up?

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