Chestnut Stuffing

November 2006
Chestnut Stuffing

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The results are in! Our Thanksgiving stuffing contest winners share their prize recipes.

Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 35 mins

Cook: 40 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 1 pound bag  herb stuffing mix
  • 8 ounces jarred roasted chestnuts, coarsely chopped (about 1-1/3 cups)
  • 1 cup walnut pieces (4 ounces), toasted
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage, breaking it into bits with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 10 minutes. Add the onion, celery, carrots and apples and cook over high heat, stirring frequently, until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mix with the chestnuts, walnuts and sausage mixture. Add the chicken broth and combine thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon the stuffing into 2 buttered 3-quart casserole dishes and bake, covered, for 40 minutes.
Tip Check out
  • Find packaged chestnuts in the baking aisle or buy them online.
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