Stoltzfus Eats: Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing
Whether you’re looking ahead and brainstorming for holiday meals or just trying to enjoy all things fall right now, this dish of Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing is perfect for this time of year. This recipe for stuffing has everything you could want in a comfort food. The sweetness of the apple and the tartness of the dried cranberries mixed with the savory Stoltzfus Meats chicken sausage and cornbread stuffing make this recipe so tasty and comforting. Bonus: it’s pretty simple too!
What you’ll need for this recipe:
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 lb. Stoltzfus Meats Cranberry Apple Chicken Grillers, casings removed
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 tart apple (such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady), cored and chopped
- 1/2 tsp. each dried sage leaves and black pepper
- 1-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Cornbread Stuffing Mix
- fresh sage leaves for garnish
How to Make Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8x8-inch or other medium-sized baking dish with cooking spray. I used my 2.5 quart baking dish and it worked perfectly.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, crumbling with a spoon. Once sausage begins to brown, add butter, celery, onion, apple, sage and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in chicken broth and egg.
Stir in cranberries. Then add in the stuffing mix and stir to combine.
Pour into prepared baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 15 minutes uncovered. Remove foil and bake until crisp, 15 to 20 minutes more. Top with fresh sage leaves.
I think this stuffing is the perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving meal and would be great to take along to a Friendsgiving or any fall get-together. However, it’s also simple enough if you wanted to try something new on a weeknight. Whatever occasion you choose, we hope you enjoy this recipe for Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing!
As always, if you make this recipe or any recipe using Stoltzfus Meats products, please be sure to take a photo and tag us on social media at Stoltzfus Meats and Deli on Facebook or @stoltzfusmeats on Instagram. Over the next few weeks as we head into the holiday season, keep an eye out for more recipes, tips, and tricks on how to prepare the perfect holiday meal!