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Sausage, Cornbread & Quinoa Stuffing

Celebrate the holidays with this savory and delicious Sausage Cornbread Stuffing from our nutritionist Francis Largeman-Roth. This tasty side is easy to cook and will become your favorite dish. Prep time is only 15 minutes total cook time is a quick hour. Also, this dish is under 300 calories, so you won't need to feel guilty! 

First, chop the 1 onion and sage then saute by putting two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. You'll know the pan is hot enough when the oil starts to shimmer. Season with a quarter teaspoon of salt and some freshly ground pepper. Add in freshly chopped celery stalks and two links of sweet Italian sausage. As you place the sausage in the pan break up into chunks.

In a separate bowl add three cups of cubed cornbread that has been toasted and two cups of quinoa. Then add a quarter teaspoon of salt and freshly ground pepper. Add a cup of chopped pecans, 1 cup of dried cherries, a half cup of chopped parsley, 3 quarters of a cup of chicken broth and a quarter cup of dry white wine. Stir then transfer ingredients to a 9x13 inch pan.

Add in sausage mixture from frying pan into the 9x13 pan. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Once cooked take out and let cool. Enjoy!

 

 

Ingredients
  • 3 cups of cornbread, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 links sweet Italian chicken or turkey sausage, casing removed and crumbled
  • 1 cup dried cherries, unsweetened
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leafed parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
Method
Toast cornbread cubes in the oven or toaster oven at 350° for 10 minutes. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. Remove cornbread from oven and set aside; leave oven on. Heat the oil in a large saute pan for 1 minute over medium heat, then add the onion and sage and saute for 2 minutes. Add the celery and cook for 3 minutes. Then add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer the toasted cornbread and quinoa to a large bowl and add the sausage mixture to it. Stir and add the salt, pepper, broth and wine. Transfer to the reserved baking dish and bake at 350° for 50 minutes, until golden brown on top. Serve warm. Serves 12
Duration: 04:48

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 12
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
241
12.05% Complete
12%
Fat
12g
18.4615384615% Complete
18%
Cholesterol
14mg
4.66666666667% Complete
5%
Sodium
192mg
8.34782608696% Complete
8%
Carbohydrates
30g
23.2558139535% Complete
23%
Fiber
3g
12.0% Complete
12%
Sugar
12g
24.0% Complete
24%
Protein
5g
9.80392156863% Complete
10%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium
Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Lower Cholesterol
Lower Cholesterol
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