Cornbread Pecan Stuffing With Creamy Sausage Gravy

Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 55 Min
Servings 10
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 (7.5 oz) pkg. yellow cornbread & muffin mix
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. dried thyme
  • CORNBREAD STUFFING
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsps. chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups or 1 (14.5 oz.) can chicken broth
  • CREAMY SAUSAGE GRAVY
  • 1 lb. savory sage sausage
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups milk

Directions

  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 375°F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with no-stick cooking spray. Prepare cornbread mix according to package directions using the 2/3 cup milk. Stir in dried thyme. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Step 2

    SPRAY a 2-quart baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Melt shortening in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and celery. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 3

    CRUMBLE cooled cornbread into a large bowl. Mix in cooked celery and onion, bread pieces, pecans, parsley, sage, poultry seasoning and pepper. Add egg and broth. Mix well. Place stuffing mixture in prepared dish. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Step 4

    BROWN sausage in medium saucepan over medium heat, breaking it up with a spoon until fully cooked. Remove meat with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Add shortening to skillet. Heat until melted. Add flour. Whisk until mixture is well combined. Cook 1 minute. Add salt and pepper. Whisk in milk. Bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Return sausage to gravy in skillet. Heat through. Add a little more milk if gravy is too thick.

Serving size
(1/10 of recipe)

  • Calories 440
  • Calories from Fat270g
  • Total Fat 30g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 820mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 29g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 14g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet