Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Squash Recipe
Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Squash

Try this healthy and delicious Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Winter Squash recipe for Thanksgiving and the holidays

The search is on for new twists on the standard dinner elements. One place to make an impression is with this cornbread stuffing recipe

What makes this Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Winter Squash recipe even more appealing is that it is high in fiber, low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and packed with nutrients.

Brussels sprouts and winter squash make it look and taste great. You may need to bake two batches of cornbread to have 2 pounds for this recipe -- you can even make it the day before.

Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Squash

    Prep Time: 50 minutes

    Cook time: 50 minutes

    Yield: Serves 12

Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Squash Recipe Ingredients

    3 pounds winter squash, such as buttercup or butternut

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    2 pounds prepared cornbread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 12 cups)

    1 cup Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced

    1 cup currants, raisins or dried cranberries

    1 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped and toasted

    1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

    2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    8 fresh sage leaves, rubbed and sliced

    2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Squash Recipe Instructions

    Position racks in upper and lower third of oven; preheat to 375 F.

    Halve squash, remove seeds and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges (leave the skin on). Spread on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil, rubbing to coat the squash evenly. Roast on the lower rack until soft, 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool. Peel, cut into 1-inch pieces and place in a large bowl.

    Meanwhile, spread cornbread cubes on a large baking sheet. Toast on the upper rack until crisp around the edges, about 20 minutes. Add to the bowl with the squash.

    Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and cook until barely tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again and add to the bowl. Add currants (or raisins or cranberries), pecans, chives, parsley and sage. Add broth and stir until the liquid is absorbed. Spoon into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

    Bake the stuffing until heated through, 45 to 55 minutes.

    To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3. Cover and refrigerate the roasted squash for up to 2 days. Store the toasted cornbread uncovered at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Recipe Nutrition Facts:

    Per serving: 340 calories; 15 g fat (2 g sat, 9 g mono); 24 mg cholesterol; 48 g carbohydrate; 3 g added sugars; 8 g protein; 6 g fiber; 458 mg sodium; 538 mg potassium

    Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (162 percent daily value), Vitamin C (30 percent dv), Folate & Calcium (20 percent dv), Iron & Magnesium (17 percent dv), Potassium (15 percent dv)

    3 Carbohydrate servings

    Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 3 fat

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