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Easy Sausage & Cranberry Stuffing
Apple and Walnut Stuffing

(Family Features) - Turkey may be the star of the holiday table, but for many people, the stuffing is what they really can't wait to eat. This year, satisfy those cravings with some delicious new stuffing recipes that make enough for some equally tasty leftovers.

These "planned-over" recipes from Mrs. Cubbison's will let the family enjoy their favorite dish all week without ever eating the same dish twice.

  • Grease a casserole dish and place any turkey pieces in bottom of casserole, covering surface. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons cooking sherry to remaining gravy and heat. Pour dressing over turkey, top with extra stuffing and bake at 350°F until stuffing is piping hot and serve.

  • Cut turkey slices into small pieces, toss with remaining stuffing and spoon into hollowed out tomato halves. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (optional) and broil until heated through.

  • Sauté onions and garlic in a little oil. Add cooked turkey pieces from the holiday meal and one can of stewed tomatoes. Season with hot sauce or red chili powder to taste. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add shrimp, shell-on mussels or clams and simmer until liquid is almost gone. Serve this Creole-style "planned over" on top of reheated stuffing.

 For more recipes and holiday tips, visit www.mrscubbisons.com.

Easy Sausage & Cranberry Stuffing

Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound uncooked breakfast or mild sausage
  • 2 cups diced, fresh celery
  • 1 cup diced, fresh onion
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 10 ounce package Mrs. Cubbison's Herb Seasoned Cube Stuffing

Preparation
    1. Place dried cranberries, apple juice and 1/2 cup chicken broth into small glass bowl; microwave uncovered on high for 2 minutes. Stir, and place to the side (thus allowing liquid to be absorbed by the dried berries).
    2. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large, nonstick pot, brown sliced or chopped sausage, breaking up and stirring frequently until browned. Reduce heat to low, add fresh vegetables, and sauté until vegetables are somewhat tender (about 3-4 minutes). Add chopped pecans if desired, soaked cranberries (including liquid), and 3/4 cup of chicken broth. Stir and remove from heat. Fold in entire contents of Stuffing Package until well combined and spoon mixture into a 9 x 11 inch baking dish that has been prepared with cooking oil spray.
    3. Cover baking dish with foil and bake at 350°F for approximately 20 minutes. Remove foil, return to oven, and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. Remove from the oven, cool slightly while slicing turkey or other poultry to serve with the meal, and garnish before presentation with 1/2 cup pecan halves if desired.

Serves
Makes 10-12 servings

Apple and Walnut Stuffing

Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup sparkling cider
  • 2 6-ounce packages Mrs. Cubbison's Seasoned Dressing Mix
  • 2 cups chopped, peeled apple
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation
    1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook celery and onion in butter or margarine until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and heat for 2 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, add celery mixture, and mix well.
    3. Loosely stuff turkey just before roasting. Place remaining stuffing in a greased baking dish and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.

Serves
Makes 8 servings

SOURCE: Mrs. Cubbison's


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