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Sausage and cornbread stuffing for any occasion

by Leanne

Cornbread stuffing with sausage in pan 2This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

This is my most favorite time of the year. Not just because of holiday decor, the festivities, or all the traditions, which I of course love. No, it’s my favorite because I love all the many weekly gatherings and spending time as a family baking, cooking, and enjoying great, hearty meals for no reason at all.

When I was young, the cooking and baking for our many family gatherings was almost exclusively done by my aunts, uncles, and grandparents. But, throughout the years, all of us cousins and siblings have taken on various roles to bring together our massive family meals, and I’ve enjoyed learning how each dish is prepared and adding my own spin on classic dishes. This year for our fall family dinner night I decided to try my hand at a cornbread stuffing since my family loves cornbread. Cornbread stuffing with sausage mealOne of the main changes I wanted to make in my specific cornbread recipe was transitioning it into more of a main dish than its typical spot as a side dish. To make it more of a casserole than a stuffing, I decided to add my secret weapon: Jimmy Dean® Refrigerated Sausage. It’s one of my key ingredients to many of our hearty recipes and recipe hacks and I knew that it would take our typical stuffing to the next level. Cornbread stuffing with sausage on forkTyson® products are perfect for all cooking occasions {not just the big holiday dinners}, and I love that Jimmy Dean® Refrigerated Sausage comes in roll form because it is awesome for freezing. The Jimmy Dean® roll sausage keeps so well in either the fridge or freezer so they are my one of my must-stock items whenever I see them at the Kroger stores near me. I always keep a certain number on hand and pick a few up at my local Fred Meyer whenever my stock gets low.

Having a huge stock on hand means I can just grab one whenever I need it and skip a trip to the store, which I love. The Jimmy Dean® Sausage Rolls may not look like the meal superheroes they are, but the flavor and punch they pack is huge. When you add in their convenience and how little room they take up in my already-full freezer/fridge, it’s really a no-brainer. Jimmy Dean sausageAt one point I learned that the way to my family’s heart was a saute of sausage and onions. Since Jimmy Dean® pork sausage rolls are a big part of many of my family’s favorite meals, I find myself sauteing sausage and onion a few times a month and you would not believe how hubby and the kids flock to the kitchen asking what smells so great as soon as they start cooking.

For our family meal, my cornbread stuffing started with a big pan of cornbread and then browning the sausage before sauteing onions and celery to the mix. Even before the onions and celery were cooked I already had some very eager eaters. I knew I already had a hit before I even started combining the ingredients, but it turned out to be an even more massive hit than I could have imagined. Sausage and onion with celery for cornbread stuffingWant to make your own sausage and cornbread stuffing this holiday season and beyond? You really won’t regret it – and if you’re lucky you will have some leftovers! We like to make numerous meals with stuffing each year and it certainly isn’t limited to big family gatherings.

Cornbread stuffing with sausage ingredientsWhat you need for a family size sausage and cornbread stuffing dish:
2 packages of 1lb Jimmy Dean® Regular Pork Sausage
2 cups chopped celery
1 large onion, chopped
6 cups crumbled cornbread
5 cups seasoned bread crumbs
3 cups chicken broth Cornbread stuffing with sausage in panInstructions
1) Cook a large 9×12 pan of cornbread using your favorite recipe. Let cool.
2) Place Jimmy Dean® sausage in a large and deep skillet or roaster that is oven-safe and cooktop safe. Cook over medium high heat on the stove until evenly brown. Sausage in pan with cornbread stuffing ingredients3) Add celery and onions and saute until onions are translucent.
4) Combine sausage mixture with cornbread, bread crumbs, and chicken broth. Mix, but leave some cornbread in larger pieces.
5) Cover and bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes or until well set and cooked through.
6) Serve with mashed potatoes, veggies, or other traditional sides or you can enjoy on it’s own – no turkey required. Cornbread stuffing with sausage on plateThis year you can embrace the cooler weather and enjoy a great hearty meal with your family for no reason at all with Jimmy Dean® sausage. Whether you are just enjoying it for a weeknight meal or you are having a Sunday family dinner, you can treat your family and buy premium Tyson® products at your local Kroger store. Jimmy Dean sausage in Fred MeyerOur Fred Meyer has a huge selection of Jimmy Dean® sausage products for whatever we’re cooking, from hot and spicy, specially seasoned, or the beloved pork sausage. We typically have a few varieties on hand and I wouldn’t want it any other way – it’s the best way to make a last-minute hit that the whole family will love.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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1 comment

Amy D January 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

This is the ultimate comfort food! I’m in Florida and it has gotten down to 30 degrees as the low. I need a nice warm meal like this!

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