Prep: 30 minutes; Cook: 45 minutes, plus 20 minutes to dry the bread. You can do steps 1 and 2 early, then cover and refrigerate for a day or two.
1 loaf corn bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (use our recipe at Health.com, or your favorite mix)
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for baking
2 large (about 4 cups) chopped onions
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
How to Make It
If time allows, leave corn bread out for a day to become stale. If not, bake in a roasting pan for 20 minutes at 300°, shaking pan occasionally.
Toast nuts in a large skillet over medium heat until aromatic (about 5 minutes), shaking pan occasionally; transfer to a bowl. Heat oil in pan; add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent (5-10 minutes). Add onion, corn bread, and next 5 ingredients to bowl with nuts.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking dish lightly with cooking spray. Place corn bread mixture in dish; cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then uncover and bake another 20 minutes or until top is lightly browned and stuffing is thoroughly heated. Serve with turkey and gravy.
Made this for Thanksgiving and Christmas several times now and I love the combination of cornbread, nuts and cranberries. Very festive and pretty, very delicious. I also add some celery and a little more broth.
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