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Creole Cornbread Dressing

Hands-on time 55 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 55 mins
Yield

Makes 14 to 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-oz.) package andouille sausage, chopped
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 large celery ribs, diced
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 medium-size green bell pepper, diced
  • Cornbread Crumbles
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (8-oz.) package fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 2 (14-oz.) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 large eggs

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sauté andouille sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add green onions and next 3 ingredients, and sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in Cornbread Crumbles.

  2. Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat; add mushrooms, and sauté 3 minutes. Add sherry, and cook, stirring often, 5 to 6 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half; stir in parsley. Stir mushroom mixture, toasted pecans, and Creole seasoning into cornbread mixture.

  3. Whisk together chicken broth and eggs; add to cornbread mixture, stirring gently just until moistened. Divide mixture between 1 lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish and 1 lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish.

  4. Bake dressing at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.