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This lightened version of traditional cornbread dressing uses either chicken or turkey sausage and fat-free, reduced sodium broth, and stone-ground cornmeal. 

Laura Zapalowski
Recipe by Health November 2008

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Credit: Antonis Achilleos

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prep:
35 mins
cook:
17 mins
bake:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 67 mins
Yield:
Makes 10 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°.

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  • For cornbread: Combine first 4 ingredients; make well in center. Combine milk, oil, and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan; cool.

  • Reduce oven to 375°. Cut cornbread into 1-inch cubes, and place on baking sheet in even layer. Bake 12–15 minutes or until golden. Let cool.

  • For stuffing: Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, crumbling, 8 minutes or until browned. Add onion and bay leaf; cook 4 minutes or until onion starts to brown, stirring occasionally. Add celery, and cook 5 minutes. Add garlic and next 3 ingredients; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat; discard bay leaf. Cool about 20 minutes or until room temperature.

  • Combine cornbread and sausage mixture. Add broth and eggs; stir just until moistened. Spoon into 2-inch deep, 7- x 11-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, covered with foil, 28 min-utes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes until top is crisp and golden.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

237 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; protein 12g; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 92mg; iron 2mg; sodium 497mg; calcium 100mg.
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