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Spicy Cornbread Stuffing

  • Yield: Makes about 10 cups, enough for a 16- to 18-pound turkey
Spicy Cornbread Stuffing

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television, 1999


  • 3/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 recipe Jalapeno Cornbread, day old
  • 1 pound cured chorizo sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 small onions, coarsely chopped
  • 6 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup homemade chicken or turkey stock, or low sodium canned chicken or turkey stock
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves, washed well, dried, and roughly chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pine nuts in one layer on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a shallow bowl, and set aside. Cut cornbread into 3/4-inch cubes, and spread evenly on a baking sheet. Bake, shaking pan periodically, until golden brown on edges, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, and set aside.

  2. In a food processor, pulse sausage until coarsely chopped; do not overprocess. Set aside.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add celery and garlic, and cook until celery is soft, about 5 minutes more. Add sausage and pine nuts, and cook for 1 minute more. Add stock, and cook until absorbed, about 2 minutes.

  4. Pour sausage mixture over cornbread, and mix well. Add butter and cilantro, and mix to combine. Let cool completely before stuffing turkey.

Reviews (4)

  • Lamar Smith 22 Nov, 2012

    It sounds wonderful. I'm trying something similar. I'm adding eggs to try to get it to hold together, though.

  • Lissa2583 5 Dec, 2011

    Have made this every year at Thanksgiving for 10 years. Always turns out delicious!

  • kdroste 29 Jul, 2011

    the flavors in this recipe are fantastic but I'm still working on getting it to hold together since I'm not using it to stuff a bird.

  • rosebud76 5 Dec, 2008

    Yummy. I used fresh chorizo that I browned instead of cured. I doubled the recipe and cooked it outside the turkey for 45 minutes to an hour. You might need to add some more stock.

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