Crumbles of toasted homemade cornbread make a base for this stuffing. Woodsy wild mushrooms cooked with shallots and herbs give the mixture its depth. Pecans give the stuffing gentle sweetness and bits of crunch.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet. Place cornbread on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Toast in oven until golden brown, 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.

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  • Heat remaining 1/4 cup butter in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, herbs, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in wine; cook until it has been absorbed, about 1 minute. Stir in cream. Cook 30 seconds; remove from heat.

  • Crumble cornbread into a large bowl. Add the mushroom mixture, pecans, and stock; toss. To cook stuffing in turkey: Stuff as in our Roast Turkey with Quince Glaze recipe. To bake all of the stuffing in the oven: Spoon it into a buttered 13-by-9-inch baking dish; bake at 425 degrees until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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