Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of my favorite times of the year because the food is absolutely delicious. It doesn't matter how many turkey dinners I have in a row, I can take it, and I will be happy. One thing that truly drives me crazy though is when whoever is cooking opts to make Stove Top Stuffing and not actually put some blood and sweat into making a truly delicious stuffing/dressing. Nothing quite makes your thanksgiving or Christmas dinner complete like a designer gourmet stuffing. For this reason I present you with the following delicious recipe; the Designer Cranberry Pecan Stuffing!

If you want to get even crazier, try making some cranberry stuffing balls!

Cranberry Pecan StuffingIngredients:

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup margarine/butter
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 cups chopped up dry bread cubes
1/2 cyo chopped pecans
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chicken broth

Preparation:

Fry the onion and celery in butter or margarine until softened.

Remove from heat and mix in the sage, pepper and thyme.

Place the bread cubes in a bowl and mix in the celery mixture, pecans and cranberries.

Mix in 1/2 cup of chicken broth and mix until the bread is moistened.

This should be adequate stuffing to stuff a 6-8 lbs turkey. Any left over you can bake in a casserole dish. (add an additional tablespoon or two of chicken broth to keep moist).

Cover the casserole and place in the over during the last 30-45 minutes of turkey cooking time.

If you are cooking the stuffing inside the turkey, make sure the internal temperature of the stuffing is 165 degrees F.

Yields 6-8 servings

Nutritional Facts:

Per Serving:
Calories: 278
Total Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Carbohydrates: 31g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 5g
Sodium: 363mg