Everyone enjoys apple or pecan pie this time of year, so it inspired our holiday side dish. Why not serve pecan apple stuffing with your Thanksgiving dinner!
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Apple Pecan Stuffing Casserole
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 lb mild Italian sausage
- 1 Tbsp olive oil or pecan oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 12 oz herb-seasoned cubed stuffing
- 2 apples, chopped
- 1½ c pecan halves
- 1 c chicken broth, plus additional (optional)
- 1½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Heat oven to 350° F. Grease large casserole dish or 9-by-13-inch pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In large skillet, brown sausage, breaking into crumbles. Drain on paper towels. Discard excess grease.
- In same pan over medium heat, add olive oil. Saute onions, celery and garlic 2-3 minutes, or until starting to soften and fragrant.
- In large bowl, mix sausage, onion mixture, stuffing cubes, apples and pecans.
- Add broth and stir to combine. If stuffing mixture remains dry, add additional broth as desired. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine.
- Transfer stuffing to prepared baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes.
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