Sausage and Fennel Corn Bread Dressing


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Sausage and Fennel Corn Bread Dressing

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    Prep this stuffing up to two days in advance to save time on Thanksgiving Day.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 12
    1 (16-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee bakery corn bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 c.)
    ½ (24-oz.) Hy-Vee Bakery unsliced sourdough loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 c.)
    1 lbs. Hy-Vee fresh mild ground Italian pork sausage
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    2 Honeycrisp apples, cored and sliced
    2 stalk(s) celery, chopped
    1 fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and sliced
    1 small yellow onion, chopped
    2 tsp. ground poultry seasoning
    1 tsp. cracked black pepper
    ½ tsp. kosher salt
    3 c. Hy-Vee 33% less-sodium chicken broth
    ½ c. Italian parsley, finely chopped
    Fennel fronds, chopped, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • 3-quart baking dish
    • 2 large rimmed baking dishes
    • Large bowl
    • Large skillet


    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 3-quart baking dish with nonsticks pray; set aside.

    2. Spread corn bread and sourdough bread cubes in 2 large rimmed baking pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until toasted and crisp. Cool; transfer bread cubes to a large bowl.

    3. Brown sausage in a large skillet, stirring to break into crumbles. Drain; discard drippings and set aside.

    4. Melt butter in same skillet. Add apples, celery, fennel, onion, poultry seasoning, black pepper, and salt. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 12 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in broth, cooked sausage, and parsley. Add to bread cubes in bowl; toss to combine. Transfer to prepared baking dish.

    5. Bake, uncovered, 45 to 55 minutes or until heated through and top is golden. Let stand 20 minutes. Garnish with fennel fronds, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    290 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 13g
    • Cholesterol: 30mg
    • Sodium: 640mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
    • Protein: 8g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 6%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons November 2021