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Corn Bread Dressing for a Crowd

 Corn Bread Dressing for a Crowd
At least 10 of us women made this old-fashioned dressing to feed over 1,500 people at our church's fall festival. Everyone thought it was wonderful. It's the best dressing I've ever made.—Patty Kierce, Weir, Texas
36-40 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 cups minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 loaves (1-1/2 pounds each) bread, toasted and cubed
  • 12 cups cubed corn bread, toasted
  • 10 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 10 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 5 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine the water, onions, celery, parsley, butter
  • and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until vegetables are
  • tender. In several large bowls, combine the bread, corn bread, eggs,
  • hard-cooked eggs, chicken, broth and onion mixture.
  • Divide among four greased 3-qt. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • Yield: 36-40 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 230 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 424 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.