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Fruited Goat Cheese Stuffing

 Fruited Goat Cheese Stuffing
This sweet and savory side dish incorporates creamy goat cheese for an unexpected twist on a seasonal favorite. Your guests will be impressed! —Jennifer Coduto, Kent, Ohio
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh marjoram or 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions

  • Place bread cubes in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking
  • pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until toasted; set aside to
  • cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the dates, onion, sage, rosemary
  • and marjoram in butter until onion is tender. Remove from the heat.
  • Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Stir in the onion mixture,
  • cherries, salt and pepper. Add broth; toss to coat. Sprinkle with
  • cheese; toss gently.
  • Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.

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Fruited Goat Cheese Stuffing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until top is
  • lightly browned. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 299 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 10 g protein.