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Pecan-Corn Bread Dressing

 Pecan-Corn Bread Dressing
Plenty of pecans and bacon give this stuffing a unique flavor— while using a packaged mix cuts down on the preparation time.
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) corn bread stuffing mix
  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Remove from
  • the heat and stir in stuffing mix; cover and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted
  • spoon to drain on paper towels. Discard all but 3 tablespoons of
  • drippings; cook celery in drippings over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add onions and cook 5 minutes or until celery is tender, stirring
  • constantly. Add to corn bread mixture along with pecans, salt,
  • pepper and bacon; mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 2-qt. casserole. Cover and bake at 325° for
  • 45 minutes. Yield: 8 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 541 calories, 35 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 1,519 mg sodium,

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Pecan-Corn Bread Dressing (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.