Cranberry Walnut Dressing

Cranberry Walnut Dressing | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh Kitchen

This year, try a flavorful, herb-filled Cranberry Walnut Cornbread Dressing on for SIDE!

Cranberry Walnut Dressing

1 lb. ground sausage, mild
½ cup unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried sage
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup golden raisins
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2 Tbs. chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 lb. cubed bread or cornbread, dried or toasted
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,l to taste
2- 3 cups strong chicken broth, divided use

In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, cook sausage until no pink remains and juices run clear; add butter, thyme, sage, onion, and celery, cooking until onions and celery are softened and spices are very fragrant, approx. 10-15 minutes. Stir in raisins, cranberries, walnuts, bread cubes, and parsley; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add broth, gently folding in a little at a time, until stuffing is a nice, very moist consistency. Reserve dressing to stuff into center of turkey

*Note:  Dressing can also be baked separately, if desired.  Simply place dressing into greased baking dish; bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, adding more chicken broth during baking time if needed. Remove cover during last 10 minutes of baking time.

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