Chestnut and Sausage Stuffing Recipe

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Chestnut and Sausage Stuffing
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  1. Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 2 1/2- to 3-quart shallow baking dish.
  2. Spread bread cubes in a large shallow baking pan (1 inch deep) and bake in lower third of oven until completely dry, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack 10 minutes. (Leave oven on.)
  3. While bread bakes, cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat, stirring, until crisp, about 10 minutes, then transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.
  4. Pour off and discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat from skillet, then sauté onions in fat over moderately high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add celery and sauté, stirring, 3 minutes, then transfer vegetables to bowl with bacon.
  5. Cook sausage and liver (if using) in skillet, stirring and breaking up sausage with a fork, until meat is no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes, then transfer with slotted spoon to onion mixture.
  6. Pour off any remaining fat from skillet. Add Cognac (off heat), then deglaze skillet by simmering over moderate heat, stirring and scraping up any brown bits, 1 minute, and add to sausage mixture.
  7. Increase oven temperature to 375°F.
  8. Soak bread cubes in half-and-half in a bowl, tossing frequently, until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Gently squeeze excess liquid from bread, then stir bread into sausage mixture, discarding remaining half-and-half. Stir together stock and eggs and add to stuffing, then stir in chestnuts, herbs, salt, and pepper until combined well.
  9. Transfer stuffing to baking dish and cover with foil, then bake in upper third of oven 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake until top is crisp, about 20 minutes more.
  10. Cooks' notes: ·Bread can be dried 1 week ahead and kept in a sealed plastic bag at room temperature. ·Stuffing can be assembled (but not baked) 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before baking.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1267.97 Kcal (5309 kJ)
Calories from fat 302.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.65g 52%
Cholesterol 152.5mg 51%
Sodium 13912.24mg 580%
Potassium 4207.83mg 90%
Total Carbs 90.42g 30%
Sugars 5.84g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Protein 117.6g 235%
Vitamin C 28.8mg 48%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 26%
Iron 33.3mg 185%
Calcium 144.7mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 16.72 Kcal (70 kJ)
Calories from fat 3.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.44g 52%
Cholesterol 2.01mg 51%
Sodium 183.45mg 580%
Potassium 55.48mg 90%
Total Carbs 1.19g 30%
Sugars 0.08g 23%
Dietary Fiber 0.04g 13%
Protein 1.55g 235%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 48%
Iron 0.4mg 185%
Calcium 1.9mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 27.5
  • 29

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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