Slow-Cooker Chorizo, Pecan and Cheddar Stuffing

Slow-Cooker Chorizo, Pecan and Cheddar Stuffing

Highly seasoned pork sausage and corn bread crumbs add a southwestern twist to traditional stuffing, and the slow cooker makes it fuss-free!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

3:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

1
pound chorizo sausage, casing removed and crumbled or 1 pound bulk chorizo sausage
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
3
medium celery stalks, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
package (16 ounces) seasoned cornbread stuffing crumbs (5 3/4 cups)
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
1
cup pecan halves, toasted
  1. Cook sausage, onion and celery in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Place sausage mixture, stuffing crumbs, butter, sage and pepper in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Pour broth over mixture; toss to combine. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes. Gently stir in cheese and pecans.
  3. Serve stuffing, or keep warm in slow cooker up to 1 hour. Or use this recipe to stuff Southwestern Turkey or one 12- to 14-pound turkey. See the Variation in Tips from the Kitchens.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Instead of cooking the stuffing in the slow cooker, use this recipe to stuff any 12- to 14-pound bird. After making the stuffing mixture, stuff and bake turkey as directed in the turkey recipe. The center of the stuffing must reach 165°F.
Success
To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350ºF oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 365
    • (Calories from Fat 215 ),
  • Total Fat 24 g
    • (Saturated Fat 9 g,),
  • Cholesterol 45 mg;
  • Sodium 1080 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 14 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.