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Pecan-Cornbread Dressing

Plenty of pecans and bacon give this stuffing a unique flavor, while using a packaged mix cuts down on the preparation time. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) cornbread 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 cornbread mixture along with pecans, salt, pepper and bacon; mix well.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. casserole. Cover and bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 404 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 1035mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • I_Fortuna
    Oct 12, 2017

    Great recipe. We have and had pecan trees in the past. Texas is full of pecans. The green onions are a nice touch.

  • stacycmeade
    Dec 28, 2009

    Wonderful, very tasty, my husband's favorite!