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Who says a Thanksgiving stuffing recipe has to be dominated by the bread? Check out this veggie-packed healthy stuffing, with 4 cups of Brussels sprouts topping the list. Chorizo adds some piquant flavor, in this case a zesty chile-pepper-and-vinegar kick found in the Mexican version of the sausage, but quite frankly you won't go wrong using any type of fresh, spicy sausage.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November 2019


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45 mins
1 hr 15 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Spread bread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until it feels dry, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook chorizo in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl with a slotted spoon.

  • Add oil, Brussels sprouts, celery and onion to the drippings in the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in apples, sage and thyme; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup broth, scraping up any browned bits.

  • Add the vegetable mixture, the bread and chestnuts to the bowl with the chorizo; gently stir to combine. Add the remaining 2 cups broth and salt and stir until evenly moistened.

  • Transfer the stuffing to the prepared pan and press down on it with the back of a spoon. Dot with butter. Bake until the stuffing is crispy on top, 30 to 40 minutes. Garnish with celery leaves, if desired.


To make ahead: Dry bread (Step 2) up to 4 days ahead and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
226 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 21.6g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 5.8g; fat 12.6g; saturated fat 3.5g; cholesterol 16.6mg; vitamin a iu 504IU; vitamin c 21.1mg; folate 42.9mcg; calcium 47mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 30.7mg; potassium 267.2mg; sodium 314.2mg.