Fruited sausage and yam stuffing

October 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A delicious holiday recipe from a busy mom, for busy moms, that kids will love: fruited sausage and yam stuffing.Recipe: Fruited sausage and yam stuffing

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (12 ounce, 16 link) Pork Sausage
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 2 cups fresh, chopped celery
  • 1 package (5 ounces) Dried Cherries
  • 1 can (40 ounces) Yams, drained, and cut up
  • 1 box (12 ounces) Corn Bread Stuffing
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Preparation
  1. In a large nonstick pot, brown sausage over medium heat, turning frequently to brown on all sides. Add reserved liquid from pineapple chunks plus water and chicken broth; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off stove, remove cooked sausages, and drain on paper towels until cool enough to handle. Dice the cooled sausage links into small pieces.

  2. Reheat pot with liquid in it over medium heat adding margarine and celery. Bring to low boil; stir in ¾ package of dried cherries, drained pineapple chunks and diced sausage. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Turn heat off and stir in 2 cups of cut up yams and Corn Bread Stuffin' until well combined and evenly moist.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 11 inch baking dish with cooking oil spray. Spoon Stuffin' mixture into baking dish, top with remaining cut up yams, dried cherries and chopped pecans. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, remove foil and serve.
Makes up to 12 servings and pairs well with chicken, Cornish game hens, ham, pork or turkey.

About Elise Griffith:
Elise Griffith has been cooking for more than 35 years, has studied nutrition, and is the author of two cookbooks: Busy Mom's Lowfat Cookbook (Prima 1997), Working Mom's Fast & Easy, Kid-Friendly Meals (Prima 1999) and the reprinted Working Mom's Fast & Easy Family Cookbook (Gramercy, a division of Random House, 2003). Her first cookbook won the Family Channel Seal of Quality in 1997, and all of her books were translated into Spanish. Another book by Elise, Every Child is a Genius (Prima 1998), was translated into Chinese, Turkish, Thai and Spanish by Random House and sold worldwide. She is the author of numerous food articles as well, and has appeared on television in cooking segments. She is currently working on a project involving easy, low-cost, healthy meals that are diabetic-friendly.

For more information about Elise, her book and more recipes go to: www.coastalcookingonline.com


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