Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon and Apples {Gluten Free}

Hard to believe that it is already Thanksgiving tomorrow! This year we have a pretty laid back Thanksgiving because my mom and stepdad are going to be out of town. Instead of our usual 3 stops, we will only have 2…Brandon’s parents and my dad and stepmom’s. I also have family in town from Colorado so I will get to spend time with them on Friday. What are your plans for Turkey Day?

If you are looking for a last minute side dish my Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon and Apples may be just the thing! I used a boxed cornbread stuffing from Glutino. It is already seasoned so all that is left to do is cook some bacon, chop veggies, and throw it all in the oven.

Glutino Cornbread Stuffing

Now I love my mom’s basic stuffing with celery and onion, but this is just a little twist if you are feeling like something different.

Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon and Apple

The bacon adds a little saltiness and a smoky flavor and the apples add a sweet crunch.

Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon and Apple

What are your favorite Thanksgiving sides?

Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon and Apple

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO,

Jess

Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon and Apples {Gluten Free}
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small honeycrisp apple, cut into small cubes
  • 5 slices thick cut, smoked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 - 8 oz box cornbread stuffing
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prep veggies and set aside.
  3. Cut bacon into small pieces and cook in a frying pan until crisp.
  4. Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  5. Reserve 1 tbsp of the bacon grease in the pan. Add 2 tbsp butter and heat to medium.
  6. Add the onions, celery, and apples to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes until onions start to look soft.
  7. Remove from heat and add to a large mixing bowl with cornbread stuffing.
  8. Add 2 cups chicken stock to the bowl and stir to combine. If it still looks too dry you can add a little bit more stock or water.
  9. Place to stuffing into a 2.5 quart greased baking dish.
  10. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Uncover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the top start to look brown and crisp. You can adjust the time based on your desired crispness.

 

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