Pat And Gina Neely's Holiday Cornbread Stuffing Will Impress Your Guests

Fri, December 24, 2010 8:30am EDT by Add first Comment

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Bacon makes this savory side dish the best!

Hey, Hollymoms! Every day this week we’re sharing a new recipe from our favorite celebrity chefs that would be perfect to stir up this Christmas! Pat and Gina Neely are the king and queen of southern BBQ and these Food Network stars definitely know their meat and what works well with it. Whether you’re roasting a turkey, chicken, ham or some fish, their Holiday Cornbread Stuffing is the perfect side dish. Enjoy!

Neely’s Holiday Cornbread Stuffing
Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients:
3/4 pounds bacon, cut into chunks
2 large onions, chopped
4 ribs celery, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
2 cups chopped pecans
2 (16-ounce) bags dried corn bread stuffing mix
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 stick butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook bacon in a heavy skillet until crisp. Turn heat down and add onions and celery; saute until tender, about 6 minutes. Add the thyme and sage and saute until fragrant. Stir in pecans.

In a large bowl, add the cornbread mix, bacon and vegetables, and stir in the chicken broth. Add to a 13 by 9 by 2-inch casserole dish. Add butter slices to the top of the casserole and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes then remove foil and cook until top is crisp, about 15 more minutes.

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