Bobby’s Southern Cornbread Stuffing
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 cups chopped celery
1 large onion, chopped
1 (32-ounce) container reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 recipe Lightened Up cornbread, crumbled (recipe follows)
7 slices oven-dried whole-wheat light bread, cubed
1 sleeve fat-free crackers, coarsely crushed (Saltines, 40 crackers – about 2 cups)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage or 2 teaspoons dried
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Spray a large shallow baking dish with nonstick spray.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the celery, onion, and 1/4 cup broth. Cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender and the liquid is evaporated, about 10 minutes.
Combine the cornbread, wheat bread, and crackers in a large bowl. Spoon the celery mixture over the cornbread mixture. Add the remaining broth, the eggs, sage, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper, tossing to combine well. Spoon into the dish. Bake, covered, until the stuffing is cooked through, and the topping is browed 50 – 60 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 servings (Generous 1/2 cup per serving)
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg
1 egg white
2 tablespoons canola oil
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients and pour into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Per Serving: 134 Cal; 7 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 19 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 71 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 853 mg Sodium; 7 mg Cholesterol
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Lightened Up recipe courtesy Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen
Bobby Deen is the younger son of celebrity chef Paula Deen. Like older brother Jamie, the Savannah resident has helped shape the Deen media empire with a series of highly successful commercial collaborations, ranging from three best selling cookbooks to the series Road Tasted on the Food Network and the award winning Lady and Sons Restaurant in Savannah. On a personal side, he was also named one of People Magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelors in 2007.
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