Average: 5 (2 votes)
Active time
25 minutes
Total time
1 hour 30 minutes
Makes 16 servings.


1 cup whole white wheat flour
1 cup whole grain cornmeal
¼ cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 pound turkey or chicken Italian sausage links, casings removed
4 celery ribs, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
2 medium tart apples, chopped
1 cup chopped roasted chestnuts
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon pepper
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 egg white



To make the corn bread:

  1. For corn bread, combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the buttermilk, applesauce and egg whites; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Pour into a 9-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Cool on a wire rack. Can be made up to 2 days in advance.
To make the dressing:
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, celery, onion and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Crumble corn bread over mixture. Add the apples, chestnuts, parsley, garlic, thyme and pepper. Stir in broth and egg white.
  3. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 325° for 40 minutes.
  4. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
Editor’s Note: Dressing can be prepared as directed and used to stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Taste of Home magazine. Visit TasteofHome.com for more stuffing recipes or family-favorite Thanksgiving recipes.


Calories: 120
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Sodium: 460 mg
Carbohydrate: 17 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 7 g

Yield: Makes 16 servings.

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