Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts & Squash

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Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts & Squash

Brussels sprouts and winter squash make this cornbread stuffing look and taste great. You may need to bake two batches of cornbread to have 2 pounds for this recipe—you can even make it the day before.

Yield: 12 servings, generous 1 cup each
Active Time: 50
Total Time: 100


  • 3 pounds winter squash, such as buttercup or butternut
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds prepared cornbread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 12 cups)
  • 1 cup Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 cup currants, raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 fresh sage leaves, rubbed and sliced
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth


  1. Position racks in upper and lower third of oven; preheat to 375°F.
  2. Halve squash, remove seeds and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges (leave the skin on). Spread on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil, rubbing to coat the squash evenly. Roast on the lower rack until soft, 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool. Peel, cut into 1-inch pieces and place in a large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, spread cornbread cubes on a large baking sheet. Toast on the upper rack until crisp around the edges, about 20 minutes. Add to the bowl with the squash.
  4. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and cook until barely tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again and add to the bowl. Add currants (or raisins or cranberries), pecans, chives, parsley and sage. Add broth and stir until the liquid is absorbed. Spoon into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
  5. Bake the stuffing until heated through, 45 to 55 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3. Cover and refrigerate the roasted squash for up to 2 days. Store the toasted cornbread uncovered at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • Easy cleanup: To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you bake.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 340
fat 15 g (2 g sat, 9 g mono)
cholesterol 24 mg
carbohydrates 48 g
protein 8 g
fiber 6 g
sodium 458 mg
potassium 538 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin A (162% daily value), Vitamin C (30% dv), Folate & Calcium (20% dv), Iron & Magnesium (17% dv), Potassium (15% dv)

Carbohydrate Serving 3

Exchanges 2 starch, 1 fruit, 3 fat

From EatingWell November/December 2011