Dressing or stuffing? What do you call turkey’s favorite companion on Thanksgiving? I don’t know exactly where the geographical cutoff line is, but I grew up calling it dressing. I always figured for something to be called stuffing you would want to actually stuff it into something.
Dressing is one of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving spread. It’s probably the most uniquely “holiday” dish that we eat. We eat dressing on Thanksgiving and Christmas and that’s about it for the year. We may get lucky and have it for Easter too, but that’s not a guarantee. Jim’s mom makes incredible dressing, definitely the more traditional variety. Some people like oysters in their dressing, but that makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.
My favorite dressing right now is this sweet and spicy chorizo dressing. It has more flavor and character than any dressing I’ve ever had. It’s just amazing. It smells sooooooo good when it’s cooking too. Sweet and spicy chorizo, sweet cornbread and loads of veggies make this a winner.
- 1 box Jiffy cornbread, prepared according to directions
- 1 lb chorizo sausage (the fresh kind, not the dried/cured kind)
- 1/2 onion, finely diced
- 1/2 C diced mushrooms
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 med carrot, diced
- 1/2 C grated parmesan (or cotija) cheese
- 1/2 C low-sodium chicken stock
- 1/4 C green onions, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Remove chorizo from any packaging and sautee over med-high heat for 5 minutes.
- Add vegetables and sautee for another 7 minutes.
- In a baking dish, combine the chorizo mixture and the crumbled cornbread. Add up to 1/2 C chicken stock on top of the dressing so that it's slightly moist.
- Bake for 12 minutes, or until dressing is hot and starting to brown a bit on top.
- Sprinkle with cheese and green onions.
I hope you’re enjoying our Thanksgiving posts. ICYMI yesterday we posted our wickedly decadent mac and cheese recipe. More recipes are coming each day this week.