Blue Cornmeal Chorizo Stuffing

Stuff your holiday turkey with a Tex-Mex stuffing. Chorizo sausage and serrano peppers add a load of spiciness to the Blue Corn Bread crumbs.

Start To Finish Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound bulk chorizo sausage or bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • ½ cup chopped carrot

  • 4 fresh serrano or jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped*

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon dried sage, crushed

  • 6 cup coarsely crumbled Blue Corn Bread (see recipe, below)

  • ½ cup chicken broth

Blue Corn Bread

  • ¼ cup margarine or butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cup blue or yellow cornmeal

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup milk


  1. In a large skillet cook sausage, celery, onion, carrot, peppers, and garlic over medium heat about 10 minutes or until sausage is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat. Stir in thyme and sage.

  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together crumbled corn bread and sausage mixture. Add broth, tossing to moisten. Use to stuff one 8- to 10-pound turkey. Spoon any stuffing that doesn't fit into the turkey into a casserole. Cover and chill. Bake, covered, during the last 30 minutes of roasting. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Blue Corn Bread

  1. In a small skillet cook margarine or butter and garlic, until garlic is tender. In a medium mixing bowl stir together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another medium mixing bowl stir together eggs, milk, and margarine-garlic mixture. Add to cornmeal mixture. Stir just until batter is smooth. Pour into a greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Makes 8 or 9 servings when served as a bread.


Because chili peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chili peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chili peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Store cooled cornbread overnight in airtight container before using for stuffing.

The internal temperature of the stuffing inside of the turkey should reach 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
30g Fat
34g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 438mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 38%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 2.5mg 14%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.