Brussel Sprout, Bacon & Asiago Cheese Stuffing
Updated: Dec 18, 2018
I love this different variation in stuffing! It has a great bite from the brussel sprouts, with the tangy asiago cheese and hearty taste of the bacon. It all mixes together so beautifully and is not too gummy. Truth be told, I have never really liked the stuffing when it comes to Thanksgiving food. However, when I asked my followers what things you were most excited about for Thanksgiving, a lot of you all mentioned stuffing :) Therefore, I was determined to come up with a winner and that is what we have here!
-8 cups stuffing cubes
-6 pieces peppered turkey bacon
- A little over 1 lb of brussel sprouts-- 4 cups shredded brussel sprouts (below are the spices used when cooking the brussel sprouts)
-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
-1 tsp garlic salt
-1/4 tsp ground cumin
-2 cups shredded asiago cheese
-1/2 tsp salt & pepper
-1 tablespoon finely chopped sage
-4 cups chicken broth
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat a 9" X 13" pan with cooking spray, butter or coconut oil. OR use a disposable baking pan like I did, as seen above!
1: Place a large frying pan on stove top at medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and let heat up for 2 minutes. Then add the 6 slices of peppered turkey bacon, place a sheet of aluminum foil over it and cook five on each side 5 minutes each. Covering with aluminum each time, we don't want it completely crisp yet because it will when we bake the stuffing
2: Place brussel sprouts into Vitamix or the blender of your choice and pulse until they become shredded and place the 4 cups into a medium sized bowl
3: Once the bacon is done cooking, place aside on a separate plate
4: Add 1 tbsp of olive oil in the pan that had the bacon and place on medium high heat. Add in the shredded brussel sprouts once the pan is heated. Season with the cayenne pepper, cumin and garlic salt and cook until they start browning. Then put back into the same bowl
5: Get out a large mixing bowl and pour in the stuffing cubes, brussel sprouts, tablespoon diced up sage, cut up bacon and asiago cheese as seen above
6: Crack the 3 eggs into a small bowl and whisk together, then pour into the large mixture above
7: Next add in the salt & pepper and mix thoroughly
8: Once the mixture is mixed thoroughly with the egg, add in the chicken broth to the large mixing bowl and mix all the mixture together
9: Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish and cook for 60 minutes. If it starts to get brown, cover with aluminum foil!
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