The pros: Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing is an herby and flavorful stuffing that will remind you of something more homemade. Was ready in about 3 minutes from the microwave.
The cons: Could have had more chicken sausage, if you've lived off of Stove Top stuffing mix your whole life, the texture might throw you on this one. The cranberries in the stuffing are going to be a love/hate type of taste.
The verdict: For $4.49, this is a good choice, but not one that would be served to a large Thanksgiving day/holiday/Christmas crowd. For that you'll need a few boxes which would work out cheaper. Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing Mix would be a good starting point and then add some browned sausage to it. If you are keeping it to one or two people (or because you just love stuffing), then this is the way to go.
The box in the refrigerated section:
The nutritional information, ingredients, and how to prepare:
How Trader Joe's describes it:
What comes in the box:
After coming out of the microwave (sorry, I like my stuffing on the softer side, if you like it crisp, follow the oven directions):
Would I buy this again? I'd actually buy the boxed stuff. Not that Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing was bad, but for the price difference you are paying for the fact of how quick this is ready. It's a solid side dish choice, just small for the price. And no, you don't have to wait for the holidays to enjoy this. Makes for a quick side with say a Rotisserie chicken and Sunday dinner.
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