"There are two things you'll always find at the Summers' family Thanksgiving table: Julia Child's iconic Cornbread Sausage Stuffing and lively table conversation. A few years ago, I started amping up the spice in Julia's stuffing by adding jalapeño and using chorizo sausage. As the years progressed, I noticed the spicier the stuffing, the livelier the conversation." —Libbie Summers, stylist and author of Sweet & Vicious

This flavorful twist on classic Southern dressing doesn't have to be reserved for the holidays. Made with the heat of chorizo and fresh jalepeno, this side dish has everything you love about cornbread dressing in an out-of-the-box package. The new and unexpected spices of this Thanksgiving recipe will be a delightful upgrade to your table, and you won't regret trying it out. This Southern stuffing recipe brings in toasted cornbread cubes and French bread as the base of the dish, and ingredients like onions, garlic, parsley, and chicken stock bring in the classic flavors that your family loves. The secret star of the dish? Bacon. This beloved ingredient gives salt to your Chorizo-and-Cornbread Dressing.

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