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Cornish Game Hens With Sage Stuffing

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“Fix this for a special dinner to impress your guests or for a romantic dinner for the one you love. You may need to decrease the sage if the stuffing mix already has sage in it.”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 cups seasoned stuffing mix
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 4 Cornish hens

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a roasting pan with foil.
  2. Melt the butter and stir in 1/2 teaspoons salt and pepper, sage, onion, and celery. Cook until the veggies are soft, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the stuffing and 1/4 cup water. Stir until absorbed and cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the hens with the remaining salt and pepper. Fill the cavities of the hens with the stuffing and truss.
  5. Roast until the meat thermometer in the thigh reads 180 degrees, about an hour and 15 minutes.

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