Roasted Cornish Game Hens With Sausage Stuffing

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F; spray baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • Remove and discard giblets.
  • Rinse and pat dry inside and out of the hens.
  • Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, cook and stir sausage over a medium heat until no longer pink.
  • Add the onion and celery.
  • Cook until tender, about five minutes.
  • Add stuffing mix, 1/3 cup of water, and 1/2 teaspoons of sage; mix well.
  • Spoon warm filling evenly into the inside of the hens.
  • Blend the 1/4 teaspoons of poultry seasoning with the butter.
  • Rub evenly over the hens.
  • Place the hens in a baking pan.
  • Roast for 1 hour 30 minutes or until no longer pink and thermometer says 180°F Let stand for five minutes before serving.
  • With a knife, split each hen length wise through the center of the breast and through the backbone, cutting just to one side of the backbone.
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