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Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing

Plenty of us will be peeling potatoes and prepping for a big roast dinner this festive season, so why not add something extra to your meal with a few simple suggestions and a delicious stuffing recipe.

– Add some Haynes Gourmet Cranberry Sauce to your gravy, which brings a perfectly mellow sweetness and a little extra spice.

– Glaze your chicken or turkey with the syrup from the Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

– Dress the carrots with melted butter, chopped Haynes Gourmet Green Rings and syrup and a squeeze of fresh orange.

For the stuffing, I used gluten free sourdough, but feel free to use your bread of choice. If you are vegetarian, simply omit the pancetta. The other flavours will work just as well on their own.


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I’ll be back in the new year with some new ideas and recipes.



Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing


  • 115g Smoked Pancetta
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 & 1/2 Onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Sage
  • 1 Orange
  • 150g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 35g Hazelnuts (no skin)
  • 1 Egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4.

  2. Toast hazelnuts for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave to cool.

  3. Heat a large frying pan and add the pancetta. Cook for 2-3 minutes and set pancetta to one side.

  4. In the same pan, add the butter, onions and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Remove from the heat and add to the pancetta. Leave to cool.

  6. Crush the hazelnuts in a pestle and mortar or roughly chop.

  7. Finely slice sage leaves.

  8. Roughly chop 1/2 jar of Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

  9. Add Red Rings, hazelnuts, orange zest, breadcrumbs and sage to pancetta/onion mix and stir.

  10. Add a squeeze of fresh orange juice and as much beaten egg to bind the mixture without it being sloppy.

  11. Shape into balls (6-8), place into the roasting tin and cook for 30 minutes.