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Corn Bread Stuffing

Once you taste this Cornbread Stuffing recipe melt in your mouth, you'll never want to make any other stuffing again.
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  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ cup oil


  • 4 cups whole wheat bread cut in ¾” cubes
  • 1 lb. mild italian pork sausage casings removed
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup celery sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 granny smith apples peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cups chicken broth



  • To save time, and to allow the bread to dry out, I like to prepare cornbread a day ahead.
  • Preheat oven to 400℉. In a medium bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, egg, and oil. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 8x8” pan. Cook for 20 minutes. Cook completely and let sit uncovered on counter overnight to dry out.
  • Stuffing
  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Cut cornbread into ¾” cubes. Place 8 cups cornbread cubes and 4 cups whole wheat bread cubes onto a large cookie sheet. Cook for 25 minutes, tossing gently halfway through cooking time.
  • While bread is toasting, scramble fry sausage in a medium skillet for about 10 minutes or until cooked through. Drain fat from skillet and discard.
  • In the same skillet, melt butter and add onions, celery, and garlic. Cook for 4 minutes over medium high heat. Add apples and cook for another 4 minutes or until apple begins to soften.
  • In a large bowl, combine toasted cornbread and bread cubes, sausage, onion mixture, poultry seasoning, thyme, salt, and chopped parsley. Pour broth over mixture and stir gently to combine.
  • Place stuffing in a greased 9x13” pan and cover with foil. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove foil from pan and return to oven for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 433kcal (22%)Carbohydrates: 50g (17%)Protein: 24g (48%)Fat: 18g (28%)Saturated Fat: 6g (30%)Cholesterol: 52mg (17%)Sodium: 1128mg (47%)Potassium: 657mg (19%)Fiber: 9g (36%)Sugar: 13g (14%)Vitamin A: 179IU (4%)Vitamin C: 3mg (4%)Calcium: 204mg (20%)Iron: 4mg (22%)