Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Monday, November 19, 2012

Countdown to Thanksgiving has begun!! Time to stuff ourselves with yummy foods and spending time with our loved ones. This year would be the first year that we won't be having a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving day. My mom dropped the news on us last week and we were like "whaaa?? no turkey?!?! but.. but.. we always have turkey every Thanksgiving!!" Yeah.. long story but we would be eating at a restaurant instead on Thanksgiving day (sniff.. like the Santa Clause movie?). But I took matters in my own hands and decided to throw together a turkey dinner for my family this past Saturday to at least have some turkey even though it wouldn't be on the day of. Good enough right?? Also, this was my first time ever hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the family. So I wanted to make sure I planned a full dinner which in the end came out to be way too much food. hahaha.. That's me! I always want to make sure you get plenty of food than not enough. That would be my fear!! 0_0  
If you follow me on Instagram, you would've seen my dinner plate. haha...

So during my prep for the turkey dinner, I wanted to share my recipe of cornbread and sausage stuffing that I make every year. It's really simple and easy to make! I wouldn't show you guys if it wasn't. ;)

Let's get started..

I cheated.. I use cornbread mix. It saves me time! I usually use Marie Callender's but this time I tried Jiffy mix which Bon Appetit magazine recommended for their cornbread stuffing too! ;)
I make the cornbread a day ahead!! Because the cornbread will be more dense and easier to make the stuffing with. FYI - I used 2 boxes of the Jiffy mix. But it all depends on how much you want to make.
I highly recommend doing this the day before you plan on serving the stuffing. 
On the day of, cut the cornbread into 3/4 inch cubes. 

Finely chop three stalks of celery and one medium sweet onion.

In a medium pan, cook 1lb of pork sausage or italian sausage (which is what I used this time) until browned. 
Once it's cooked, put the sausage into a large mixing bowl.

Add the chopped celery and onion into the pan. Also add 1/4 cup of water. Cook for 10 mins. 
The veggies will soften. Season with salt and pepper.

Once cooked, add the veggies to the sausage in the large mixing bowl.

 In the meantime....

Simmer 1 cup of low-sodium chicken broth..

Finely chop fresh sage.. I chopped four leaves.

Lightly beat three large eggs..

Add the egg and sage into the large mixing bowl with the cooked veggies and sausage.

Then add the cubed cornbread into the mixture. 
Also add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth (should be moist not wet) and lightly toss and mix. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add the cornbread/sausage mixture into a baking dish.
Bake for 1 hour.

It is ready to be served at the Thanksgiving table! ^__^

Serving size: 6-8

You can always make this ahead of time during the day of and then cover/refrigerate until ready to be baked.
And it's your choice to add the pre-baked stuffing into the turkey! But I chose to do it on the side. 

Our table full of delicious dishes - green bean casserole, cole slaw, mac&cheese, roasted veggies, gravy made from the turkey drippings, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and lingonberry sauce including the turkey (post-carved by my dad!). Proud that I was able to get the turkey nice and juicy! Go me! hahaha.. 

Hope you guys enjoy! And let me know, what are some of your favorite dishes for Thanksgiving? 


  1. love this post!!! now i learned a new recipe!!

    The Girl with the Muji Hat

  2. Wow!!! you´re great chef!!! kisses

  3. this look so yummy! great post!

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  4. Sheila, you are a cooking machine. Paula Deen will be ashamed ! It looks so delicious. The best part are leftovers, isn't it? My son is already asking me when am I gonna make some ham? Have a great Thanksgiving minus the turkey.


  5. Omg yum. I cannot wait for thanksgiving!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  6. oooh man you are just quite the little cook aren'tcha?
    i don't know how to make a decent thanksgiving meal :( i really need to learn before i start having kids haha (which won't be for a while anyway)

  7. Mm, looks great!! You're going to have an awesome Thanksgiving!

  8. ooh I've been looking for a stuffing recipe, this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, definitely bookmarking this!

  9. Yummy! everything looks so good. So sweet of you to do that for your family. -Del

  10. i LOVE cornbread stuffing! yours looks so good. i was laughing at the conversation you and your mom had. hahahaha i would've reacted the same way. thanks for sharing your recipe!

  11. Oh my, everything looks SO yummy! You made me so hungry with these pictures, I'm so looking forward to my Thanksgiving dinner! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm definitely trying it!


  12. Wow! This is quite a spread. I could not stop laughing when I read your reaction to no turkey for Thanksgiving! I'll be helping out in the kitchen this year, so after reading this I feel inspired! If you really want a turkey, you should check out my latest post on making "stuffed turkey" cupcakes on my blog. (not real turkey cupcakes, that would not be yummy lol)

  13. in my country we don't have this holiday. but food is amazing:)

  14. Your meal looks so good!! My mom always makes an awesome Thanksgiving dinner, but my sister and I don't live at home anymore. And my bf's family just doesn't celebrate or cook Thanksgiving as festively as my family. lol

    I need to find my passion in cooking! I want to do this for my loved ones! You are so good Sheila!! <3

  15. Hey Sheila, For some weird reason, I thought Thanksgiving was last weekend. Haha. That's why I'm Canadian (never know the exact dates of American holidays) Anyway, your food looks amazing! Yes, I'd be sad too if my mom said that she's not making turkey but we had a really juicy turkey last month.

    xo Jo

  16. it sounds great but i dont eat meat

  17. yummiii :)))

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  19. mmmmmm!!! that looks so yummy! will have to try this one

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  21. It looks really good!!
    Nice post =)

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  24. you're making me hungryy!!! *DROOLS!* I think i can smell the delishious nesssss

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  25. Wow. Your cornbread and sausage stuffing looks DELICIOUS. Plus, it's a very tasty combination too. :) And yes, a Thanksgiving without Turkey is just not the same. At least you were able to throw a turkey dinner in advance. It's a lot better than no turkey at all. :)

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  28. umm yummy post!!

  29. I´m getting hungry! This looks so good!xxx

  30. Looks yummy!
    xo Ally

  31. YUMMMMMMMM that looks delicious!



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  32. Nothing beats good old Thanksgiving and the home cooking :-)

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  34. You're making me hungry! Looks yummy!

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  37. Cornbread stuffing? That sounds like the food of my dreams. Two of my most favorite things EVER.

    I do, however, hate cornbread mix. I've tried the Marie Calender one and I had to dump it because it was just so metal-tasting... did not like. Is the Jiffy one good?

  38. Aww I don't remember the MC's mix tasting metaly (that's not good) but the Jiffy wasn't bad. It was actually more 'dry' so I would only recommend for the stuffing not eating it by itself.. lol

  39. Comfort food in my head :)
    How you doing Sheila...

  40. oh wow, this is soooo yummy!! i wanna make it asap, thanks for the recipe and lovely photos, they're very helpful :)

  41. wow...i would definitely try ur recipe...looks so yumm with all the food in the table :)...and by the way thanks for dropping by in our blog and for the comment...happy weekend ahead!!!

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  42. Oh my goodness. I'm reading this at midnight right now and my mouth is drooling. So yummy! I very much enjoyed this post : )


  43. Wow! It look so yummy! Thanks for sharing!:)

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  46. Yum Yum Yum! Unfortunately, we don't celebrate thanksgiving in our country..


  47. nhammmmmmm! Gonna try this! Thanks for dropping by, follow you! Big kiss, Maira

  48. This looks really good, wish I could cook more elaborated meals like this. I'm a vegetarian though so there's not much for me to experiment with.

  49. I love cornbread a lot and eat it regularly, will give your recipe a try :)

    kisses Pakize (Keke)

  50. Mmmmm, everything looks so good. I'd love to have been a guest at your thanksgiving table! :D

    Jen xx

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