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Best Ever Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 1 hour
  • yield Yield: 10-12 1x
  • category Category: Sides
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


The Best Ever Cornbread Sausage Stuffing has a sweet and savory blend of cornbread, Italian sausage, sautéed vegetables, cranberries and herbs, all baked to golden brown deliciousness. It’s the perfect healthy side dish this holiday season!



  • 1 lb. honey cornbread, crumbled
  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dry sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1  cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dry cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using your hands crumble cornbread into irregular size pieces (large, medium and bite size). Spread out on 13×9 baking sheet. Bake cornbread crumbles for 8-10 minutes, tosses halfway through.
  3. Remove cornbread and let sit.
  4. In the meantime, heat a medium skillet to medium high heat. Add ground sausage to the pan and cook until slightly browned, approximately 5-7, chopping up sausage into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon.
  5. Once browned, remove the sausage from the pan and let rest. Then immediately add 2 tablespoons of butter, diced onion, diced celery and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Then add in dry sage, dry thyme and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat then remove from heat.
  6. To a small bowl add vegetable broth and 1 egg. Whisk until egg is scrambled.
  7. To a large bowl add browned crumbled cornbread, sausage, celery onion mixture and cranberries. Pour vegetable broth over the top and toss to coat. Mix everything together.
  8. Add cornbread stuffing mixture to a 13×9 baking dish.
  9. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until slightly browned and serve.

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