Easy Cornbread Stuffing – Best Ever Dressing Recipe For Thanksgiving or Christmas! (2024)

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This will be the best cornbread stuffing you’ll ever have! Once you try this easy cornbread stuffing, you’ll never make it any other way! Your holiday guests will devour every last crumb!

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You just won’t be able to stop eating this mouthwatering cornbread dressing. Spoon after spoon after spoon of it goes in the mouth, until there is no more stuffingleft. It’s always like that. Yes it is!

Fresh cornbread crumbs are combinedwith butter-cooked onions, celery, garlic and carrots, seasoned with Italian herbs, mixed with the chicken broth in a baking dish and baked to perfection. This cornbread stuffing smells amazing, tastes mouthwatering and there is just something so addictive about it, I just can’t put my finger on it! This is my go-to stuffing for every Thanksgiving, to go along my famous Thanksgiving turkey in a brown paper bag :)

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For this cornbread dressing, you can use either homemade or store-bought cornbread. If you want to make cornbread from scratch, I have amazing easy cornbread recipe you can follow!

I always make this cornbread stuffing in a baking dish, baked outside of the bird. If you want to bake it inside the bird, it will certainly work too!

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There are 3 reasons why I prefer to bake the stuffing outside of the bird. One is food safety – when a large bird is baked with the stuffing inside it, often the bird is cooked through, while the stuffing inside is not fully brought to safe temp, and there is really no easy way to tell when that stuffing is safe to eat. The second reason is that baking the stuffing outside of the bird allows you to make a larger portion of stuffing :) More stuffing will fit into a baking dish than inside of the bird, so everyone will be able to getmore stuffing! And the last reason is that dressingin a baking dish can be made ahead, making your holidays so much easier. Just make the stuffing the day before Thanksgiving, refrigerate it and then warm in an oven or microwave right before serving!

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This cornbread stuffing is extremely easy to make, even the most inexperienced cooks can follow this simple recipe! The easy instructions below break down the stuffing-making process into very easy-to-follow steps.

How To Make Cornbread Stuffing Step By Step

Step 1: Crumble The Cornbread

Crumble the cornbread with your hands. Don’t worry about lack of uniform crumb size :) The cornbread crumble should look something like this:

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Step 2:CookVegetables In Butter

Melt the butter ina frying pan or pot, add chopped onions, celery, carrots and garlic and cook, covered, for 15 minutes, until they are soft.

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Step 3: Mix Ingredients For The Stuffing

In a large baking dish, combine the cornbread crumbs, cooked vegetables, chicken broth and Italian herb seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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When ready to bake, smooth the top with the back of the spoon:

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Step 4:Bake The Cornbread Stuffing

Put the cornbread stuffing in a pre-heated 375F oven and bake for 35 minutes.

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Remove from the oven, fluff with a fork and serve!

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Easy Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

This is the best cornbread stuffing recipe ever! Super easy to make and so delicious, you'll never make your cornbread dressing any other way!

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time35 minutes mins

Total Time50 minutes mins

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Servings: 10 servings

Author: MelanieCooks.com

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.

  • Melt the butter on a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.

  • Add the onion, celery, garlic and carrot and mix. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

  • Put the crumbled cornbread and cooked onion mixture in a non-stick 9x13 baking dish, and stir to combine.

  • Add the chicken broth to the cornbread mixture and stir to combine.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and stir to combine.

  • Smooth the top of the cornbread mixture with the back of a spoon.

  • Put the cornbread stuffing mixture in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.

  • Remove the cornbread stuffing from the oven, fluff with the fork and serve.

Notes

This cornbread stuffing can be made ahead and re-heated in the oven or microwave before serving.

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