Ultimate Cornbread Stuffing


Your grandma ain't got no shake on this! Join the click! I know...poppy seeds?! It does, however, make for a visually-stunning dish! You can make this easy stuffing up to four hours ahead; just cover and refrigerate until it's time to bake (just add about ten minutes to the baking time). Add toasted pecan pieces, dried sweet cranberries, or golden raisins for a twist!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
4 cups


  • 2 (8.5 ounce) packages corn muffin mix

  • cup heavy cream

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 strips bacon, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a small square baking dish or spray it with cooking spray.

  2. Mix together the muffin mix, cream, eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, and poppy seeds to make a batter.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and the top springs back when pressed lightly, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely; cut into small squares and transfer to a bowl.

  4. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Add the peppers and onions to the skillet; cook and stir until the vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and add to bowl with cornbread squares; season with marjoram, pour in the chicken broth; mix. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish; cover with aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until heated through, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
25g Fat
49g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 638mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 187mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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