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Best-Ever Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"Everyone always asks for this stuffing for Thanksgiving."
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9 h 10 m servings 480
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. The day before you want to make the stuffing, bake the corn bread mix according to package directions, remove it from the pan, cover lightly with a cloth, and leave it to dry overnight. Tear the bread into pieces and leave it out overnight to dry.
  2. About 1/2 hour before serving, preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
  3. Place the sausage into a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the sausage, breaking it up as it cooks, until the meat is browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the celery and onion, and cook until the onion is translucent, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Stir in the sage.
  4. Tear up and crumble the corn bread into a large bowl. Break the bread apart into 1/2-inch pieces, and lightly mix it with the corn bread. Pour in the melted butter, stir to combine, and lightly mix in the sausage mixture.
  5. Whisk the chicken broth with the eggs, and stir into the corn bread mixture. Place the stuffing into the prepared baking dish, cover with foil, and bake in the preheated oven until the stuffing is cooked through and hot, about 30 minutes. Uncover the dish and return to the oven to bake until the top is lightly browned, about 10 more minutes.


  • Cook's Note
  • Planning tip: Bake cornbread and tear up white bread 2 days ahead. Leave out loosely covered overnight. Slice celery and chop onion up to 2 days ahead, bag and refrigerate. Make stuffing up to the baking step up to 1 day ahead, and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before baking.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 480 calories; 28.9 39.2 15.2 107 1425 Full nutrition

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This is the BEST EVER! I followed the recipe exactly, and found it to be different in cooking time- mine took about an hour, and it didn't fit in a 1.5 qt. dish, but it took a 2.5 qt dish! Other...

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This was very dry and had little flavor.

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This is the BEST EVER! I followed the recipe exactly, and found it to be different in cooking time- mine took about an hour, and it didn't fit in a 1.5 qt. dish, but it took a 2.5 qt dish! Other...

This is our family's favorite stuffing - I double the bread and use 2 pounds of mild pork sausage for a big turkey. We never have enough leftovers!

I made this for my husband's Thanksgiving dinner at work. It was very good and my husband said this is the best stuffing he has ever had. He also received a lot of compliments from his co-work...

Yummy! I am pretty partial to our traditional stuffing, but I tried this one since it had cornbread and so does my traditional...I don't know if this will replace mine ( our family doesn't do c...

I made this stuffing for Thanksgiving and was delicious. I chose to make this recipe over other sausage stuffings since it called for egg and chicken stock. I feel this helped the stuffing stay ...

I tried making a cornbread stuffing years ago and failed miserably so I was hesitant to try this one. But I have to say it turned out to be the best stuffing I ever made. The spicy sausage mello...

followed directions, no modifications. fantastic!!!!!

I made the recipe exactly as it states. We had 19 for dinner. There were no prisoners. By far the best stuffing ever......Note: I wasn't sure about the hot sausage. It isn't hot at all. It...

DELICIOUS! Very simple to put together and the flavors blend beautifully. Made exactly as written and assembled the day before and just baked it before dinner. Will make again! Thanks for sharin...