Vegetarian Cornbread Stuffing

A delicious moist vegetarian cornbread stuffing with applesauce, lemon pepper, thyme, and marjoram that goes well with any main dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 cup celery, chopped

  • ½ (16 ounce) package cornbread stuffing mix

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar unsweetened applesauce

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper

  • cup boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a casserole dish.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook until onion is soft and translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Combine sauteed onion mixture, cornbread stuffing, applesauce, marjoram, thyme, and lemon pepper in a large bowl. Pour in boiling water and mix to combine. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until stuffing is lightly browned on top, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you're not vegetarian, add 1 lb sausage to the onion and celery in the skillet and cook before mixing with the rest of the ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 173mg 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.