Sweet and Savory Sausage Cornbread Stuffing


I have been making this dressing, minus the sausage, for over 30 years. This year I tried it with Jimmy Dean® pork sausage. The whole family just loved it. The sausage just took this dressing to another level of deliciousness. This will now be our family's traditional dressing.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 2-quart casserole


  • 1 (16 ounce) package Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Sausage

  • ½ cup salted butter

  • 2 cups diced onion

  • 2 cups diced celery

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced mushrooms

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 cups crumbled sweet cornbread

  • 3 slices day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  2. Add sausage to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir with a spatula, breaking apart the sausage until cooked, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  3. Melt butter in the same skillet. Cook onion and celery, stirring constantly, until onion is soft and translucent, 8 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. Season with sage, salt, and pepper. Stir in sausage, cornbread, bread cubes, and chicken broth.

  4. Transfer stuffing to a 2-quart baking dish.

  5. Broil in the preheated oven until the top is toasted and starts to brown, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
12g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 633mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 236mg 5%

* 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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