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This recipe for Easy Homemade Cornbread Stuffing is the perfect addition to most any holiday meal.
I like that this stuffing is easy to make too!
Easy Homemade Cornbread Stuffing
A classic southern inspired side dish recipe.
This stuffing goes great with or without gravy!
Did you see my recipe for Spinach Stuffed Turkey Breast?
That stuffed turkey breast is another great idea for the holiday season.
This stuffing recipe would go great when served beside that turkey breast too!
This stuffing can be served in a baking dish. You can find holiday themed baking dishes here.
You may be wondering what is the difference between cornbread stuffing and cornbread dressing.
I am one of those people who have wondered about this too as people seem to use the terms interchangably.
Stuffing has always been my go-to term for this dish.
Some folks argue that there is a difference between cornbread stuffing and cornbread dressing.
That difference has to do with how the dish is prepared.
However, in my opinion, the main difference between stuffing and dressing has to do with where you live and what they call it there (if you live in the southern U.S. you are more likely to call this dish dressing).
People ask what is stuffing usually made of too.
Stuffing is usually intended to be that bread-based side dish that is served with turkey.
The stuffing is intended to complement the turkey in both flavor and texture.
Like with the holiday turkey, stuffing is often intended to be smothered in gravy.
Besides bread or a bread product, there are other common ingredients added to the suffing, usually for flavor. Those ingredients include seasonings, herbs, spices, crunchy ingredients such as vegetable, and some kind of fat that binds everything together.
Tips for making stuffing.
Making a successful stuffing is often a balance between dry ingredients and wet ingredients.
If your stuffing seems to be too dry, you may need to add additional butter or other fat that can help moisten the stuffing.
More tips for you
- If your baked stuffing seems to be too wet you can easily dry it out. Stirring in dry bread and then returning the stuffing, uncovered, to the oven for a few minutes may help.
- Covering the stuffing before baking it is a good idea. This will help to keep the stuffing moist while it bakes.
- Stuffing is one of those dishes that can be made ahead of time. You can make the stuffing the day before the holiday and then bake it while your turkey is sitting out after baking for example.
Personalize your stuffing.
Yes, this is a classic southern inspired recipe for stuffing, or dressing.
However, there are ways to make it even more festive.
Try one of these ideas.
- Add some dried cranberries for flavor and a festive touch of color.
- Stirring in some nuts can give both crunch and flavor.
- Serve this as a new dish the next day by stirring in some chopped turkey or other cooked meat.
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About this southern cornbread dressing.
This is a southern cornbread dressing or stuffing recipe.
It contains real cornbread- authentic is preferred.
Also included in this recipe is sage.
Feel free to cut the sage in half if you are not use to adding sage to your cooking.
The celery and onions are also essential to a southern style cornbread stuffing recipe.
Ingredients needed to make cornbread dressing.
- Prebaked Cornbread - 1 8X8" pan baked loaf. Sugar free is preferred.
- Butter- 2 tablespoons, unsalted preferred.
- Onion- ¼ cup diced.
- Celery- ½ cup diced.
- Chicken Broth- 1 cup (canned is okay).
- Buttermilk- ¼ cup.
- Salt- 1 teaspoon.
- Black Pepper- 1 teaspoon.
- Poultry Seasoning- 1 ½ teaspoon.
- Sage- 1 teaspoon.
How to make Easy Homemade Cornbread Stuffing.
Step One: prepare.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Prep a baking dish well for nonstick, greasing the sides and bottom.
Step Two: combine ingredients.
Start by sautéing the onion and celery. On low to medium heat, melt the butter in a small skillet. Once melted stir in the onion and celery. Stir and cook until soft, two to three minutes. Then remove the skillet from the heat and allow the ingredients to cool.
Crumble the cornbread in a large mixing bowl. Then stir in the sautéed ingredients along with the chicken broth, buttermilk, and seasonings. Try not to over-mix the ingredients as they can become gummy when wet. I would use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently fold ingredients together.
Step Three: bake.
Transfer the ingredients to the prepped baking dish. Note that the mixture should not be runny or loose. It should be a little thick instead.
Bake for 20-25 mins until the top begins to turn golden brown.
Serve with or without gravy and enjoy!
Easy Homemade Cornbread Stuffing, a classic Thanksgiving or Christmas southern inspired side dish recipe that tastes great!
Easy Homemade Cornbread Stuffing
- Prebaked Cornbread
- 2 tbsp Butter
- ¼ cup Onion
- ½ cup Celery
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- ¼ cup Buttermilk
- 1 tsp Salt-
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 ½ tsp Poultry Seasoning
- 1 tsp Sage-
- Preheat the oven to 350.Prep a baking dish well for nonstick, greasing the sides and bottom. Start by sautéing the onion and celery. On low to medium heat, melt the butter in a small skillet. Once melted stir in the onion and celery. Stir and cook until soft, two to three minutes. Then remove the skillet from the heat and allow the ingredients to cool.Crumble the cornbread in a large mixing bowl. The stir in the sautéed ingredients along with the chicken broth, buttermilk, and seasonings.
- Transfer the ingredients to the prepped baking dish. Note that the mixture should not be runny or loose. It should be a little thick instead.Bake for 20-25 mins until the top begins to turn golden brown. Serve with or without gravy and enjoy!
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