Deluxe Corn Bread Stuffing Recipe
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Deluxe Corn Bread Stuffing Recipe

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When my husband and I were newlyweds and far from family, we invited friends over for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. I searched for stuffing recipes and combined the best aspects of several to create this one. Everyone liked it, and I still make it for holidays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 6 cups crumbled corn bread
  • 2 cups white bread cubes, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large tart apples, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 326 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 780mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread, pecans and seasonings; set aside. Crumble sausage into a large skillet; cook over medium heat until no longer pink; remove with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels.
  2. Add butter to drippings; saute the apples, celery and onion until tender. Add to bread mixture. Stir in sausage and enough broth to moisten.
  3. Spoon into a greased 3-qt. baking dish; cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes. Or use to stuff a turkey; bake according to recipe. Yield: 10-12 servings (about 11 cups).
Originally published as Deluxe Corn-Bread Stuffing in Country Extra November 1995, p49

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 238386
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"I cut the recipe in half and only used white bread cubes, not cornbread. It was a delicious mix of ingredients that pairs well with pork chops. I added a beaten egg and only used enough chicken stock to moisten the stuffing."

sharonbiggs User ID: 5622551 14784
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"I was surprised how sweet this dressing was, my husband loved it. I did add a little more sage, just because I like it that way. Excellent side dish no matter what meal it's served with."

Plastic_Cup_of_Stars User ID: 3991344 25401
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"Very high-end stuffing. Was a huge hit with my picky boyfriend who didn't even realize that he liked stuffing. The herbs give it a grown-up taste. And the apples and sausage make it a side dish that you can eat all on its own for leftovers. To quote my boyfriend, "This ain't no Stove Top!" No, "ain't." We'll be having this again next year. ;-)"

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