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Easy Cornbread Stuffing For Thanksgiving

What is thanksgiving without delicious dressing? This Thanksgiving cornbread stuffing is so good and the most perfect side dish!

When it comes to planning thanksgiving dinner, there are a couple things you need to have a really delicious turkey, an amazing stuffing and of course dessert that everyone will love.

The Perfect Cornbread Stuffing Recipe: A Southern Twist on a Classic Dish

If you’re looking to elevate your holiday table with a dish that has both traditional roots and a southern twist, look no further than this cornbread stuffing recipe. Made with a delightful blend of pre-cooked cornbread, onion, celery, unsalted butter, and a mix of seasonings, it’s the stuffing recipe that everyone will rave about.


Can I Use Store-Bought Cornbread?

Absolutely! If you don’t have time to make your own cornbread, feel free to purchase a premade 8*8 pan from your local store.

What If I Don’t Have Buttermilk?

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute it with a mix of milk and a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.

Can I Make This Ahead?

Yes, you can make this stuffing the day before. Just store it in an airtight container and reheat it when you’re ready to serve.

If you are looking for something different this year why not give your traditional recipe a twist and make some delicious cornbread stuffing?

This Thanksgiving cornbread dressing will change the way you look at stuffing forever! It is so easy to prepare with all of the simple ingredients, your guests will be begging for the recipe.

Tips and Tricks

Make the Cornbread in Advance

If you decide to make your own cornbread, consider making it a day or two before you plan to prepare the stuffing. This will give the cornbread time to dry out a bit, which helps it absorb the chicken broth and seasonings more effectively.

Cooking the Veggies

Saute the onion and celery in unsalted butter over medium heat until they’re soft and translucent. Doing so adds an extra layer of flavor to the stuffing.


Add Meat

For a non-vegetarian twist, you could add sausage or bacon bits to the stuffing mixture.

Go Nuts

Consider adding toasted pecans or walnuts for added crunch and a slightly nutty flavor.

Where to Serve

While this cornbread stuffing pairs beautifully with turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, don’t hesitate to serve it with other meats like chicken or pork. It’s versatile enough to accompany many main courses, making it a holiday season staple.


Store any leftover stuffing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If you wish to freeze it, transfer the stuffing to plastic bags, spreading it in a single layer for easier reheating later.

This cornbread stuffing is the perfect side dish for thanksgiving or christmas dinner. If you always wanted to try something new give this recipe a try and let us know what your guests thought of it!

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Soggy Stuffing

If your stuffing turns out soggy, you may have added too much chicken broth. Always measure your liquid ingredients carefully to avoid this issue.

Dry Stuffing

If the stuffing is too dry, it may need more liquid. Adding a small amount of extra chicken broth can solve this problem.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

Kids can help by crumbling the pre-cooked cornbread into smaller pieces. They can also assist in stirring the stuffing mixture in a large bowl. Engaging children in the kitchen is a fantastic way to make them a part of the holiday meal preparation.

Topping Options

For an added touch, you can sprinkle some fresh sage on top before baking. This will not only make your dish look more appealing but also enhance its aroma and flavor.

It’s so yummy and great, that you will likely make it all year round!

We have here a delicious dressing recipe for your Thanksgiving table. Save this one, because you’ll want to have it again and again!

What ingredients do you need for this amazing cornbread stuffing?

  • precooked cornbread
  • yellow onion, diced
  • celery, diced
  • unsalted butter
  • can chicken broth
  • buttermilk
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • poultry seasoning
  • sage, optional 

Super simple ingredients you can get from the grocery store. It takes about 25-30 minutes to prepare, so be sure to schedule that into your holiday cooking.

It’s a delicious side dish that the whole family will love. Serve it with your favorite main dishes for an awesome meal.

What are some more yummy side dishes to try for thanksgiving?

Easy Cornbread Stuffing For Thanksgiving
Yield: 6-8 Servings

Easy Cornbread Stuffing For Thanksgiving

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Looking for an amazing stuffing recipe that will wow your guests? Check out this Thanksgiving Cornbread stuffing?


  • 1 8*8 pan of precooked cornbread
  • 1⁄2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1⁄2 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 8oz can chicken broth
  • 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp sage, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sautee onions and celery in butter until soft, set aside
  3. Crumble the cornbread up in a large bowl
  4. Add in the sauteed vegetables, seasonings, chicken broth and butter milk
  5. Mix well until incorporated (with a wooden spoon or with clean hands)
  6. Grease the bottom and sides of preferred baking dish with olive oil non stick spray or butter Pour the mixture in, it should not be runny or loose, its going to be a little thick.
  7. Bake for 20-25 mins until the top begins to turn golden brown.
  8. Serve with or without gravy and Enjoy

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 61Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 12mgSodium 480mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

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