Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Crumbled sausage gives classic stuffing a fun makeover. Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing is simple, yet impressive, savory, and soon to be everyone’s favorite holiday dish.

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Which part of Thanksgiving dinner do you look forward to the most? For me, it’s the gravy (I love a good Southern style turkey gravy) and the stuffing!

As a kid stuffing looked unappetizing, which I definitely get. Onions, celery — eew green stuff too —my littles ones say the same thing. Only my oldest (who’s 8) is up for trying new foods without complaint. And I have to say, I feel so blessed to have such an adventurous eater. She loves stuffing too.

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

As an adult, I love trying new foods. And stuffing is one of those dishes you can make in so many different ways. It’s fun to experiment cause you never know when you’ll stumble upon your new favorite way to make stuffing.

On Thanksgiving, I tend to stick to an old family favorite recipe — a simple Southern style stuffing. It’s so soft and delicious! Plus, it’ll always remind me of family.

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

But who says you can only eat stuffing on Thanksgiving? A lot of people make it for Christmas too. And, for that matter, who says you have to limit stuffing to holidays? There’s no rule book! So I say, why not enjoy stuffing through the chilly months. It’s a wonderfully tasty classic comfort food and the perfect side to pork and chicken.

I discovered this Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing a few years ago. I was looking for a side dish for pork chops and the recipe sounded amazing! Fresh cornbread (yum!), crumbed sausage pieces (yes please!) plus the key ingredients — onions, celery, stock and the all time classic stuffing seasoning – sage!

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

I was so pleased at the result I make this sausage cornbread stuffing every fall. Just as the weather begins to cool, the rainy days make frequent returns, and homey dishes call to so many of us.

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing is a perfect savory complement to pan fried pork chops and mashed sweet potatoes. It also goes great with chicken, and of course turkey. 🙂

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! Enjoy!

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

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Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing
Crumbled sausage gives classic stuffing a fun makeover. Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing is simple, yet impressive, savory, and soon to be everyone’s favorite holiday dish.
Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing
Course Dinner, Holiday, side dish
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dinner, Holiday, side dish
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Crumble corn bread and place on baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  4. Cook sausage, celery and onion in a large skillet oven medium-high heat about 10 minutes or until sausage is cooked and the onions are translucent.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, remove meat and veggies and add to a large mixing bowl.
  6. Add cornbread, seasonings, broth, egg and pecans. Mix together.
  7. Grease a 2 quart baking dish with butter. Add stuffing and cover with foil.
  8. Bake 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 minutes more, until heated thoroughly.
Recipe Notes
  • I usually make homemade cornbread for this stuffing. I most often use a simple recipe from Betty Crocker.
  • Alternatively, during the holidays you can find corn bread in the bakery. An alternate to the sage, thyme, rosemary and nutmeg is poultry seasoning. Use 1 teaspoon.
  • Adapted from Jimmy Dean Sausage Cornbread Stuffing.

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with my children is one of the most heart warming and cherishing memories. My little ones especially enjoy cooking with me during the holidays. All the special meals, comfort food and sweets is exciting, who wouldn’t want to be a part of it? 🙂

Recently we started using kid knives by Foost. The company makes toddler and school age kid knives. My kids love using these knives because of the independence they get in the kitchen. After all, they can do it all by their selves, as I’m often reminded. 🙂

My son (he’s 3) used his knife to cut the celery for the stuffing. He cut rather large pieces, but he did it all on his own. He was so excited! It’s great to see a child excited about vegetables. 🙂

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Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing
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5 comments on “Homestyle Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

  1. I think it is the stuffing and and all the extras that makes the roast turkey dinner special. The turkey itself is almost incidental. I like to make several stuffings, this is a bit different to my unusual so i might give it a try this year. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

  2. This sounds delicious! I do love homemade stuffing at Christmas and when we’re at home I make a sage, onion and sausagemeat stuffing. Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

  3. Ooh – love this idea for stuffing. I must admit stuffing is one of those things I only usually make at Christmas (No Thanksgiving here – shame, as it sounds like an awesome holiday! Quite tempted to adopt it), but then wonder why as it’s such a lovely accompaniment to a roast meal. Must make it more often!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 Eb x

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