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Sort of Traditional Sausage and Cornbread Dressing

  • Author: Liz
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


I LOVE Thanksgiving.  I love all the foods, and love having family come together.  I especially love stuffing!  It is my absolute favorite side dish.  This recipe is a standard in our household.  There are thousands of variations, but this one is my tried and true favorite.  It doesn’t call for mushrooms, but you can add them with the onions in the saute’ pan if you’d like.


  • 1 lb pork sausage, either bulk or popped out of the casings
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 5 cups boxed cornbread stuffing mix
  • 3 cups day old white bread, cut into smallish cubes
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbl sage
  • 1 tbl poultry seasoning
  • 8 oz (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups turkey or chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place sausage meat in a frying pan on medium heat, and cook thoroughly, breaking up the sausage as it cooks.  Drain off what fat you can, and scrape the sausage into your largest mixing bowl.
  3. In that same pan, melt the butter and saute’ the onions and celery until tender.  Scrape the veggies into the mixing bowl.
  4. Add the stuffing mix, cubed bread, sage, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, eggs and turkey stock to the mixing bowl, mixing after each addition.
  5. Mix the mixture thoroughly, and adjust seasoning if necessary.  Be careful not to add too much salt, as the broth may be salty.  Stuffing should be moist but not soggy.  Add more broth if needed.
  6. Spray the casserole dish of your choice with vegetable oil spray.  Place the stuffing in the casserole dish, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and place in the preheated oven.
  7. Bake covered for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until nicely browned and crusty on top.
  8. Enjoy!


Take note of the note about salt….the broth has salt, and the sausage is seasoned….hope you love this!

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: stuffing, cornbread stuffing, sausage stuffing, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holidays