Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing

If you are making last-minute preparations for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving meal, you are in luck with this stuffing recipe! I blame my raging pregnancy hormones for my recent carbohydrate and protein cravings, satisfied only by Stove Top stuffing, biscuits, spaghetti with meat sauce, and peanut butter by the spoonful. Surprisingly, I’ve only gained a pound since my last doctor’s visit. Baby K, however, is now a whopping six pounds, seven ounces. Our not-so-little Chunky Monkey is growing and developing perfectly … just three more weeks (or less) till he’s here!!!

What is your favorite dish at Thanksgiving?

My favorite savory dish at the Thanksgiving family feast is stuffing and my mom’s cranberry relish for a sweet ending.


1 pound sausage*
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2-3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
14ozs dry cornbread mix**, reserve 1/2 cup for topping
4-5 Tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess grease. Add onions and a tablespoon of butter to skillet, stir occasionally until the onions have softened and browned. Return sausage to skillet and remove from heat. In batches, add cornbread mix, broth, and butter to sausage mixture. Stir gently to combine completely. Add more or less broth until the mixture is moist. Spoon mixture into a baking dish. Sprinkle remaining dry cornbread on top and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

*Pepperidge Farms cornbread stuffing.
**Homemade sausage processed, seasoned, and packaged by friends in Kentucky. The sausage is not spicy, per se, but it’s definitely got a kick!

This stuffing is soooooooo good. Seriously, how could you go wrong with sausage and cornbread?! There may or may not already be an empty corner in the baking dish from where I scooped out a small portion for tasting purposes.

What is your favorite dish at Thanksgiving?

Husband and I — and Baby K too — wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving and, if applicable, a happy Hanukkah too!

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  1. pinparent November 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    This sounds divine. I love cornbread & sausage.

    • Nicole November 29, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

      The stuffing IS divine!!!!! I like stuffing all year long, so this is definitely worth keeping in your recipe box. Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin November 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    dressing for sure…and my sister’s cranberry jello salad…
    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day!

    • Nicole November 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      mmmmm I love stuffing and cranberries, your sister’s jello salad sounds interesting! HAPPY THANKSGIVING. =)

  3. Victoria at Bienvenido Adventure November 28, 2013 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I’ll have to keep this in mind for next year. We were searching for a stuffing recipe. My favorite part of the meal is tamales!

    • Nicole November 28, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Victoria, this is a super-simple, and very delicious, stuffing recipe! I bet your tamales are oh-so-tasty too!!!!!

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  5. Jess November 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    I’d have to say I;m torn between dressing/stuffing and pecan pie. I could eat either of them ALL the time! Congratulations on your baby as well 🙂

    • Nicole November 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you!!! I used to drive my family nuts because I’d get a piece of pecan pie and only eat the filling. I still don’t like any kind of nut. HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

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