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Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing

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This warm, fluffy stuffing has the perfect combination of sweet cornbread, crispy bacon and savory herbs. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing

Do you call it stuffing or dressing? I grew up calling it stuffing, because dressing is for salads. And yes, it’s always ranch dressing. Good grief I’m Midwestern.

You can consider this part two of this week’s skillet cornbread recipe post. If for some reason you made cornbread and have leftovers (what are those?), then you have the fixings for some homemade Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing!

Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing

Standard whole wheat bread and homemade cornbread join forces with crisp bacon to create the best stuffing ever. When it’s fresh out of the oven, the smell of warm sage will make you feel all the feels. It’s comforting, it’s homey, and for me it’s the essence of Thanksgiving more than turkey. 

Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing

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Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing

Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing

This warm, fluffy stuffing has the perfect combination of sweet cornbread, crispy bacon and savory herbs. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

  • Author: Adapted from Martha Stewart
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 skillet’s worth cornbread, cut into small cubes
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, cut into small cubes
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 leek stalk, chopped (can substitute 1/2 a small onion)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread cornbread and whole wheat bread on each baking sheet and bake until dry and golden, about 12-15 minutes. Transfer to large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In your preferred method, cook bacon until crispy. If cooked in a pan or skillet, do not drain bacon fat. If baked in the oven, reserve bacon fat and pour into medium sized skillet.
  4. Add leeks and garlic and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir in celery and cook another 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to the bowl of bread.
  6. Add sage, egg, broth and parsley and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Transfer mixture evenly to dish.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until top is golden brown.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!

Keywords: cornbread stuffing, cornbread and bacon stuffing, thanksgiving stuffing, thanksgiving dressing, cornbread dressing

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Natalie

Monday 18th of November 2019

I love this recipe so much. It uses cornbread and wholegrains. So healthy and so delicious. I will definitely make this for my family. No more unhealthy stuffings.

Sam | Ahead of Thyme

Sunday 17th of November 2019

YUM this looks delicious! I am obsessed with stuffing, but have never tried a cornbread and bacon combo, wow!! I am pretty excited to try it, and just in time for Thanksgiving :)

Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Oh my goodness does this look incredible! You had me at bacon! I can’t wait to try this!

Jo

Sunday 17th of November 2019

The flavors in this stuffing is mind blowing. Sweet, salty and delicious stuffing. I get super excited to see savory stuffing recipes, I love this.

Jamie

Saturday 16th of November 2019

I love recipes like this that combine sweet and savory flavors! Definitely making this for Thanksgiving!

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