Grandma’s Soulful Cornbread Stuffing: A Nostalgic Family Recipe

Nov 13, 2023 | Baking & Bread


Prep Time

Cooking Time

15 minutes
40 minutes

Cornbread Stuffing Ingredients


– 6 cups crumbled cornbread
– 1 large onion, finely chopped
– 3 celery stalks, diced
– 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon dried sage
– 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
– Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Cornbread Stuffing Cooking Instructions


1. Set the stage: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Find your favorite apron, tie it around your waist, and let the nostalgia begin.

2. Sauté the aromatic duo: In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chopped onions and diced celery, and sauté until they become beautifully golden and fragrant. This step sets the foundation for flavor, so take your time and enjoy the process.

3. Herb it up: Sprinkle in the minced garlic, dried thyme, sage, rosemary, salt, and black pepper. Stir everything together and let the herbs mingle with the sautéed goodness for about a minute. Ah, the aroma! It’s a symphony of flavors, each note evoking memories from family gatherings.

4. Cornbread crumble dance: In a large mixing bowl, combine the crumbled cornbread and the sautéed onion-celery mixture. Be generous with your tossing and turning, ensuring the flavors are evenly distributed and every piece of cornbread is coated in savory goodness.

5. Moisture magic: Slowly pour the chicken or vegetable broth over the cornbread mixture. This moisture ensures your stuffing doesn’t end up dry and bland. Remember, Grandma’s stuffing was always moist and oh-so-satisfying!

6. Bake with love: Grab a baking dish and transfer the cornbread mixture into it. Gently press it down with the back of a spoon to create an even layer. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

7. Unveil the masterpiece: Remove the foil and let the stuffing bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and delightfully crispy. The sheer anticipation fills the kitchen as the aroma becomes even more irresistible. You can almost hear Grandma’s voice calling you to the table.

8. Serve and savor: Once baked to perfection, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle some fresh parsley over the top for a pop of color and freshness. Serve the cornbread stuffing alongside your favorite roasted meats or enjoy it on its own, relishing in the memories it evokes with every comforting bite.

Cornbread Stuffing

Tips and Variations:

– For a vegetarian twist, swap the chicken broth with vegetable broth for an equally delicious stuffing.
– Add some crunch by mixing in diced apples or roasted pecans to the cornbread stuffing.
– Feeling adventurous? Try adding cooked crumbled sausage or bacon for an extra layer of richness and flavor.

Ah, dear reader, I hope this glimpse into my family’s treasured recipe has awakened your senses and tugged at your heartstrings. Food has a magical way of connecting us to our roots, and Grandma’s Cornbread Stuffing is a testament to that. As you savor each spoonful of this simple yet soulful dish, travel back in time with me, celebrating the flavors that bind generations together. Happy cooking, and may this recipe bring you as much joy as it brings to me.

Cornbread Stuffing

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