Cornbread Stuffing Recipes
Cornbread stuffing recipes go with so many different entrees that it's a wonder you're not making it with every meal. Whether it's friend chicken, turkey, roast chicken, or pork, cornbread stuffing is perfect for all of those and more. Cornbread stuffing is technically considered a dressing in most cases, when you make it separate. It dresses the protein as a relish and side. You typically don't want to cook cornbread stuffing within the cavity of poultry for a few reasons. Stuffing can be hard to cook properly unless you have a lot of experience roasting and baking the birds. Incorrectly cooked poultry can lead to food illnesses because of cross contamination. Cooking a bird with stuffing inside can also result in uneven cooking throughout the meat. It's hard enough to roast poultry properly, so make it easy on yourself.
- Classic cornbread stuffing. This is the stuffing that you expect grandma to show up with every year. It's not anything particularly complicated. Just put crumbled cornbread together with butter, celery, onions, sage, salt, and pepper in with an egg binder. Throw it in the oven at 350 degrees until it's golden brown with a light texture, or around 25 minutes.
Sausage, cornbread, and cranberry stuffing. This stuffing combines everything you love about the holiday meal into the stuffing. Crumble premade or homemade cornbread into a baking pan, a half pound of crumbled sausage, and a cup of cranberry. Use sugar and parsley for additional seasoning, and bind it with chicken stock. Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Spicy cornbread stuffing. Want to spice up your cornbread stuffing recipe? All you need to do is take one of the base recipes and jazz it up with black pepper, cayenne pepper, basil, onion, oregano, chile peppers, and bell peppers.
- Southern cornbread stuffing. Cornbread is mighty popular down south, so it makes sense that they have their own style of cornbread stuffing. Southern style cornbread uses homemade cornbread laden with butter, as well as adding even more rich butter as a binder.
- Apple and bacon cornbread stuffing. Bacon goes into everything, and cornbread stuffing is no exception. Adding bacon with sliced apples provide a wonderful contrast. Tart and salty and crunchy combines with the sweet and light texture of the cornbread.