CONTEST WINNER: Cornbread Stuffing

CONTEST WINNER: Cornbread Stuffing


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This delicious recipe is the winner of the stuffing category for our Thanksgiving Recipes Contest! Cornbread dressing with fresh corn and thyme, flavored with celery and onion, and moistened with chicken stock and cream.

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  • 5 C. crumbled corn muffins or cornbread *
  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 2 C. fresh corn kernels (about 2 cobs)
  • 1 C. finely chopped celery
  • 1 C. chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 C. chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 C. cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbs. fresh thyme leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried thyme)
  • 1 Tbs. minced sage leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried sage)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt


Place cornbread crumbs in a large bowl.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium low setting. Add corn kernels, celery, and onion. Saute until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Spoon skillet contents over cornbread crumbs in bowl. and toss to combine.

Whisk together the chicken stock, cream, eggs, and seasonings. Pour over the cornbread mixture, and toss until everything is combined.

Spoon mixture into a buttered casserole dish, and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes, then uncover. Bake 20-25 more minutes, or until golden brown on top. OR, use mixture to stuff a 12–14 lb. turkey, and roast as directed on the turkey packaging.

* Note: You can use unseasoned packaged cornbread dressing in this recipe, but you'll have to add additional liquid (about 1 C. stock or cream) or the stuffing will be dry.

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