Sage and Cornbread Stuffing

Bring a Southern dish to your Thanksgiving table with this sage and cornbread stuffing…

Sage and Cornbread Stuffing by Nutmeg Nanny

This delicious stuffing is the second entry into the Holiday Recipe Swap that is being run by Jamie of My Baking Addiction and Katie of goodLife {eats}.

Stuffing has always been one of my favorite foods.  My father was in the military and every year we would go to the base for a Christmas dinner.  There was all the normal foods. Turkey, ham, potatoes, beans and of course stuffing. My dad would laugh as I piled my plate high of stuffing and very little of everything else.  I’m not quite sure why I love stuffing so much. Check that. I do know why. It’s bread. I have a small obsession with bread. Basically, if it is bread or made with bread I’m going to love it.  I would not be a prime candidate for the Atkins diet that is for sure!

Now this stuffing was by far my favorite BUT we only had this stuffing once a year. That of course was on Thanksgiving.  It has the perfect balance of sweet cornbread, crunchy white bread and the delicate hint of sage. Word to the wise. Be careful with the sage.  Talk about a spice that can be overpowering! Just ask my dad. One year he was in charge of making the stuffing and it turned out green. I’m not even kidding. Green. Sage green to be exact. To this day that is one of my favorite Thanksgiving memories. Sometimes when I’m around my dad I start singing “Rosemary, thyme and sage” but of course I scream the word “SAGE” and then he laughs and calls me a “smart ass”…haha. He is totally going to kill me for telling this story by the way.  I’m just waiting for the phone call….


I’m also submitting this recipe to Side Dish Showdown on Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice.

Sage and Cornbread Stuffing by Nutmeg Nanny


Sage and Cornbread Stuffing

Yield: 9x13 dish

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 - 60 minutes

Total Time: 65 - 80 minutes


8 slices of toast - cut into cubes
1/3 of Jiffy cornbread - cooked and crumbled
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
1 stalk celery - chopped
1 onion - chopped
1/2 teaspoon sage
Salt and pepper to taste
Chicken or turkey stock

Source: Nutmeg Nanny


Mix all the above together except the broth. Moisten the dressing with the broth until it is moist enough. If you are stuffing a turkey, it can be less moist but if just baking in a dish, moisten quiet a bit. (Don't make it runny but close.)

Bake at 350 until knife comes out clean. It is about 45 minutes-1 hour. You will be able to tell when it is done.

27 Responses to “Sage and Cornbread Stuffing”

  1. #
    joan haber — November 22, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Looking forward to trying this…..not for thanksgiving since my sister cooks dinner, but I will try it soon….

  2. #
    Joanne — November 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Too funny! I am a huge stuffing lover AND a huge sage lover! I will definitely be making this at some point.

  3. #
    marla {family fresh cooking} — November 22, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Now you really have me craving stuffing! Good thing we will be eating it all week. Great stuffing recipe 🙂

  4. #
    megan — November 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I love stuffing and my dad use to always ask for extra sage. Fun holiday memories. Thanks for sharing!

  5. #
    Blond Duck — November 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I could live on stuffing.

  6. #
    Katerina — November 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    We make turkey on Christmas as we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Greece. For stuffing the turkey we use rice with chestnuts and several herbs. I will try this bread stuffing though. We must try new things to old traditions sometimes.

    • willie replied: — November 22nd, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

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  7. #
    Reeni — November 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Sage and cornbread stuffing is my favorite! I eat more of that than anything else too! It’s irresistible!

  8. #
    foodies at home — November 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Oh my now doesn’t that look delish! Stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving by far! YUM!

  9. #
    rebecca — November 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I am with you stuffing rocks and what a fun story 🙂 have a wonderful thanksgiving

  10. #
    5 Star Foodie — November 22, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Excellent stuffing, I love the addition of sage, sounds so flavorful!

  11. #
    Chiara — November 23, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Stuffing is the best!!! And I love cornbread, so this would definitely be something I’d like to try… too bad I’m in a bit of a hurry so I don’t have time to bake my own bread… so I’ll have to use regular bread I guess. Well, I’m bookmarking it for next year!

  12. #
    Barbara — November 23, 2010 at 5:42 am

    I’m smiling ’cause I think stuffing is the best part of a turkey dinner too! Believe it or not, I’ve never made a cornbread stuffing, we always make chestnut stuffing. This recipe sounds wonderful…maybe next year?
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  13. #
    Erica — November 23, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Stuffing rocks. I only have it once a year too….we should treat ourselves more often. I’ve never had a version made with cornbread- I bet its out of this world.

  14. #
    Judy — November 23, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Cornbread stuffing is very popular, especially in the south where I live.

  15. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 23, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Yum… Corn bread stuffing is my favorite! Now I’m totally craving it!

  16. #
    grace — November 23, 2010 at 10:40 am

    all thanksgiving stuffings and dressings should be made with cornbread–i feel pretty strongly about that!

  17. #
    peachkins — November 23, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I haven’t had stuffing..hmmnn I’m missing out..

  18. #
    Heavenly Housewife — November 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Just wanted to wish you and your family a really fabulous Thanksgiving. May you always have much to be thankful for. You don’t mind if I take a spoon full of this delicious stuffing on my way out do u?
    *kisses* HH

  19. #
    Tiffany — November 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I can’t wait until Thanksgiving now! I love stuffing and this looks and sounds so delicious!

  20. #
    Faith — November 23, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Cornbread stuffing is my favorite too! Mmmm, I can hardly wait until Thanksgiving! 😉

  21. #
    Cakelaw — November 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    What beautiful stuffing! I like how you make it outside the bird, liek a side dish – here, stuffing is always made inside the bird.

  22. #
    Shelly — November 24, 2010 at 8:38 am

    It is by far the best 🙂 Enjoy!!

  23. #
    Emily @Cleanliness — November 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

    We’re totally twins. I’m making a cornbread, sausage, and sage stuffing for tomorrow.

    ESP? I think so!

    Happy Thanksgiving, love!

  24. #
    Jordan @ Smile Sandwich — November 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    You had me at “stuffing.” My all-time favorite Thanksgiving dish – and this looks delish!


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