Cornbread Sage and Onion Stuffing
Cornbread Sage and Onion Stuffing (or dressing) is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. Delicious cornbread is mixed with onion, celery and fresh sage, chicken stock is added, then baked to achieve a crispy crunchy top.
Remember the sage cornbread recipe from an earlier post? Here’s the cornbread, sage and onion stuffing it was transformed into.
I have to caution you. If you make the stuffing from the sage cornbread, keep in mind it already has sage in it so I advise only using 1 tablespoon of fresh sage instead of 2.
Why is it called stuffing? If it baked is inside the turkey, it is stuffing. If it is made outside the turkey (like this recipe) it is dressing. This is just what people know. I’m not splitting hairs here. I have called this stuffing since I could speak. I have called it dressing to some people and look at me sideways (they think I’m talking about a salad dressing). So for ease and because it’s what everyone knows, I call it stuffing.
I am not the cranberry eater in the family. For me, the cornbread stuffing adds just enough sweetness and mixed with the onions and earthiness of the sage for me it’s the best dish on the table. But I do have a fabulous and fresh Quick Cranberry Orange Sauce for you cranberry fans. Picture below.
I have been known to eat way too much of it before it reaches the table, which is silly on my part because then I’m not hungry for my Thanksgiving dinner. I can’t help it, I love my stuffing that much.
Pan size: This recipe fits a 7 x 9 inch/18 x 23 cm (1.5 quart) rectangle casserole dish. A 9 x 5 inch/23 x 13 cm, or 8 x 8 inch/20 x 20 cm square dish would also work.
Can you make cornbread dressing the day before? Yes! I highly recommend this as it is one less thing you have to prepare. Just make the recipe, transfer to a casserole dish, cover and refrigerate. When you need it, bake per the recipe, 350°F/180°C. for 20-25 minutes.
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