THE Best Southern Cornbread Stuffing

The Best Southern Cornbread Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving

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This is THE best Southern cornbread stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving! It's rich, savory and full of flavor without using a ton of butter. This traditional stuffing recipe needs to be on your holiday table! (vegetarian, gluten free option)


  • 1 8x8-inch pan prepared cornbread, about 7 cups cubed
  • 1/2 loaf bread (sandwich, French, whole grain all work), about 7 cups cubed
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 med onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 3/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Cut cornbread and bread into roughly 1/2-inch cubes. Place on a baking sheet and let sit overnight on the counter covered loosely with a towel, to stale, or toast in the oven at 350°F for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add stale bread to a very large bowl with green onion, parsley and thyme.
  2. If it isn't heated already, heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  3. Place butter in a large skillet. Heat over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic and celery. Cook, stirring, until onion and celery is slightly softened, 5-10 minutes. Add 1 cup of the broth and let simmer about 5 more minutes.
  4. Add onion and celery mixture to bowl with the bread. Gently stir to coat.
  5. Whisk together eggs, remaining broth, salt and pepper. Pour over bread mixture and stir gently again. If bread appears too dry, add more broth as needed. Pour mixture into prepared pan and cover with foil.
  6. Bake 45 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 15-20 minutes.


For gluten free stuffing, use your favorite gluten free cornbread and bread.

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