Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Delicious Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Delicious and Easy Cornbread Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving

"Let our lives be full of both thanks and giving."

November on the East Coast can be translated to a decrease in temperature coupled with an increase in holiday spirit. As a new Boston food blogger, I was excited for Thanksgiving here, and my roommates and I decided to throw a feast. This was a treat because I planned to get more into cooking - especially after seeing my new kitchen! What better time than Thanksgiving to kick off a new cooking era. I volunteered to make the all-so-important stuffing, and discovered a great cornbread recipe to try.

Cornbread Stuffing Recipe Ingredients

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Cornbread Stuffing Ingredients

You Will Need

2 large onions, chopped
4 ribs of celery, chopped
*1/4 stick of butter
4 cups chicken broth
*1/2 pounds bacon, cut into chunks
*1 cup chopped pecans
2 (16oz) bags dried corn bread mix

*Starred ingredients have changed quantities from the original recipe. I used less butter, bacon, and pecans, and more thyme and sage than the recipe called for. 


Prep Time: *1-1.5 hrs
Cook Time: *50-75 min
Serves: 6-8 Servings

*Both prep and cook time took a bit longer than the original recipe claimed. I would allow for this amount of time just in case. 

Cornbread Stuffing Recipe Step-By-Step

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Step 2: Chop Onions & Celery

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Step 3: Chop Pecans

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Step 4: Chop bacon and fry until crisp 
(I chopped after frying but it would be easier to do it beforehand)

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Step 5: Once bacon is crisp, turn down heat and add celery and onions. Sautee until tender (about 6 minutes)

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Step 6: Add thyme and sage. The original recipe only called for 1 tablespoon of each, but I was much more generous with mine. The thyme and sage are the essence of the stuffing spice, so I would put in a lot. Saute until fragrant.

Step 7: Stir in pecans

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Step 8: In a large bowl, add cornbread mix

Step 9: Stir in bacon & veggies, and add chicken broth

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Step 10: Add mix to a 13 by 9 by 2 inch casserole dish. Add butter slices to the top of the casserole and cover with foil.

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Step 11: Bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and cook until top is crisp (about 15-30 more minutes)

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Step 12: Enjoy!

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Boston Thanksgiving Feast

Cute Thanksgiving Holiday Decorations

I found the cutest place settings at the party store near my work, and grabbed a candle from my room for some nice decor. My roommate Ronnie found a darling Thanksgiving tablecloth that just happened to go perfectly with the place settings.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Feast Table

All in all, our Boston Thanksgiving feast was a success. Everyone contributed and we had a great variety of seasonal dishes. From left: green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, biscuits, turkey & gravy, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing.

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I had so much fun with this recipe and it was a hit at the table. I'm inspired to continue cooking new dishes- at least once a week! I'll keep you posted of course. Let me know if you have any dishes you'd like to see on here!

1 comment

  1. Yesterday I made my first batch of Marie Callender’s cornbread mix that i got from Mollie Stone’s Market in Palo Alto Cali. I must say, I was very impressed by it’s fluffiness. Who knew cornbread could be this fluffy? I was so impressed that I visited their website www.mccornbread.com. I am planning a dinner party next month and Roasted Turkey is on my menu so I will definitely try a cornbread stuffing instead of the usual bread crumbs. You know, switch things up a bit.


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