Easy Thanksgiving Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so why not make some of your favorite cornbread stuffing for a great meal! The recipe below uses simple ingredients to create an easy and delicious dish that you can put together in no time.

The “african american cornbread dressing recipes” is an easy recipe for stuffing. This recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

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Next week is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Our buddy Karl Engel taught you how to roast and slice a Thanksgiving turkey like a man last year. But, since a guy needs stuffing to go with his chicken, we invited Karl back to teach you how to prepare a killer stuffing that would delight any Thanksgiving party. Pigcasso, an award-winning BBQ squad, is led by Karl. Karl has been on the Travel Channel and the Food Network, so he knows what he’s talking about. Karl gives us the lowdown on how to make his Cornbread Stuffing for Men, a variation on a classic Thanksgiving favorite. Thank you, Karl!

Manly Cornbread Stuffing

Engel, Karl “The Pigman”

(Serves 12 to 15 people in a big batch)


  • 2 Jiffy cornbread mix boxes
  • 1 packet Cornbread Dressing Mix from Pepperidge Farm
  • 1 celery head or bunch
  • 1 sliced medium yellow onion
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Broth or stock produced from chicken (I use Swanson, but it can be homemade or any brand)


Make the Jiffy cornbread mix according to package instructions and set aside to cool the day before you cook and serve the dressing. Clean and cut the celery, including the center leaves. Chop the onion and wilt or sauté it in a tablespoon of butter until soft, then set aside to cool. When the cornbread is cool enough to handle, crumble it into a large mixing basin and whisk in most or all of the Pepperidge Farm Cornbread Dressing Mix. Stir in the celery and onion until everything is well combined. Allow flavors to develop overnight by covering and storing in a cool, dry location.

When ready to cook, combine the cornmeal mix with the chicken stock or broth and beaten eggs, then whisk to fully blend. There is no specific quantity of broth to use, but it should be enough to make the mixture resemble a very thick and course cake batter.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Add enough oil or shortening to cover a very big, heavy pan or two iron skillets. When the oven is hot enough, melt the shortening or heat the oil until it is smoking (watch carefully). Remove the skillet or pans from the heat and quickly pour the dressing batter into them. This aids in the creation of a delectable crust. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Note: Because the Pepperidge Farm Dressing Mix is pre-seasoned with herbs, it provides exactly the proper amount of classic sage and “Thanksgiving” flavor to the mix without requiring additional spices. This is a family recipe that has been passed down through multiple generations. Enjoy!

What are your go-to recipes for stuffing? Do you like to cook the stuffing within the chicken or outside the bird? Leave your suggestions in the comments!



The “southern cornbread stuffing recipe” is a delicious and easy Thanksgiving side dish that has become a favorite of many. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is out of this world!

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you dry out cornbread for stuffing?

A: This depends on your preference. Some people think that cornbread is best when its wet, while others prefer it dry because they like the way the stuffing smells and tastes better with a little moisture in them. In any case, youll need to adjust serving size accordingly.

Why do you put eggs in cornbread dressing?

A: Because when you mix this together, the eggs act as a binder.

How do you make Paula Deens cornbread dressing?

A: It is very easy to make Paula Deens cornbread dressing with a few simple ingredients. First, you will need one cup of yellow cornmeal, two teaspoons of baking powder, three tablespoons of granulated sugar and four cups cold milk or buttermilk. Then, mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl until they are well blended together. Now add your liquid into the mixture and stir it until everything is combined in one pot before setting it on high heat for about five minutes so that the cooking process can start…

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