Prep and Cook Time
3 Hours 15 Mins
Dry Time
8 Hours
Serves 12
Photo: Thomas J. Story

How to Make It

Step 1

Break cornbread into coarse crumbs onto 2 rimmed baking sheets. Set out uncovered overnight to dry.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9- by 13-in. baking dish. Put cornbread in a large bowl.

Step 3

Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add celery, onions, thyme, and sage; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.

Step 4

Add vegetables to cornbread; stir in enough broth until cornbread is moistened but not soggy. Stir in eggs. Put stuffing in baking dish; cover with foil.

Step 5

Bake stuffing 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until crisp on top, 25 to 30 minutes more.

Step 6

*Follow recipe for Easy Chicken Broth at, with chicken or turkey bones.

Step 7

Make ahead: Through step 1, up to 2 days (transfer dry crumbs to a container), or through step 4, up to 1 day, chilled; bake, covered (step 5), 45 minutes before uncovering.

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