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

This buttery, moist stuffing is based on a recipe Cindy Daniel of Healdsburg Shed in Northern California got from her mom. If you're juggling turkey and stuffing in one (smaller) oven, make the stuffing first, then reheat it while the turkey rests before carving.

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Easy and delicious

November 20, 2015
This is a tasty, simple recipe. The most laborious thing was the buttermilk cornbread, which i made a day in advance in order to give it time to sit out and dry up. It took all my will power not to dive in to that cornbread cause it was really good. I used a turkey broth i made the day before and that just added some rich turkwy flavor. Make sure not to use to much. Like the recipe states, you don't want to get the cornbread soggy just moist. The herbs give it great aroma and flavor. Next time i try this recipe i might add a protein like ground sausage, but the recipe as is excellent. If you love stuffing like I do you may want to make extra. Enjoy!