What’s the difference between Thanksgiving stuffing and dressing?
How to make Cornbread Dressing or Stuffing:
Cut the cornbread and french loaf into small, bite-size cubes. Spread the bread cubes onto large baking sheets and leave them to dry out for 1-2 days.
In a large skillet over medium heat and the butter. Once the butter is melted add the onion and celery and cook for a few minutes until softened. Add basil, thyme, rosemary, fresh parsley, chicken broth and bring to simmer.
Add the dried bread and cornbread cubes to a large bowl. Gradually ladle the broth mixture onto the bread, tossing lightly as you go. Gradually add more broth mixture until it’s just moistened. You may not need all of the broth, depending on how moist you like your stuffing.
Layer mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish (OR stuff it inside your turkey to cook, if you’d rather) and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
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- 1 loaf crusty french bread cut into small cubes (about 7 cups dried)
- 1 8x8 pan cornbread cut into small cubes (about 7 cups dried)
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 medium onion , chopped
- 4 ribs celery , chopped
- 3-4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary , chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley , chopped
- salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
- If you haven't already, dry your cornbread and bread cubes. Spread them onto large baking sheets and leave them to dry out for 1-2 days. If you're in a hurry you can dry it out in the oven. Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for about 30-45 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes or so, until the bread is dry and stale.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted add the onion, celery, basil, thyme, and rosemary and cook for a few minutes until softened.
- Add the dried bread cubes to a large bowl. Pour in butter and Vegetable mixture.
- Gradually ladle the broth mixture onto the bread, tossing lightly as you go. Add more broth mixture, just until everything is evenly moistened. (You don't want to add too much broth or it will be more mushy and dense). Taste it and add more herbs or salt, if needed.
- Layer mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
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*I originally shared this recipe November 2013. Updated November 2018.