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corn bread stuffing w/bacon

Recipe by
Wendy Rusch
Cameron, WI

Years ago I had corn bread stuffing. Hated it! Even though I love anything with corn meal it seemed. Well, I came across a recipe for corn bread stuffing that sounded intriguing. So, I looked at many more recipes... took what I liked about them and discarded what I didn't. Creating this one!.. Hopefully everyone at the thanksgiving table likes it too. It tastes amazing!!!

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For corn bread stuffing w/bacon

  • 1 pkg
  • 1 9x13 pan
    corn bread, your favorite recipe, cubed
  • 7ish c
    dense white bread, cubed. french bread works great
  • 2 md
    sweet onions, chopped
  • 5 ribs
    celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    rubbed sage
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/2 c
  • 4
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground pepper
  • 3-4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted

How To Make corn bread stuffing w/bacon

  • 1
    Toasting bread cubes. Heat oven to 425. Spread half cubes out onto 1/2 sheet pan or jelly roll pan. Bake 15 min or until golden. Repeat with remaining bread cubes. Set aside to cool. Turn oven down to 350.
  • 2
    Slice bacon into 1" pieces. This works best if bacon is frozen. Fry bacon pieces until just before it becomes crisp. As it will crisp in oven. With slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towel lined plate. Leaving grease in pan. Over med heat, saute onions and bacon grease until onion is soft and celery almost tender, about 5-7 min. Add sage and thyme. Cook 2 more minutes. It will smell so good. Add 1/2 cup butter and cook until melted. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, add egg, broth, salt and pepper. Whisk well. Add cooled onion mixture. Set aside. Place cooled bread cubes in an extra large bowl. Pour egg mixture over bread cubes, gently mix together. Spoon into a deep 9x13 or a regular 9x13 and and an 8x8. Sprinkle bacon over top and bake at 350, covered 30 min, drizzle melted butter over top and continue to bake uncovered for 20 min. Serve warm

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