Photo: Thomas J. Story
YieldsServes 12Prep and Cook Time3 hrs 15 minsDry Time8 hrsTotal Time11 hrs 15 mins
AuthorCindy Daniel, Healdsburg Shed, Healdsburg, California

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
1

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

Step 2
2

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

Step 3
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
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
5

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

Step 6
6

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

Step 7
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.

Ingredients

 1/2 cup unsalted butter
 2 cups finely chopped celery
 2 cups finely chopped onions
 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme leaves
 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage leaves
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 teaspoon pepper
  About 2 cups homemade turkey broth* or reduced-sodium chicken broth
 4 large eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

Step 1
1

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

Step 2
2

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

Step 3
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
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
5

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

Step 6
6

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

Step 7
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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