Bobby's Lighter Southern Cornbread Stuffing Recipe by Bobby Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 90 MINUTES

3 ratings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus 2 teaspoons, divided
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (32 oz) container reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 7 slices oven-dried whole-wheat light bread, cubed
  • 1 sleeve fat-free crackers, (40 crackers or about 2 cups) coarsely crushed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, or 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, for cornbread
  • 1 egg white, for cornbread


Preheat the oven to 350º. Spray a large shallow baking dish with nonstick spray.


Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the celery, onion and 1/4 cup broth. Cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender and the liquid is evaporated, about 10 minutes.


Combine the cornbread, wheat bread and crackers in a large bowl. Spoon the celery mixture over the cornbread mixture. Add the remaining broth, 2 eggs, sage, poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper, tossing to combine well. Spoon into the dish. Bake, covered, until the stuffing is cooked through, and the topping is browned 50 – 60 minutes.


Cornbread Directions:


Preheat the oven to 350º. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, buttermilk, 1 egg, 1 egg white and 2 tablespoons oil and pour into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.


Bobby’s Lighter Southern Cornbread Stuffing


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3 Reviews

Mary 11/25/2014
I have cornbread

I have cornbread that is leftover from Ham and beans. How many cups of cornbread do we use? I know you give a recipe for corn bread but mine is already done.

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The PDN Web 10/13/2014
Hi Carol! Thank

Hi Carol! Thank you for your comment. The recipe has been corrected. Happy cooking!

Carol 10/12/2014
Sage amount is u

Sage amount is unclear...Is it 22 tsps or Tbs or what??? Why would the amount od fresh sage be the same as for dried, as dried herbs are supposed to be more concentrated than fresh.

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