By Devonna Hall
Thanksgiving is around the corner and that means traveling, family time and most of all — FOOD! Thanksgiving dinner is one of those meals you look forward to all year, so it goes without saying that you want your dinner to go off without a hitch. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for so many reasons, however the food is at the top of the list.
I am going to share with you my absolute favorite dish, my mother’s homemade corn bread stuffing. I’m not sure how many calories are in this recipe, but who really watches calories on Thanksgiving?! My husband who eats Paleo 99% of the time can’t resist this stuff. This recipe serves approximately 10-12 people. Before you start making the actual stuffing, you need to make your corn bread, and I mean homemade corn bread- no boxed Jiffy for this recipe! The corn bread can be made in advance and placed in the refrigerator or freezer.
- 2 cups of corn meal
- 2 cups of flour
- 3 tsp. of baking powder
- 3 tsp. of salt
- ¾ cup of vegetable oil
- 4 Eggs
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine dry ingredients together and stir. Combine wet ingredients and stir. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together. Pour mixture into a nonstick pan and bake for 30 minutes or until brown on top. Remove from oven and allow it to cool.
- 4 cups of cornbread crumbs
- 2 toasted hotdog buns (crumble)
- 1 ½ cup of celery
- 1 cup of scallions (chopped)
- 1 shallot
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbs. of butter
- 1 tbs. of Bell stuffing seasoning
- 1 tsp. of black pepper
- 3 eggs
- 4 cups of chicken or turkey broth
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Melt the butter in a sauté pan and add the celery, scallions, shallots and garlic. Sauté the ingredients for about 2 minutes.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray and pour mixture into dish. Bake for 45 minutes.
I hope this recipe is helpful to anyone looking for a new or different stuffing for Thanksgiving. Remember this stuffing can be made in advance, so freeze it and bake it when you are ready to use it. Please feel free to comment and share pictures or anything you tried differently. Happy Thanksgiving!