Sage and Cornbread Stuffing Recipe


  • 4 cups white bread, cut into cubes
  • 4 cups cornbread, crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup carrots, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup button or cremini mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup sage leaves, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2-3 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Heat the oven to 300 degrees. Place the bread cubes and crumbled cornbread in a shallow roasting pan or on a cookie sheet. Toast the bread for 10 minutes. Set aside.

Heat the butter or olive oil over low heat in a large sauté pan. Sweat the onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms and garlic until tender. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, combine the breads, vegetables, sage and pecans. Add enough chicken stock to moisten the bread without making it too soggy. Season with salt and pepper.

Use this mixture to stuff a turkey, or bake in an ovenproof dish for 30 minutes.

Sage Shopping Tip

Keep both fresh herbs and dried herbs on hand. Dry herbs will last a long time, while fresh herbs have a short shelf-life.

Sage Cooking Tip

If you want the flavor of herbs in your food without the actual pieces, wrap them in cheese cloth and cook; discard before eating.