Bacon Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

a casserole dish sitting on top of a white marble table with a wooden spoon dipped in filled with bacon cranberry cornbread stuffing with candied pecans, cranberries and chopped parsley on top

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The perfect addition to your Turkey Day table, this Bacon Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing might steal the show!



For the cornbread base:

For the stuffing mixture:

  • 10 ounces bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley

For the maple butter pecans:


For the cornbread base:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Pour in buttered (or oiled) cast iron skillet or 8-9” cake pan.
  4. Bake 30 minutes – check with toothpicks after 20 minutes.  Remove from oven when toothpick is clean.  Some ovens are hotter than others, so baking time may vary.

For the stuffing mixture:

  1. In a large pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Then remove the bacon and drain all but 1 tablespoon of the fat.  Roughly chop the bacon, then set aside.
  2. Add butter to the pan, then cook the onion, celery, and garlic until soft.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, break up the already baked and cooled cornbread into small chunks, then stir in the onion mixture, chopped bacon, broth, eggs, cranberries, and seasonings (except for parsley).
  4. Put the stuffing mixture back into a your desired baking dish in an even layer (see notes for options).
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. While the stuffing is baking, in a medium mixing bowl, stir together the honey and butter, then toss to coat the pecans. Spread the pecans on top of the stuffing and return to the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve!


**To save on dishes, your cornbread, bacon, veggies, and finished stuffing mixture can all be cooked in the same dish –  we love time savers!**

Keywords: holiday, gluten free, nighshade free, freezer friendly, casserole