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Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

I made this recipe over 45 years ago for the first pheasant I ever roasted—it was a special dinner I prepared to thank a wonderful sister and brother-in-law for all of their help when we bought our first home. To this day, it's a favorite with our friends and family when they come to visit.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 4 hours
  • Makes
    Stuffing is enough for a 12-16 pound turkey or 8-10 (1-1/2 pounds each) Cornish game hens


  • 1 pound mild or hot bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sage
  • 5 cups crumbled yellow cornbread


  • In a frying pan, cook the sausage until done. Remove sausage and set aside; drain any fat. Melt butter; saute onion and celery until crisp-tender. Combine vegetables with bread crumbs, eggs, seasonings, cornbread and sausage. Stuff into a turkey or Cornish game hens; roast according to your favorite recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 426 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 846mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

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