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Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing - A Family FeastRaise your hand if you’ve ever totally – and completely – ruined a dish that you prepared for your Thanksgiving dinner?!Unfortunately, I’m raising my hand…A few years ago, I was in charge of making the stuffing for our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. It was a delicious recipe – this recipe for Cornbread Sausage Stuffing that we’re sharing with you today! But – I ruined it because the stuffing stuck to the bottom of the pan that I baked it in – AND the top stuck to the foil that I had used to cover it while baking!Not my proudest culinary moment at all.The stuffing was pretty much inedible and, well, Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing just isn’t the same! But I’ve learned my lesson – and I won’t ever ruin our cornbread sausage stuffing again, thanks in large part, to PAM Cooking Spray!Cornbread Sausage Stuffing - A Family Feast

My husband Jack and I have been long-time, loyal users of PAM Cooking Spray and it’s a kitchen staple at our house! So we were excited to be part of PAM’s Holiday Tips campaign to share some of our own cooking tips using PAM Cooking Spray! PAM is perfect for Holiday cooking and baking because its non-stick and no-residue qualities mean no sticking and burning during cooking. And it also means easy clean-up in the kitchen – so less time doing dishes – and more time visiting with family and friends during the holidays!

Here are a few other ways that we use PAM Spray to help guarantee the perfect Cornbread Sausage Stuffing:

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Spray the bottom of your baking dish or pan with PAM Cooking Spray.

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing - A Family Feast

Before putting the stuffing in the oven, spray a parchment paper cover for extra non-stick protection while baking. (This will prevent the stuffing from sticking to the foil.)

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing - A Family Feast

When you’re ready to brown the top of your stuffing, give it a light spray of PAM!

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing - A Family Feast

This helps the top brown-up to a wonderful golden brown, while also keeping it moist! We use PAM every day in our kitchen – the Original, Baking, and Butter sprays are zero calorie options for cooking, plus they leave up to 99% less residue than using margarine or bargain cooking sprays while still offering superior non-stick results. What is YOUR best Holiday Cooking Tip? Tell us in a comment below and you’ll have a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card courtesy of BlogHer!

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Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 pan of prepared Corn Bread (we used a 7.5-ounce box Whole Grain Corn Bread from Hodgson Mill prepared in a 9×9-inch baking pan; additional ingredients may be required to prepare your cornbread – check box for specifics)
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 stick butter divided
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dry sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup walnuts slightly chopped (leave some big pieces)
  • 2 cups strong chicken or turkey stock
  • 3 eggs beaten


  1. Mix corn bread according to package directions, and bake in a 9×9-inch pan sprayed with PAM Cooking Spray.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Let corn bread cool slightly, and dice into one inch cubes. Place cubes back into the baking pan and bake at 425 degrees for an additional 10 to 15 minutes so that the corn bread cubes brown slightly. Set aside to cool.
  4. Remove and discard crusts from bread and cut slices into one inch cubes. Toss in a bowl with ½ stick melted butter, garlic powder, dry parsley, smoked paprika, and celery salt. Spray sheet tray with PAM spray. Lay out bread cubes onto prepared sheet pan and bake for ten minutes. Flip bread cubes and bake for another ten minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  5. Remove sausage from casing. In a large skillet over medium high heat, spray with PAM spray and cook sausage meat breaking apart with wooden spoon as you cook. Remove cooked sausage and any fat from pan to a large bowl.
  6. In the same pan over medium heat, melt remaining half stick of butter and add celery, onions, poultry seasoning, sage, salt and pepper. Sauté for three minutes or until celery and onions are just starting to get tender and then add cranberries. Cook for one more minute and remove from heat. Add all of this mixture to bowl with cooked sausage.
  7. Add the toasted corn bread cubes and the toasted bread cubes to the sausage and onion mixture. Add the walnuts, turkey stock and eggs and gently stir and toss. Try not to break the corn bread up too much.
  8. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with PAM spray and gently scrape stuffing mixture into dish. Cut out a piece of parchment paper equal in size to the top of the dish and spray that with PAM spray. Place sprayed side down on top of stuffing. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes.
  9. Raise oven temperature to 425 degrees. Remove foil, spray top of stuffing with PAM spray and place back into oven uncovered and brown for ten minutes or more until golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven, allow to rest for 10 minutes and serve.


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  1. My best holiday cooking tip is to plan ahead, writing out a schedule for T-day so you know what has to be done when. You will stress out less as you begin crossing things off of the list.

  2. Divide up the duties so the hostess is not stressed out and can enjoy herself.

  3. My best holiday cooking tip is to plan-ahead and make/prep everything you can ahead of time. I usually made desserts that can be frozen or partially made. Also…lots of wine 🙂

  4. Shared this awesome giveaway on twitter and the Cornbread Sausage Stuffing looks wonderful! https://twitter.com/wonkywonderful/status/403226868876210176

  5. My best Holiday tip, I discovered last year. Reynolds Wrap non stick aluminum foil. It works great when you need to cover anything in the oven and never let’s anything stick to it! Even warming up left overs…….no sticking to left over rolls or cut turkey!

  6. My tip is to plan ahead and cook the day before celebration

  7. My short cut is making cookies in advance and then freezing them, I also tend to do that with scones, fruit pies and pound cakes as well! I also admit sometimes when I am short on time to using ready made frosting.

  8. My tip is to do as much as you can the day before. You can do a lot in advance .

  9. list all of your ingredients for your recipes from your menu to see what you need to purchase, then prep everything you can ahead of time, don’t be afraid to delegate jobs to guests, they love to help & helps take pressure off the hostess. then enjoy

  10. Divide the tasks and do a lot of prepping beforehand. My husband is going to help me out with some of the cooking this year, so that I’m not overwhelmed.

  11. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/403328155114422272

  12. My tip is to shop at Sams Club or somewhere where you can buy food in bulk..it’s cheaper that way.

  13. It’s not original, but my best tip is to have a plan. During the holidays when the oven might get crowded, it’s good to prep in advance and know in what order things need to happen.

  14. My favorite tip is to make whatever I can ahead of time. I love to do a makeahead casserole for xmas day.

  15. get your mom to help you out with the cooking, and dont rush because that’s when you tend to burn things!

  16. planning ahead is a must

  17. cook early and freeze anything you can to cut back time. we make large amounts of cookie dough we deliver to our friends and family and freeze it to cut time.

  18. My tip is to make overnight baked french toast for Christmas morning. It takes little time to put together, but it is still super easy for Christmas morning. Just pull it out of the fridge and bake it!

  19. I like to involve my children in the cooking, I find they do not argue and they are more willing to eat all of their dinner if they helped cook.

  20. Prep all you can beforehand and let others pitch in and help!

  21. Utilize crock pots to keep things that you get done early warm. Nothing like eating cold mashed potatoes. Blech!

  22. prepare all you can a day or two ahead of time to make the day less stressful and you then you can enjoy spending time with your guests.
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  23. my tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/403937062908227584
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  24. I do as much as I can ahead of time.

  25. My Tip is to put out yopur dishes you are going to serve everything in and label them with sticky notes what you are going to put in it. Save alot of time trying to decide what you are going to use when it finished cooking.

  26. Maggie Wallace :

    My holiday tip would be to try and make everything a day prior that is allowed to be made ahead. Have company bring certain dishes to avoid making more and also have your company bring their own drinks they desire. That way you not only will provide something you know they will consume but also not waste money on extra food and drinks that would go to waste.

  27. Yum looks and sounds delish 🙂

  28. Get everything you possibly can done ahead of time so you can relax and enjoy your guests.

  29. One Frugal Girl :

    Create a potluck dinner. This ensures no one person has to spend the entire day in the kitchen.

  30. My best holiday cooking tip is to make ahead as much of your menu as you possibly can so you’re not too pressured the day off and can enjoy your guests and meal more by not having to constantly be in the kitchen!

  31. My best holiday cooking tip is to plan-ahead and make and prep everything you can ahead of time so you can spend more time socializing.

  32. I make stock and cookie dough in a large quantity and freeze it in plastic bags.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  33. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/404477493312094208

  34. I love stuffin………………… looks yummy.

  35. Amanda Hoffman :

    mine is to use non stick pans it will be very useful for washing dishes afterwards

  36. My tip is for baking cheesecake in a water bath. Instead of wrapping with foil and hoping it doesn’t leak, I put my springform pan in a round silicone cake pan, then in the water bath. It works perfectly. Thank you!

  37. Have your man do the dishes. 😉 Or the kids if you’re brave! haha

  38. My tip is the usual – plan ahead and then actually do everything you can ahead of time – and accept help from guests if they want to pitch in. Don’t worry about perfection!

  39. I spray Pam on wax paper and lay that on top of a bowl of dough that’s rising. Then it won’t stick if it rises up to the paper.

  40. I always meal plan, make sure I have shopping lists and my pantry food checked before shopping.

  41. If you are going to use a slow cooker or mashed potatoes, or to hold a dish keeping it warm – always spray it with Pam!

  42. plan ahead, get lots of help- probably from your mom or husband. Or even your kids!

  43. Don’t try a hard, new recipe for a big party!

  44. With it being so busy in December, I like to cook bigger dinners and freeze them so I can use them a week or two later. That way I can focus on other holiday things 🙂

  45. We have so many Christmas baking traditions- decorated sugar cookies, wreathes made from cornflakes, Chex Mix, etc. 🙂 My best tips are to make double batches and freeze!

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  46. My holiday cooking tip is made and plan ahead. I got many items to bake and give out so I always make those that can last the longest.

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  47. My favorite tip is to do as much prep work in advance, such as chopping veggies in bulk, so they are ready to use.
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  48. tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/411676357047775232

  49. i make a list and i use slow cooker to save time

  50. kathleen keleher :

    My biggest holiday tip is not to stress. Take your time and expect surprises.

  51. I invite my elderly relatives to help prepare dishes that can be made up to 3 days in advance. Many of these are recipes perfected by the relatives so they significant contributions to the holiday gathering. We are no rushed and I learn from the best. This stuffing sounds delicious so I’ll have to try it. I’ve had foil stick before so the parchment paper is a fantastic tip. I should have thought of it.

  52. Ooh, planning ahead is always a good thing and I live by parchment paper 🙂 Can’t wait to try the stuffing!!

  53. We usually add sausage to our stuffing and maybe pecans and a different dried or fresh fruit each time. My favorite is apple.

  54. I save time by prepping all ingredients before I start cooking or baking.

  55. I have been at holiday managing for a long time. The best suggestion/comment I can make is to involve everyone in the process from setting the table, to chopping vegetables to cutting out cookies. It is the season to share so let everyone be a part of the preparation and fun.

  56. Clean as you go… 🙂

  57. My best tip is to make as much as possible ahead of time to make it easier when the parties get overwhelming.

  58. Rebecca Graham :

    Try to do as much as you can beforehand and make lists.

  59. Rebecca Graham :
  60. my tip is to plan ahead and make sure you have all of your ingredients before you get started!

  61. Use a slow cooker so you won’t be rushed at the end of the day.

  62. add chai! LOL if you are making sugar cookies or snickerdoodles, add chai concentrate to the indgredient list in place of some of the liquid. makes everything spicier in a good way!

  63. My best holiday cooking tip : when you make a special dinner don’t try to do more than one new recipe – make the other foods in ways you are comfortable with.

  64. Making things that can be prepared ahead of time saves my sanity during the busy holidays.

  65. For a big holiday meal, I like to prepare everything the night before and throw in the crock pot and let that do the cooking all day. When it comes to using Pam, when I make spaghetti, I’ll spray some Pam in the water while boiling the spaghetti so the noodles don’t stick together

  66. The best tip that I use when using Pam I wipe the dish that I have just sprayed to get if there is any extra because then it does not burn and then stain the dish.

  67. I like prep all of my ingredients first. It makes putting a recipe together easy

  68. I always make extra …. you never know who might stop by and it’s always great to have next day leftovers (who wants to cook the day after?) 🙂

  69. My best Holidays food tip: Want to recreate an Old-time traditional meal but afraid of fireplace cooking? Use your Slow cooker or crockpot instead for stews or fruit cobbler: The results won’t be all that much different.

  70. when making holiday cookies and breads I substitute one-third to one-half of the oil in the recipe with applesauce

  71. my tips is baking a head like 2 plus days give u time to rest a bit

  72. Drinking lots of eggnog leads to no stress cooking.

  73. my tip is to pre measure the ingriedients

  74. I like to make some dishes that can be prepared ahead of time – thank you.

  75. make sure you have all the ingredients before starting

  76. Francine Anchondo :

    I like to use parchment paper and Pam for my cookies .

  77. plan and prep the night before – key to success! Use Pam for all of my baking needs – cookies and cupcakes!!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  78. Lauren-Olivia Wood :

    Prep all ingredients before baking and cooking!

  79. Mendy Dinsmore :

    Make and freeze as much as you can ahead of time.

  80. drink wine and clean up as you go !

  81. I shell pecans and walnuts all year long and freeze them. For holiday baking I just grab a bag from the freezer. Saves time and saves a lot of money by not having to buy shelled nuts at Christmas time.

  82. Make cookie dough ahead of time and either freeze/refrigerate it. Also plan what to do with leftovers ahead of time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. My best holiday cooking tip is to do the prep work ahead of time, like the chopping of fruits and veggies, to save time on the day you have to cook. Or you can even buy them already chopped at the Supermarket sometimes.

  84. Have all ingredients out before you start!

  85. I cook some things up in advance and freeze them so that it lessens the stress right before the holiday

  86. Stephanie Larison :

    Have as much as you can prepped early as possible so you’re not scrambling around at the last minute.

  87. Make a list lay everything out before you start

  88. Use Reynolds Cooking bags for Holiday Turkey and Hams they come out tender and juicy and delicious everytime 🙂

  89. I buy all ingredients well in advance and try to order a few dishes to be picked up.

  90. Plan an easy/simple meal plan.

  91. I have others in the household help out in the kitchen to reduce the stress from cooking and baking. It’s all about teamwork. 🙂

  92. Mine is to get a hand in the kitchen for food prep.

  93. I try to prepare some items the day before and I also ask others to bring along a appetizer or side dish to help out a little.

  94. Don;t try a new recipe. Stick with what you know.

  95. Prepare as much as you can the night before such as chopping and even precooking some foods.

  96. Alexandra Roach :

    I’m always searching for new recipes!

  97. Alexandra Roach :
  98. Lorayne Gothard :

    My best holiday cooking tip i to have a clean kitchen to work with, because t make it easier to get around. Also, allow your children to learn how to cook with you. You are teaching them something they will take with them forever.

  99. Lorayne Gothard :

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  100. enlist help from family to lighten your load

  101. I have to plan ahead – delegate dishes to other family members to make and clean up as I go – or else I’d never make it out of my kitchen!

  102. My best holiday cooking tip is to prepare as much in bulk as possible and freeze in advance.

  103. Amanda Sakovitz :

    I make easy recipes

  104. Amanda Sakovitz :
  105. I split the cooking with the in laws which makes our holidays a TON easier! I also do as much prep work as I can the night before!

  106. Prepare as much as possible ahead of time.

  107. I try to plan a menu and have everything out for the meal and try to cook some the day before

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  108. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/417370142285115392

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  109. Use very simple recipes that you are comfortable with.

  110. Beverly Metcalf :

    I try to plan ahead as much as possible. I make out a menu and then a shopping list and then prepare as much food ahead as possible. Thanks for having this contest.

  111. Veronica Garrett :

    I grab some quick items from the deli to use as sidedishes.

  112. My best holiday tip is to plan and prepare ahead of time. Make sure you have all your required ingredients and check to make sure they are fresh. For example my lemon extract had expired.

  113. I preread my recipes and make sure I have everything laid out and ready to go

  114. my best holiday cooking tip is to keep your plans simple

  115. Make the main dish and everyone bring a side dish or dessert.

  116. I bake things the night before so it’s not so stressful.

  117. to keep my holiday cooking simple i just make my favorite recipes over and over

  118. Trying to do it all yourself is NUTS. Assign those who will be attending to bring something.

  119. Have everything ready before you start baking or cooking. Thanks for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year 🙂

  120. Plan ahead and prep work!

  121. Deborah Wellenstein :

    Enlist the help of your family members-even the youngest kids can help!

  122. Joanna Allison :

    My best tip is to clean as you go.

  123. Do as much as you can beforehand to make it easy on yourself.
    Thanks for the contest.

  124. best tip is have well stock pantry

  125. I use parchment paper for baking cookies

  126. I prep ahead as much as possible. Chop veggies, make certain dishes, etc.

  127. My best tip is to stay with tried and true recipes. If you want to serve something new and different during the holidays make sure to try it ahead of time to make sure you have the time and that it turns out the way you want.

  128. My best holiday cooking tip is to plan ahead

  129. My tip is to make as much as I can ahead of time

  130. I make the desserts a day before the event.

  131. If others offer to bring a dish or help cleanup, let them

  132. tweeted about gw as @tmtsweeps on 12/29/13

  133. My best cooking tip is to let the kids help! It makes prep time a lot faster and it’s fun hanging out with the kids and showing them the ropes 🙂

  134. christine burd :

    I clean as I go when cooking and baking to make clean up less tiresome after all that work.

  135. Prep ahead and keep it simpe