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Savoury cornbread and chive stuffing

Holiday cornbread stuffing with celery and onion on a wood table

Savoury cornbread with chives stuffing is a great recipe that takes a different spin on the traditional stuffing. Spice it up with the combined savoury flavours of chives, parsley and thyme!

Yield: 8 servings

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes


Cornbread with Chives:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp minced chives

Savoury Cornbread with Chives Stuffing:

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter


First, prepare cornbread:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper and sugar. Stir in the minced chives.
  3. Stir together the egg, buttermilk and oil in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
  5. Pour into the bread tin. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Cool on a rack. 

Then, you’re ready to prepare Savoury Cornbread with Chives stuffing:

  1. Once cornbread has cooled, slice into small cubes. Place aside.
  2. Place a saucepan on medium-high heat on the stovetop and add minced garlic. Cook for up to 1 minute and then add onion, celery, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Mix broth and eggs together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well and pour into the saucepan with vegetable and seasoning mixture. Remove from heat and place in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add  cornbread cubes to the bowl and gently fold in.  
  5. Next, place stuffing into turkey cavity or bake in the oven, for 40 minutes in a greased baking pan covered with aluminum foil at 325 °F.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!