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Italian Sausage Cornbread Dressing

This cornbread dressing recipe screams holidays! I made this recipe with mild Italian sausage, but try it with a spicy sausage for an extra kick. This recipe is sure to win best stuffing recipe at your family get-together!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Italian Sausage Cornbread Dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 loaf of cornbread
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 3 cups plain dressing croutons
  • 2 medium eggs beaten
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp of ground sage


  • Crumble your cornbread into a large mixing bowl. Now add in your dressing croutons.
  • Fold in the cornbread and croutons.
  • In a large pan, add two tbsp of olive oil. Place the pan on the stove, and turn the heat to medium.
  • Add your Italian sausage into the pan, and cook it until it browns.
  • Once your meat browns, add in the chopped onion and bell peppers.
  • Saute the vegetables until they soften, and be sure to drain any visible fat.
  • Place your sausage, onion, and peppers into the large mixing bowl and fold in the ingredients.
  • Pour your beaten eggs into the bowl, along with the chicken broth. Fold in the ingredients.
  • Sprinkle in the ground sage, then fold in.
  • Butter your bake pan, then pour in your dressing, and spread it throughout the pan.
  • Bake your dressing on 375 for 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!