I think we can all agree that stuffing may be one of the best parts of the holiday season. It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving for you to enjoy this fan-favorite dish. Despite the fact that cornbread for stuffing is a classic part of dinner, there are still ways you can integrate it into your everyday recipe book. We wish it was eaten way more often, and now it can be!
First of all, let’s make sure you have the PERFECT recipe for cornbread stuffing! If you want to use your great, great grandmothers family recipe, go ahead! However, if you want to try something new, we’ve got you covered! This recipe from the NYT is for a classic and savory cornbread stuffing. It takes only 40 minutes to prepare and creates anywhere from 8-10 servings. Now that we have the most important part finished, it’s time to start on our 5 best things to eat with cornbread stuffing!
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1) Baked Chicken Breast
Let’s start with the main part of our meal. You’re probably thinking of this side only paired with turkey, however, it can really be served with a variety of meat dishes including chicken or meatloaf.
This recipe for Simple Baked Chicken combines classic flavors like olive oil, salt, and pepper and Creole seasoning.
With such an easy ingredient list, almost anyone can whip this up in the comfort of their own kitchen, making the perfect main dish to serve with your stuffing!
2) Mashed Potatoes
This next side dish to pair with your cornbread for stuffing is a personal favorite.
It’s perfect not only for Thanksgiving but for any time of the year! This video brought to you by Tasty from Buzzfeed shows you just how you can make the perfect creamy mashed potatoes with only 6 ingredients that you probably already have at home!
Top it off with gravy for the perfect (and delicious) finish!
3) Green Beans
No meal is complete without greens. That’s where this next dish comes into play. Something as simple as throwing green beans on a skillet can easily become the perfect side for cornbread for stuffing.
This recipe is for a simple buttery garlic green bean dish and adds simple, yet delicious flavors to the vegetable such as butter and garlic to really take this side to the next level!
4) Brussels Sprouts
Following the veggie trend, the next perfect side to pair with your cornbread for stuffing. Brussel sprouts, whether cooked plain or in your favorite variation, is a classic dish, and can be paired perfectly with the chicken breast and mashed potatoes as well!
This recipe kicks Brussels sprouts up a notch with the option of adding bacon (which I know I’ll be doing).
It also only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook, which means this will take up less than half an hour of your time – it’s a win-win situation!
5) Cranberry Sauce
Last, but most definitely not least on our list is cranberry sauce. In our opinion, this seems to be the most Thanksgiving-related dish on the list. However, it can be such a crowd-pleaser that we couldn’t not include it!
Although canned cranberry sauce can be much easier (and just as delicious), this recipe is going to teach you how to prepare it from scratch!
With only 3 main ingredients (and an optional extra flavor for zest), we guarantee you’re going to be pretty popular at your next dinner party with this one!