Make-Ahead Corn Bread Stuffing

Try adding 8 ounces of sausage or bacon to this stuffing, or use a flavored corn bread for a different taste. When you’re ready to bake the stuffing, defrost it in the refrigerator, then bake, uncovered in a 350ºF oven for 30 minutes.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄3 cup butter
  • 3⁄4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. fresh orange zest
  • 6 cups coarsely crumbled corn bread
  • 1⁄2 cup chicken broth


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and onions and cook until the onions are very tender, about 15 minutes. Move to a mixing bowl.
  • Add seasonings and bread. Slowly stir in broth until bread is well moistened. Move into a greased casserole dish that is both freezer- and oven-safe. Wrap with aluminum and plastic wrap. Label and freeze.