Vegan Cornbread Stuffing Recipe (2024)

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  • by Michelle Blackwood, RN

This fabulous vegan cornbread stuffing gluten-free, vegan is not only flavorful but it is also gluten-free. If you have never tried cornbread stuffing, also known as cornbread dressing, then you should, you are in for a pleasant treat!

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This Vegan Cornbread Stuffing Recipe has only 11 ingredients, it is so easy to prepare and tastes amazing! You can make the cornbread from scratch but remember to make two cornbread recipes so you can serve one sliced.

Cornbread and carrots seasoned with onion, celery, sage, thyme, and rosemary will make this homemade cornbread stuffing recipe a huge hit at your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

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What’s The Difference Between Cornbread Stuffing and Dressing?

I honestly never heard the term cornbread dressing until we moved to Florida, I have always referred to this delicious Thanksgiving side as stuffing.

Technically by definition, the stuffing was meant traditionally to be stuffed inside the turkey or chicken for Thanksgiving while the dressing was usually baked in a pan.

It is also believed that folks in the southern states use the term dressing and folks in the northern states use stuffing.

Whatever you decide to call it, your holiday table should be graced with my amazing recipe, prepared from scratch, this stuffing is delicious and bursting with fresh ingredients.

A perfect side dish that will compliment your festive meal. You can make the cornbread a day ahead and use it to make Tofu Turkey.

Ingredients For Cornbread Stuffing (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

  • Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread – my homemade cornbread recipe is amazing, and perfect for making this cornbread stuffing recipe.
  • Onion, Garlic, Celery, and Carrots – give lots of holiday flavors to your stuffing.
  • Dried herbs, thyme, sage, rosemary – you can use fresh herbs instead.
  • Vegetable Broth – make your own or use store-bought.

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What Goes With Cornbread Stuffing?

This recipe is certainly a winner and it doesn’t last for too long at my Thanksgiving table, it is delicious served with Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mac And Cheese, Lentil Meatballs, Cranberry Sauce, and Gravy.

How To Make Cornbread Stuffing Gluten-Free, Vegan?

If you decide to prepare your cornbread from scratch, you can try my amazing Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread.

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Place cornbread pieces on a baking tray and bake for 8 minutes, remove from the oven and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Heat vegan butter or vegetable broth in a skillet; add onions and saute; until soft. Stir in celery, garlic, and carrots stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Add sage, thyme, and rosemary.
  3. Combine vegetables with cornbread pieces in the bowl. Mix in a vegetable broth carefully to moisten, and season with salt to taste.
  4. Spread stuffing mix evenly in a lightly oiled dish and lightly press. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is crisp and brown.

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Tips For Making The Best Cornbread Stuffing

  1. If you don’t like your cornbread stuffing sweet, reduce the sweetener in the cornbread to only 1 tablespoon.
  2. Add sliced and sauteed Beyond sausage to the mix.
  3. Prepare the cornbread a couple of days ahead, the following day cut it up into bite-sized pieces and bake. Allow to cool and place in a covered container or refrigerator.
  4. You can also prepare the vegetable broth ahead of time and keep refrigerated.
  5. Add sauteed vegetables, and vegetable broth to the baked cornbread pieces, transfer to a casserole dish, and bake.

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Categories

  • Categories: Gluten-Free, Vegan
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisines: American, Soul Food, Southern
  • Seasons: Christmas, Thanksgiving

Nutrition

(Per portion)

  • Energy: 70 kcal / 293 kJ
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 49 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Cooking: 42 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 2 min
  • For: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cornbread, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Vegan Butter, or 1/2 cup vegetable broth for oil-free
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350F/175C. Place cornbread pieces on a baking tray and bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat vegan butter or vegetable broth in a skillet; add onions and saute until soft. Stir in celery, garlic, and carrots stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Add sage, thyme, and rosemary.
  3. Combine vegetables with cornbread pieces in the bowl. Mix in vegetable broth carefully to moisten, and season with salt to taste.
  4. Spread stuffing mix evenly in a lightly oiled dish and lightly press. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is crisp and brown.

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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11 Comments

  1. Angelique

    November 19, 2023

    Reply ↓

    Thank you for teaching me how to prepare this recipe,I really love your cooking techniques

  2. Patrick Boima Jusu

    December 18, 2022

    Reply ↓

    I’ll definitely prepare this cornbread stuffing for my family

  3. Patrice Anita

    October 24, 2022

    Reply ↓

    Hi…I would like to use this recipe to stuff your Tofu Turkey…The Tofu Turkey recipes calls for 2 cups of stuffing mix, would it would if I made just 1/3 of this recipe? Thanks so much.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN

      October 24, 2022

      Reply ↓

      Patrice, yes you can use 1/3 of the stuffing mix.

      • Patrice Anita

        October 25, 2022

        Reply ↓

        Thank you!

  4. Catherine

    November 22, 2021

    Reply ↓

    Michelle, love your recipes.I know you’re busy but I’m hoping you can reply before this Wed. as I was wondering about this stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving. What cornbread recipe did you make to yield 6 cups? Thanks for your reply and have a happy Thanksgiving.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN

      November 22, 2021

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      Catherine, I changed the original cornbread recipe. However, I just made this one I know it yields at least 6 cups although only 2 slices are left. My family and assistant loved it.

  5. Michele

    November 27, 2019

    Reply ↓

    I just went onto your site for the first time and I think I’m hooked! Your dishes look amazing… I can’t wait to try the gf vegan turkey roast tomorrow. Thanks from Israel!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN

      November 27, 2019

      Reply ↓

      Michele, I’m so happy you found my website, I hope you enjoy my recipes. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Teliah Nashonia

    November 23, 2017

    Reply ↓

    What a great recipe

    • Michelle Blackwood

      November 23, 2017

      Reply ↓

      Thank you Teliah!

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