Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing is really one of the best dressings in the world, we kid you not.

The sage sausage is savory, and the cranberries add just a touch of a sweet counterpoint.

Simply amazing.

cornbread, sausage, cranberry dressing recipe

This dressing is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table, or Christmas feast, or any special occasion. 

We just love this cornbread, sausage, and cranberry dressing!

The best!

cornbread, sausage, cranberry dressing recipe

How to Make Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

This Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing is just wonderful. The sage sausage and slightly sweet cranberries work beautifully together. An instant classic.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 - 8
Author Kris Longwell


  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter plus more for baking dish
  • 9 to 10 cups day old corn bread
  • 3 slices of toasted white or whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 1 pound breakfast sage sausage links casings removed
  • 2 1/2 cups yellow onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken or turkey stock


  1. Make the corn bread. Let cool then gently crumble into a large bowl. Leave some larger chunks.
  2. Cook sausage. Drain and then transfer to bowl with cornbread.
  3. Heat butter in large skillet and then add onions and celery and cook until starting to turn golden.About 12 minutes. Add to cornbread/sausage mixture in bowl.
  4. Gently fold in parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and cranberries.
  5. Add salt and pepper. Let cool.
  6. Mix in the eggs.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°.
  8. Place dressing in a 9" x 13" (or 3 quart) baking dish and pour enough stock over the stuffing so it’s a bit squishy to the touch, but not swimming.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.


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