Vegan Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

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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!

Vegan Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

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. 

First published November 22, 2017

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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close up cornbread stuffing showing a spoonful from a white casserole pan

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, a 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, perfect for making this cornbread stuffing recipe.
  • Onion, Garlic, Celery, 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.

Ingredients for homemade cornbread stuffing in white bowls on a white marble background

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. 

This Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing Is 

Yummy

Sweet

Savory

Bursting with flavors

Festive

A Crowd Pleaser

My awesome cornbread stuffing is a great way to please your craving for cornbread and stuffing.

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 350F/175C. Place cornbread pieces on a baking tray and bake for 8 minutes, remove from 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.

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 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, vegetable broth to the baked cornbread pieces, transfer to a casserole dish and bake. 

cornbread stuffing in a white casserole pan

 

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 70 kcal / 293 kJ
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 49 g

Cooking Time

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

Ingredients

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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4 Comments
  1. Michele
    November 27, 2019

    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!

  2. Teliah Nashonia
    November 23, 2017

    What a great recipe

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 23, 2017

      Thank you Teliah!