Cornbread Dressing with Andouille Sausage 

Cornbread Dressing with Andouille Sausage 
Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Straight from The Local Palate Test Kitchen, resident chef Christina Oxford puts together the most authentic and traditional Thanksgiving cornbread dressing with andouille sausage.

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6–8 servings

  • 8 cups cubed cornbread 
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed Andouille sausage
  • 3 eggs,3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2¾ cups chicken stock
  • 1½ cups wild rice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ¼ cup minced shallots
  • ⅔ cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries,Zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 1½ tablespoons chopped rosemary,Salt and pepper 
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange cornbread in single layer on sheet pan and place in oven. Bake until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and reserve.
  3. Melt butter in large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion, apple, and celery and cook until tender. Add sausage and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, chicken stock, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  5. In another large bowl, combine sausage mixture with cornbread. Pour egg mixture on top and gently combine.
  6. Pour into 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover dish with foil and place in oven. Bake covered for 30 minutes, then remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes or until brown.


  • from The Local Palate Test Kitchen

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