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Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing

Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing is loaded with both andouille sausage and breakfast sausage. It’s spicy and super flavorful with lots of onion and red bell pepper.


Southern Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing

Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here? This year has gone by exceptionally fast. Before we know it, we will be ringing in the New Year.

We alternate between having Thanksgiving at our house with my family and traveling to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. This year we will be home so I am in charge of the menu.

Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing is spicy and full of 2 kinds of sausage.

The turkey may take center stage on the Thanksgiving table, but in our family it is the stuffing that is most anticipated. There are obviously strong regional variations in the ingredients that are used to make stuffing. In the South, corn bread stuffings are very popular. This Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing is one of my favorites. It’s loaded with sausage, both Andouille and breakfast sausage. It also has lots of red bell pepper, onion, and celery. Thyme and sage give it that unmistakable Thanksgiving flavor.

This Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing recipe was originally published in Bon Appetit Magazine in 1999. That was the year my daughter was born! It’s been a part of our Thanksgiving meal quite a few of the intervening years.

Spicy Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing

The recipe calls for packaged corn bread stuffing mix, such as Pepperidge Farm, but you can also make it with homemade corn bread. I’ve done it that way too, using a slightly sweet cornbread to contrast the spicy sausage. If you make your own corn bread, be sure to bake it a few days in advance to give it some time to dry out.

The Andouille Sausage really gives this stuffing a spicy kick. Andouille is a smoked pork sausage that is popular in Louisiana. It’s used in Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, and Jambalaya. You should be able to find it at the grocery store, but if not you can order Andouille Sausage online.


Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing for a southern Thanksgiving


Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing

Andouille Sausage and Corn Bread Stuffing

This Andouille and Cornbread Stuffing recipe will be the star of your Thanksgiving table. Loaded with 2 kinds of sausage, red pepper, onion, and sage,
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
TOTAL: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 (12-ounce) package andouille sausages, cut in half horizontally and then cut into half-moon shapes
  • 1 (12-ounce) package breakfast-style bulk sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag dry corn bread stuffing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces


  • Add all sausage to a large nonstick skillet and cook sausage over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, breaking up bulk sausage with a wooden spoon. Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage to a plate and set aside.
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter to pan with sausage grease and add onions, celery, and red peppers. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in green onions, hot sauce, thyme, and sage. Season with salt and pepper. Add sausage back to skillet and stir to combine.
  • Transfer sausage mixture to a large bowl and stir in stuffing mix. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13×9-inch baking dish. Add enough broth to stuffing mix to moisten well (3/4 to 1 1/2 cups). Transfer to baking dish and scatter butter pieces across top. Cover with foil (butter the side that will face down so the stuffing will not stick) and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 more minutes.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Bon Appetit


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28 thoughts on “Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing”

  1. Gale Benson

    I just made this. It’s very tasty, and a welcome change from regular bland dressing. Because I can’t eat MSG, I made cornbread to use instead of Stovetop Stuffing mix, which is all my store carries, and it worked fine. I would suggest adding a couple of eggs to keep this dressing from being so crumbly. Love the tang, and I’ll definitely make this again.

    1. Gale Benson

      Gale Benson here replying to myself: Maybe mine was crumbly because I used plain cornbread instead of stuffing mix???


  2. I should express that I like this article so a ton and moreover using it in regular. I believe you would continue sharing better than average article here.

  3. Andouille and corn stuffed sausages are quite attractive and attractive dishes. I was very impressed with this dish.

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    Just with the simple way I could have had a great meal to eat. Thank you for sharing the way.

  5. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is around the corner. I actually welcome it — it’s Christmas that I’m dreading a bit as I feel so unprepared! I love that this isn’t a boring, run of the mill stuffing. It looks so interesting and flavorful, especially with that andouille sausage!

  6. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!!! My family makes the best food and we never stray from our menu. Sadly, due to circumstance out of our control, our family is eating at a restaurant this year 🙁 I’ll have to make this stuffing now instead of during Thanksgiving since my husband loves stuffing so much!

  7. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Christin – this looks awesome! A really unique twist on a classic favorite – stuffing! I love andouille sausage, so I’ll bet that makes this really taste amazing. I’m coming to eat at your house!

  8. holly ; the hobbit kitchen

    i wish we celebrated thanksgiving in the UK – it’s such a lovely idea, and more importantly, all the food looks delicious! this looks absolutely gorgeous 🙂
    the hobbit kitchen x

  9. I can never say no to another heaping of stuffing at our table, especially this was served at the table 🙂 Love the combination of flavors in this cornbread stuffing, it sounds so delicious and flavorful!

  10. Stuffing is definitely the highlight of our table too. My mom spends three days preparing it….we “stuff” ourselves silly with it on the big day! This sausage and cornbread version looks very similar to my mom’s. I can’t wait to share it with her!

  11. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com

    What a delicious combination of ingredients for a stuffing! Yes, this year has gone by really fast, and I can’t believe it’s already time to plan Thanksgiving menu, which is something I will thoroughly enjoy!

  12. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    This corn bread stuffing looks like something I would love and dream about! Can’t wait to try it!

  13. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Well if you’re in charge of the menu, that means that all the food will be amazing! I want to come over for dinner too haha 😉
    This stuffing looks delicious!

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