The Best Cornbread & Crouton Stuffing You’ll Ever Break Your Diet For.

Stuffing for mushrooms and other dishes.

Stuffing for mushrooms and other dishes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My mom makes the best stuffing in the world.  And I’m not saying that lightly.  She has to make 2 batches of it every year because we eat an entire tray at dinner and then need the next tray to go with our leftovers every year. 🙂

Now, you all know that I’m serious about being true to the Paleo Diet.  But I have to break the diet for this stuffing, and I figured if I was going to feature Thanksgiving recipes, I would be doing the world wrong if I didn’t feature this recipe as well, since I haven’t seen it anywhere else.

I’ll be fixing this today and reheating it for tomorrow’s dinner at the in-law’s.

So without further ado, I give you:

The Best Cornbread & Crouton Stuffing You’ll Ever Break Your Diet For.


  • 2 pkgs (8.5 oz) Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 2 cans (10¾ oz) chicken broth
  • 4 eggs (2 eggs for corn bread + 2 eggs later on)
  • 2 tbsp snipped fresh parsley
  • 2 (1/3 c. each) of milk or Lactaid
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • Real Bacon Bits (2-3 oz. bag)
  • 5 c. croutons (1 box Garlic & Onion / 1 box Seasoned)
  • 2 c. chopped celery
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • ½ c. butter or margarine
  • ½ c. hot water, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease 2 pans (about 8 X 8 each).
  3. Blend ingredients with a fork or whisk in a bowl (1 pkg Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix + 1 egg + 1/3 c. milk or Lactaid).
  4. Pour it into the grease pan.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for the second box & pan.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
  7. Cut the corn bread into ½ cubes. Set aside.
  8. Chop up the celery and onion.
  9. Take out and use a 9.5 X 13.5 X 2 in baking dish if you have one, or a 3 Qt. container to put all the following ingredients in it to service the stuffing.
  10. In the baking dish, combine the celery, onion and butter and place it in the microwave to cook for about 7 to 9 minutes (until tender).
  11. Stir in bacon, water, broth, parsley and poultry seasoning.
  12. Stir in small amounts of hot mixture into eggs, return gradually to hot mixture stirring constantly.
  13. Mix in cubed corn bread and croutons.
  14. Microwave on high 7-10 minutes or until some of the moisture has been absorbed and stuffing is hot.
  15. Serve and Enjoy!

Stuffing can stand covered for 30-40 minutes before serving.

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