Double Corn – Cornbread Stuffing
A yummy twist on the classic cornbread stuffing recipe starts with a straightforward cornbread recipe, followed by a stuffing made with fresh kernels of corn, onions, baby spinach leaves, and the perfect combinations of seasonings. Enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed
- 1 large red onion, cut into wedges (1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
- 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
- Fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 60mins
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl stir together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter. Add milk mixture all without delay to cornmeal mixture. Stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut cornbread into 1-inch cubes (you should have about 10 cups).
Preheat oven to 325°F. Spread cubed cornbread in an even layer in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry and crisp. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
In a large skillet cook corn and onion in 1/2 cup butter over medium heat for 8 minutes or until starting to brown, stirring from time to time. Stir in salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper. In a really large bowl combine cornbread cubes, spinach, and corn mixture (bowl will be full, but will be easier to stir once the broth is added). Drizzle with enough broth to moisten, tossing lightly to combine. Spoon into a 3-quart baking dish or casserole.
Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes or until heated through (165°F) and top is lightly browned. Top with chopped parsley.