Cornbread Dressing with Andouille Sausage

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  • 9½ cups cornbread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 7 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 14 oz andouille sausage, chopped
  • 1½ cups yellow onion, chopped
  • 1¾ cups celery, chopped
  • 1¾ cups chopped bell peppers, any color
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning
  • ¾ cup Chicago-style mild giardiniera (you can use hot if you like a little kick!)
  • ¼ cup pickled okra, chopped
  • 1⅛ tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 2¼ tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 3 extra-large eggs


Set the EGG for indirect cooking with a convEGGtor at 350°F/177°C.

Add the cornbread cubes to a pizza pan; place on the cooking grid and toast until lightly brown and crisp; around 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the EGG and set aside.

Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a 14-inch cast iron skillet. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until lightly browned. Remove the sausage from the skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic to the sausage grease and sauté for about 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are softened. Stir in the seasoning, giardiniera, pickled okra, sage, thyme and black pepper. Remove from the EGG and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the broth and eggs until well combined. Add the cornbread, sausage and vegetables, stirring gently until the liquid is absorbed. Spoon the mixture back into the skillet; drizzle with the remaining butter.

Place the skillet back in the EGG and bake for 30 minutes until the middle is slightly firm. Serve warm.

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