Baked Cornish Game Hens

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Stuffed with veggies, you can serve stuffing/dressing on the side; also goes well with wild rice and/or roasted potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup melted butter, onion, celery, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, basil, oregano and parsley.
  3. Season hens inside and out with salt and pepper to taste, then stuff with equal amounts butter/vegetable mixture.
  4. Place stuffed birds in a 9x13 inch baking dish, breast side up.
  5. Drizzle with 1/4 cup melted butter.
  6. Cover dish and bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Remove cover and brown at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
Most Helpful

Delicious, easy, and so festive! I made as written, but without butter, and I used fresh mushrooms. I used all the pan juices, and about 1/2 cup water to cook my yellow rice ~ Made for Summer Photo Tag 2012.

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle September 14, 2012

I haven't made Cornish Hens in YEARS!!! These were pretty tasty. I sprinkled S & P in the cavity & then stuffed them with some scallions, celery & apple. I then rubbed olive all over the outside & then seasoned them. Served roasted fresh asparagus & mushrooms on the side. Would deffo make again!!! THANKS for sharing!!!

Ackman February 03, 2011