Grandma's Cornbread Dressing

Rhonda Gibson Recipe

By Rhonda Gibson bettyboop42413

30 Min

This is a wonderful, old fashioned dressing. It goes great with a baked chicken or your turkey on Thanksgiving.


9x13-inch pan of cornbread, crumbled
10 slice
bread (left out overnight)
2 tsp
poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp
rubbed sage
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
3 large
stalks celery, chopped
1 large
onion, chopped
3/4 c
butter (1-1/2 sticks)
5 c
chicken stock
3 large
eggs, slightly beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Crumble the cornbread and white bread into a very large baking dish or pan (This is the pan you will cook your dressing in, and you need room to stir it while it's cooking). You will have approximately 12 cups of crumbs, perhaps a little more.

In a large skillet, sauté the celery & onion in butter over medium heat until onion is transparent. Combine the sautéed vegetables with the bread crumbs and mix well. Note: The dressing up to this point can be prepared an hour or so in advance.

When you are ready to bake the dressing, add the beaten eggs & chicken stock and stir. (You may need a little more chicken stock -- better if it's too moist than too dry; the uncooked dressing should be a little on the slushy side). Add 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, black pepper, and mix thoroughly.

After baking for 15 minutes or so, stir dressing down from the sides of the pan so that it cooks uniformly. Check the seasonings, taste it. If you don't taste enough sage for your liking, add 1/4 teaspoon or so with a little chicken stock, stir it in, and taste again. Careful, a little sage goes a long way.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Collection: Grandma's Table
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Rhonda Gibson bettyboop42413
Dec 29, 2014
I apologize, I'm just seeing this :( Another 15 min should be plenty, for a total of 30 min. I hope you had a good result!
Jonathon Jones Jonathon_Jones
Dec 25, 2014
This reminds me a lot of dear Grandma's holiday dressing.. Unfortunately, she passed at the blessed age of 102 this year, and took her recipe with her. I am going to try it today and see if it brings back those fond memories :) One question though.. how long should it stay in the oven after the initial 15 minutes?
Dec 9, 2011 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: College Bound Daughters of the KING
Rhonda Gibson bettyboop42413
Nov 18, 2011
Anywhere from 4-6 should work perfectly, depending on how much dressing you want. :)
Angela Allen ChefAllen
Nov 17, 2011
Angela Allen Chef Allen

Seconds Ago
This in response to the recipe called grandma's cornbread dressing by Rhonda Gibson,which I'm looking forward to trying.
Someone said that they would use biscuits instead of white bread I would like to know how many biscuits they would or should use? Please help. Thank You, Chef Allen