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granddaddy's cornbread dressing

a recipe by
Beverley Williams
San Antonio, TX

This is the dressing my Granddaddy made very Thanksgiving during my childhood. He taught me to make it when I was 7 or 8 years old. I have been making it every year since.

serves 8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For granddaddy's cornbread dressing

  • 1
    9x13 inch pan cornbread
  • 12
    prepared biscuits
  • 1 md
  • 4 stalk
    celery, peeled
  • 1 can
    chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp
    sage, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    rosemary, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    thyme, dried

How To Make granddaddy's cornbread dressing

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425 degree. Grind cornbread, biscuits, onion and celery. I use a grinder but you can use a food processor if you don't have a grinder.
  • 2
    Add parsley, sage rosemary and thyme. You can adjust the amounts to suit your taste.
  • 3
    Start mixing it with your hands.
  • 4
    Add broth, a little at a time, mixing as you go. Keep adding broth until mixture is moist but still firm and sticky.
  • 5
    After mixed very well, press into an ungreased, 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • 6
    Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes to 1 hour until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • 7
    Let cool slightly before cutting into squares to serve.
  • 8
    Great covered with gravy.