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southern cornbread dressing

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Rose Abrams
Lumberton, NC

I have made this dressing (this is NOT stuffing) for over 40 years. It is labor intensive but it is worth every bit of energy you put into it.

(2 ratings)
yield 12 at least
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For southern cornbread dressing

  • 6 c
    freshly baked and cooled cornbread
  • 6
    hard boiled eggs - finely chopped
  • turkey giblets boiled tender and chopped
  • 4-5 c
    chicken broth (from boiling giblets and parts)
  • 1 c
    onions - finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pkg
    fresh chicken backs - boiled until done.
  • 1/2 c
    celery - finely chopped

How To Make southern cornbread dressing

  • 1
    Crumble baked cornbread. (I use my food processor) Spread cornbread thinly on a cookie sheet and bake in 375 degrees oven until lightly browned and dried out. Place crumbled cornbread in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Boil giblets and chicken parts until tender. When tender remove from broth. Discard all bones and skin. Skim foam (sticking to the pot or floating around)and fat from broth. Set aside to cool. Finely chop giblets and meat of chicken parts. Reserving one scant cup for Easy Giblet Gravy.
  • 3
    Add chopped boiled eggs and finely chopped onion. Add broth from the giblets, cream of chicken soup (undiluted) and chicken giblets and parts to cornbread mixture.
  • 4
    Stir to combine all ingredients until it becomes consistency of cornbread before baking.You may have to add more low sodium broth that you have purchased in a box.
  • 5
    Pour contents of bowl into a large (11x14) baking dish. Place in preheated 375 oven. Bake until golden brown and set. The middle may jiggle slightly.
  • 6
    Serve piping hot with Easy Giblet Gravy