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holiday cornbread dressing

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Liz Owen
Oklahoma City, OK

This is my children's Mimi's recipe that she passed down to me. It has served us well for 30 years, each and every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you, Elnora. You are missed.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A basic, but delicious, no-frills cornbread dressing just like every Southern mama makes. It has the perfect balance of fresh veggies and seasonings without being dry or mushy. Onions and celery add a pop of freshness and bake to tender. This is meant to serve a crowd so it will be perfect for the holidays.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 10 to 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For holiday cornbread dressing

  • 2 c
    chopped celery
  • 2 lg
    onions, chopped
  • 5 c
    crumbled buttermilk cornbread (dry)
  • 5 c
    dry bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 3 tsp
    sage or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    pepper or to taste
  • 1 stick
  • 1 stick
  • 4 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 6 c
    turkey or chicken broth

How To Make holiday cornbread dressing

Test Kitchen Tips
Our dressing took longer to bake in the oven, about 55 minutes.
  • Oven preheating to 325 degrees/
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Baking dish coated in non-stick spray.
    Spray a large baking pan with Pam.
  • Crumbled cornbread, bread crumbs, celery, onions, and seasoning in a bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the crumbled cornbread, bread crumbs, chopped celery, chopped onions, and seasoning. Mix together.
  • Melted butter, melted margarine, and eggs added.
    Add melted butter, melted margarine, and beaten eggs. Mix well.
  • Adding broth to the dressing.
    Add chicken/turkey broth. The dressing should be pretty soupy to start so that it doesn’t get too dry while cooking. You may need to add more broth.
  • Dressing poured into the baking dish.
    Transfer to the prepared baking pan.
  • Baking dish covered in aluminum foil and baking in the oven.
    Bake, covered, for 35 minutes and uncovered for 10 minutes until browned or until well set and cooked through.