Southern Cornbread Dressing

Cathy Gulley


A friend gave me this recipe for Southern Cornbread Dressing years ago and it has become a family staple at all holiday gatherings.It is delicious as is or you can add shredded cooked chicken or turkey and it becomes a meal by itself.Original recipe called for a couple of stalks of chopped celery but we don't like celery.Feel free to add it if you'd like. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


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  • 2 c
    self rising cornmeal
  • 3/4 c
    self rising flour
  • 2 large
    eggs,slightly beaten
  • 1/3 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 Tbsp

  • ·
  • 1 box
    stove top stuffing mix (chicken flavored)
  • 6 large
    hard boiled eggs,chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of mushroom soup,low sodium
  • 2 can(s)
    cream of chicken soup,low sodium
  • 2 large
    eggs,slightly beaten
  • 1 large
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 (16) oz
    cartons chicken stock or broth,*more if needed
  • 2 tsp
    poultry seasoning,or to taste
  • 2 tsp
    rubbed sage,or to taste

How to Make Southern Cornbread Dressing


  1. For Cornbread:

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    Melt shortening in preheated oven in a 12 inch cast iron skillet ( preferably ) or in a your favorite cornbread pan until hot,about 5 minutes while making up cornbread batter.Watch carefully!
    In a large mixing bowl add cornmeal,flour and sugar,if using;mix well.
    In a medium bowl combine milk and beaten eggs;stir.
    Add milk mixture to cornmeal and mix well to combine.
    Stir the hot shortening into batter.
    Pour batter into heated pan and bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.Set aside to cool.
  2. For Dressing:

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    In a large bowl,crumble cooled cornbread into bowl.
    Add remaining ingredients and mix well.Add a little more chicken stock if it appears to be too thick.You want it to be a little loose but not runny.
    Pour into a greased 9X13 inch casserole dish.Bake in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes,or until light golden brown and the center is set.

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About Southern Cornbread Dressing

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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