Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

cajun cornbread dressing

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Victorya Richard
Houma, LA

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just a couple of months away, so I thought I would share a recipe I make every year. I love cornbread dressing. I wish I had my mom's recipe for it, but she never wrote it down. This recipe holds a close second to hers.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Smoked Cajun sausage adds smoky flavor and heartiness to this cornbread dressing. The holy trinity of veggies (onion, bell pepper, and celery) starts most Cajun dishes. They're a great base of flavor. The seasoning mix has a little kick but pulls the flavors together. If you want a different side dish or a holiday meal, give this cornbread dressing a try.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cajun cornbread dressing

  • 2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
    onion, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 lb
    smoked sausage, chopped
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 5 c
    crumbled buttermilk cornbread
  • 12 oz
    evaporated milk
  • 3 lg

How To Make cajun cornbread dressing

Test Kitchen Tips
There is a lot of red pepper in this cornbread dressing. If you're sensitive to spice, adjust as needed.
  • Seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
    For seasoning mix, combine and mix ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Onions, bell pepper, celery, garlic, and bay leaves cooking in butter.
    In a large saucepan, melt butter and add onions, bell pepper, celery, garlic, and bay leaves. Cook over high heat. Saute for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Seasonings added to the pot.
    Add the seasoning mix and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Sausage and chicken broth added to the pot.
    Stir in the sausage and chicken broth. Cook 5 minutes more stirring frequently.
  • Removing the bay leaf.
    Turn off the heat and remove the bay leaf.
  • Cornbread and milk added to the pot.
    Add the cornbread and milk.
  • Pouring in beaten eggs.
    Add beaten eggs.
  • Mixture pressed into a casserole dish.
    Spoon dressing into a greased baking dish.
  • Baking the Cajun Cornbread Dressing.
    Bake at 350 F until browns on top for about 40 minutes.