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Old fashioned Cornbread Dressing

This is an Old Fashioned cornbread dressing recipe like Moms’s traditional cornbread dressing. It’s an easy cornbread dressing recipe perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner or any time.

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I know there are zillions of stuffing or dressing recipes out there but we are a traditionalist kind of peoples.  Our family likes an old fashioned Cornbread Dressing recipe like mom made.

We may have changed a few things but we believe that just enhances this traditional cornbread dressing recipe.  And since mom never wrote it down, we may have nailed it exactly the way she made it.

 

old fashioned cornbread dressing

 

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One of the changes we made to this old fashioned cornbread dressing was adding a unique dried sage.   My daughter and I found and tried this sage called, “Rubbed Dalmatian Sage” a few years ago and now we always use it. We believe it’s totally packed with intense sage flavor and is perfect for our dressing.   It really makes a difference for all you sage lovers out there. We jokingly call it, “The sage that was rubbed on the dog”!  Seriously it’s simply the best in our book.  If you can’t find it in your local market, it can be ordered from Amazon right here,   McCormick Gourmet Collection-Rubbed Dalmatian Sage.

 

How to make old fashioned cornbread dressing:

Scroll down for the printable recipe

 

What you will need for this cornbread dressing:

  • 3 cups chopped celery 
  • 2 cups chopped white onions
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp dried sage (McCormick Rubbed Dalmation Sage)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 6 eggs
  • Cornbread (recipe for 9 X 13 pan)

 

onions and celery
Saute the celery and onions in butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the veggies are tender. Set aside and let cool

 

old fashioned cornbread dressing
In a very large mixing bowl or pot, crumble the cornbread into small pieces.

 

cornbread and seasonings
Add the salt, pepper, sage, and the cooled cooked celery and onions to the crumbled cornbread.

 

old fashioned cornbread dressing
Start adding the broth to the cornbread mixture 1 cup at a time until very moistened.  This is the time to check your seasons for additional salt or pepper.  Also, we like a little more sage than called for so add more sage is you wish. 

 

traditional cornbread dressing recipe
Beat the eggs and mix them into the cornbread mixture and it should be similar to a thick like pudding consistency.  

 

old fashioned cornbread dressing
Gently spoon into a large baking dish and smooth out evenly.   And then bake at 350 degrees for an hour, uncovered.

 


This is a traditional cornbread dressing recipe that can be made the day before from cornbread made the day before that.  So it should give you a giant jump on Thanksgiving.  We used our own cornbread recipe but you could use a box mix for the cornbread if you choose.   We like what we grew up with a traditional cornbread dressing with sage, the way Mom used to make.

 

Click HERE to save this Traditional Cornbread Dressing to Pinterest

 

Print Recipe
5 from 9 votes

Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing

An Old Fashioned cornbread dressing recipe like Moms’s traditional cornbread dressing. It’s an easy cornbread dressing recipe perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Cornbread Dressing, Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing, Traditional Cornbread Dressing
Servings: 8
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Saute the celery and onions in butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the veggies are tender. Set aside and let cool
  • In a large mixing bowl, crumble the cornbread and add the salt, pepper, sage and the sautéed veggies
  • Add the broth to the cornbread mixture 1 cup at a time until the mixture is a thick like pudding. This is the time to check your seasonings. Add more salt or pepper if needed and we love more sage so add more of it if you wish.
  • Beat the eggs and mix them into the cornbread mixture. Gently spoon into a large baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for an hour, uncovered

+This same recipe could also be used to stuff your Thanksgiving Turkey. Instead of placing it into the baking dish, just stuff your bird and follow the directions on cooking your stuffed Turkey.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1116mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 747IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg


     

     

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    Cory Palmer

    Saturday 5th of December 2020

    Made this recipe three times already this year. I flipped the measurements on the celery and the onions and add pretty much a bulb of garlic. Also I use vegetable stock as we have vegetarians in our groups. Have had more than one person say they thought they didn't like stuffing or cornbread but they'll have to rethink that after have this.

    Evelyn

    Saturday 5th of December 2020

    Awe. So sweet for you to take time to let us know. We love the flavor of this Southern Style cornbread dressing and we are so glad you and yours enjoyed it. Hugs

    Caitlin

    Tuesday 13th of November 2018

    How many does this serve? Iā€™m cooking for 15 this year and wondering if one pan is enough. It looks delicious!!

    Evelyn

    Tuesday 13th of November 2018

    Thanks so very much, it is one of our family's favorite recipes. This should serve 8-10 and if you are like us, we like to make plenty for leftovers so you will need more than one pan for 15. Happy Thanksgiving,

    Jamie

    Wednesday 24th of October 2018

    Can u use jiffy cornbread mix from a box or will that make it to sweet? This is my first time making this since my mom past this July.

    Evelyn

    Thursday 25th of October 2018

    Yes, you could. My daughter uses Jiffy cornbread mix with this recipe every year. Sending extra hugs about your Mom

    admin

    Sunday 12th of November 2017

    Thank you so much for telling us! We have used this recipe for years and it is our favorite! Hugs!

    Veronica Garcia

    Sunday 12th of November 2017

    Thank you so much for sharing! This is the most delish stuffing I've ever made and had!!!