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Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread-dressing-recipes, southern-cornbread-dressing, stuffing, thanksgiving-dressing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 585kcal


  • 6 cups cubed savory cornbread
  • 6 cups cubed French or Italian bread
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1 10 ¾ oz can cream of chicken with herbs soup or cream of chicken
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1-2 tablespoon chopped fresh sage may adjust to taste
  • 2 ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 32 oz low sodium chicken broth


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 12 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium high heat melt butter, with diced onion and celery. Season lightly with salt and black pepper to your taste. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften and brown.
  • Meanwhile, place cubed cornbread and Italian bread into a large bowl. To the bowl add sautéed onion and celery, soup, eggs, sage, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
  • Gradually add stock stirring until all of the chicken stock is used and ingredients are fully moistened.
  • Pour cornbread mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the top is golden and baked through.
  • Serve immediately drizzled with turkey gravy.


  • This dressing may be assembled in advance and chilled overnight. Bring to room temperature before baking. 
  • How do you make cornbread? To make it from scratch, checkout my recipe for Skillet Honey Cornbread. For using in this dressing recipe, omit the honey and increase the amount of buttermilk called for to 1 ⅓ cup.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1388mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 3mg