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Homemade Southern-style Cornbread Dressing

Homemade Southern-style Cornbread Dressing

Southern cornbread dressing recipe
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern, Southern classic
Keyword banana bread, casserole, cornbread
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 963kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 18 cups cornbread crumbled
  • 5 cups stale white bread or biscuits torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup minced celery
  • 1 cup grated onions
  • 2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoon sage
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 quarts chicken broth
  • 9 eggs beaten


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together cornbread and white bread (or biscuits) in a large bowl.
  • Boil celery, onion, butter, and broth until celery and onion are tender.
  • Add poultry seasoning, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper to eggs and beat.
  • Add eggs to bread crumb mixture and stir.
  • Pour into bread crumb mixture one ladle broth at a time until moist. Stir well.
  • Pour into two 9x13-inch casserole dishes.
  • Pour one cup of broth over top of the dressing.
  • Bake at 350°F until golden brown and firm to the touch.


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Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 147g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 2558mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 7mg