Charlotte's Southern Cornbread Dressing

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Straight out of NW Alabama, this is my wife's signature dish at hollidays. Mind you, I stole this from her, so I'm hoping and trusting the amounts are accurate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make two recipes of cornbread according to the mix directions (amounts listed are for 2 recipes).
  2. Crumble cornbread into the roasting pan used for a turkey with turkey crust left in the pan (or large, shallow casserole baking dish).
  3. Fry the onions and celery in 3/4 stick of butter until tender.
  4. Add to cornbread and mix well.
  5. Add sage, dripping, cream of chicken soup, evaportated milk, eggs and broth.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings like salt and pepper and sage.
  7. Mix well and wet the surface using extra broth and the back of a spoon to smooth.
  8. Bake at 350 F until thick and browned on top. Dressing should be moist.
  9. Serve with giblet gravy.
Most Helpful

Best Cornbread dressing I've ever had!!! Will be eating this every year!

ChefEngland November 25, 2011