Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing (Dressing)b

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Dressing, stuffing, whatever, this is just good. I modified the instructions slightly, but the recipe came form my Better Homes and Garden Cookbook that's absolutely ancient. See note at bottom on how to make a vegetarian version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Saute the onions and celery in the bacon drippings, until soft but not browned.
  3. Let cool slightly.
  4. Toss the cornbread, bread, bacon, poultry seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper until mixed well.
  5. Add the cooked celery and onions and toss to mix well.
  6. Add the eggs and 1 cup of the chicken broth and stir to moisten, adding as much broth as needed.
  7. (Everytime is going to be different.) This is a personal taste decision.
  8. I like my dressing moist so I add broth until I have a very wet mixture.
  9. Any type pan will work for baking.
  10. I generally use a 8 x 8 disposable pan, but if I am making a double batch I use a 9 x 13 pan.
  11. Bake for 30 min, uncovered, or until golden on top.
  12. This is enough to stuff an 8 to 10 lb turkey, if you so desired.
  13. **NOTE**I have made this several times for vegetarian dinners, omitting the bacon, drippings and chicken broth and substituting with either butter, or olive oil and vegetable broth with great success.
  14. ALSO--If you save leftover pieces of cornbread/bread heels in a ziploc bag in your freezer, you will have half the work already done when your ready to make this.
  15. (Just a tip my grandma told me that works.).
Most Helpful

Good! Bacon added a different but delicious flavor. I made a batch and a half and baked in a 13x9 dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama November 22, 2012

This stuffing was good, not great. I was hoping for something with an extra kick in flavor, hoping the bacon would do that. The texture was good, and my kids liked it. I just think it needed something else. Will work on it. Thanks for posting.

CabinKat November 26, 2009

We made this the other night using turkey bacon. (We also make our own cornbread using buckwheat flour - not that you can call stuffing a health food, LOL.) Anyway, we thought this recipe was very tasty. I added more seasoning than called for, and I think next time I might throw in some mushrooms, too. It made a very full 8x8 pan. We'll definitely make it again.

CrispyRice December 14, 2008