This is my favorite Cornbread Dressing I use for special holidays. I make my own white bread using my bread machine and my own Skillet Cornbread to use in this recipe. If you prepare the bread ahead of time, you can freeze them until ready to use. I really like this dressing. It is easy to do and has a great flavor. I like to add fresh mushrooms to the mix. Happy Holidays!
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 4 cups finely crumbled toasted bread (I use homemade)
- 4 cups finely crumbled cornbread (see recipe I posted for Skillet Cornbread)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground black black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried sage
- 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- turkey broth (from simmering turkey giblets with 3 1/2 cups water for 45 minutes. You can use unused portion to ma)
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- Melt butter in a skillet; add the onions and celery and saute until tender.
- Combine toasted bread and cornbread in a large bowl and mix.
- Add onions and celery plus their cooking liquid, the salt, pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning and mix throughly.
- Using a bulb baster, add just enough turkey giblet broth to make a very moist mixture, then stir in the eggs and scrape the dressing into a large greased baking pan or dish.
- Bake in 400 degree F oven until dressing is nicely browned, about 30-40 minutes.
Unbelievable! I made a side of this because some of us Southerners just have to have our cornbread stuffing and everyone just raved! It was the best I have ever had! Thanks a keeper! 1
Dh is sending a big sloppy kiss your way, Bev. In twenty years, I've never been able to make the "right" cornbread dressing. Thank you so much for the "right" recipe! This Yankee girl prefers her bread stuffing, but my Southern boy likes his cornbread and his mom can't make it either. He actually put some aside tonight after dinner and plans to take it to my MIL tomorrow morning. Says it'll bring back memories for both of them. Thank you so much for the real thing.
First off I have to tell everyone I dont like cornbread dressing or any stuffing for that matter. I made this recipe cause my boyfriend is a huge cornbread dressing lover. It has nothing to do with taste, it is a texture thing for me, but i had every intention of trying this recipe. Since I dont eat dressing I doubled it not knowing how much it would make. :) haha jokes on me... it made alot. :) The smell putting everythng together was yuummmmyy.. I did enjoy this dressing. The mixture of the cornbread and toast made a difference for me. I really didnt realize how much work went into the recipe. I boiled six turkey legs with celery and onions, pulled the meat and used the broth for the recipe. I did still cook celery and onions as the recipe calls for. It was very flavorful and i will make this again.... and eat it also. :) Thank you for the recipe.