Mama's Southern Style Cornbread Dressing

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

This was something I always looked forward to during the holidays. I don't know why Mama only made it, then! I've broken that tradition by making it anytime I get hungry for it. However, when it's stuffed inside of the turkey, it's even better! I hope you enjoy! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare cornbread as package directs. I use a Mexican Cornbread mix. Don’t use one that contains sugar.
  2. When your cornbread has cooled, break it and the toast into a large bowl.
  3. Sauté onions, celery, and green bell pepper, optional red bell pepper, and garlic in butter until onions are transparent.
  4. Add the shredded chicken and the sautéed veggies into the cornbread mixture. Use your hands to really mix it up.
  5. Add poultry seasoning and cayenne pepper, mixing well.
  6. Add in the broth a little at a time. Add in just enough to make it thick and somewhat soupy. Mix, well.
  7. Give it a taste. It should taste exactly the way you want your dressing to taste. If it needs more spices add them here.
  8. When you are content with the taste, stir in the eggs.
  9. Pour into a buttered 9 X 13 casserole dish.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes or until set.


Most Helpful

I made this with a few adjustments because I did not have bell peppers, but the base was yummy! I wish I had made it exact as I know it would be fabulous. My husband told me to save this recipe so I created an account just for it. :) You have to try won't be disappointed.

carlotah80 December 03, 2014

Just plain delicious! I used to use sweet cornbread but have now switched over to the mexican- style. I add a bit more chicken and butter but that's the only difference. I plan to use this recipe over and over again.

lynjson March 05, 2014

I was looking for this exact recipe! Thank you so much Bonnie for posting!! You always have the BEST recipes. I will let you know how it comes out & rate...but I'm sure it will be Ahhhmazing.

GoBugsy December 05, 2012

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