Mama's Southern Style Cornbread Dressing

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Irishcolleen

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! :)

Top Review by carlotah80

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.

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.

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