Southern Cornbread Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is how my Grandmother made it. This can also be used to stuff the turkey, chicken, etc. I have found that the stuffing has a better flavor if mixed the day before you need it then bake right before serving. If you like sage, a pinch adds even more flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 3 stalk celery, chopped (chop some of the leaves from a couple of stalks)
  • 1 cornbread (can use a mix or homemade)
  • 6 piece white bread, toasted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • chicken broth, to moisten (can use canned or homemade)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook onion and celery in some unsalted butter until they are soft, do not brown. Remove from heat.
  2. Crumble the cornbread and toast into a large bowl, add the onion mixture and mix well.
  3. Add the chicken broth a little at a time mixing well after each addition until the mixture is moist but not soupy.
  4. Add the egg, salt and pepper, mix well.
  5. Turn the mixture into a baking dish and smooth with a spoon.
  6. Bake at 350: until golden brown on top.
Most Helpful

I thought this was absolutely wonderful. I did make one change, I added some chicken to this recipe. I made my own chicken broth. First I boil the chicken, , kept the broth from the chicken. Then I remove the chicken and added it to my dressing. I am just a country girl from alabama and we love meat. It was excellent.

Lil Bit May 16, 2003

This is basically like my grandmothers. Since my grandmother would die if I posted her entire recipe, I thought I'd rate this one. Instead of white bread, my grandmother uses homemade biscuits. She also uses closer to a dozen eggs for her dressing. (her skillet is about 3 inches larger and we make ours as a cross between a custard and a dressing). But otherwise the recipe is exactly the same. We like this. If you want sage in your dressing, you make a northern recipe. I am from the South, I don't know anyone that uses sage in their dressing. Although it's easily added if you so choose

mobygrape November 23, 2009