Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing Base

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is the base with which we start our southern dressings for turkey and other birds. Some add oysters, shrimp, sausage, whatever is traditional in their families. Or you may opt to serve it just like this, it's good plain!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Leave the corn bread out a few hours to stiffen up or use it the next day.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl mix all the above ingredients.
  4. Pour into a greased baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I make this without the bellpeppers, and use turkey necks as the base for the broth. Really delicious, and just like my Granny used to make.

BusyBeeLA October 12, 2007