Mama's Southern Style Cornbread Dressing

"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! :)"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  1. I don't know why this site changed my post of 1 large onion to half of a large onion. The correct amount is a large onion.


Hi! I'm of Irish heritage, with a little bit of American Indian, Spanish, and English in me. I was raised in the heart of Cajun Country, but have traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad. I'm in the restaurant business and have worked in every aspect of it for the past 35 years. I'm also a Jazz vocalist. My passions in life are singing, gardening, and cooking. I'm in the process of writing a cookbook, as a legacy to my mother, who passed away in 1979, who was a fabulous cook, and who always wanted to write her own cookbook. I have one daughter, and a beautiful granddaughter, who is the love of my life. I can't wait to be able to teach her how to cook and cook with her! Thanks for your interest in me! God bless you and have a wonderful day!
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