It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Cornbread Dressing. Here in the deep south, we just call it Dressing, it is understood to be made with cornbread.
I use my Mom’s recipe and I don’t measure but I have created a printable recipe you can use which is below. Having lived in the south my entire life, I wouldn’t care for stuffing on Thanksgiving or any other time.
We love Cornbread Dressing with our Turkey dinner and even better with cranberry sauce on top!
Begin by making lots of cornbread! Grab our free printable Cornbread Recipe.
The base ingredients are the same although different cooks use differing quantities and maybe a couple of bold Southern cooks may add something most of us would balk at. Cornbread freezes well so making it ahead and freezing is perfectly acceptable as long as you make the dressing fresh on Thanksgiving morning.
There is no such thing as too much dressing on Thanksgiving!
At our house, all the guest bring their own to-go plates on Thanksgiving so they can take dressing and other scrumptious Thanksgiving food home with them.
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See the video below but let me tell you about it first! I threw the camera up as a last minute thought when I was getting ready to mix up the dressing. After I reviewed it I decided to share it anyway because my whole point is so you can see the consistency more than the ingredients. Of course you can adjust the ingredients to suit your family’s taste.
My dressing goes in the oven soupy but it’s tender and moist when done. Personally I do not like dressing which is the consistency of gingerbread or that you can slice like bread.
- About 6 Cups Crumbled Cornbread
- 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 Can Cream of Celery Soup
- 1 large onion, minced
- 1 Cups Chopped celery
- 2 Tbsp. Sage
- 1 Stick butter
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Pepper
- 3-5 Cups Chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Crumble the cornbread into a very large bowl or roasting pan.
- In a skillet, melt the butter.
- Cook the chopped celery and minced onion in the melted butter until tender.
- Add the celery and onion to the cornbread.
- Add all remaining ingredients except the broth and stir well to blend.
- Add broth 1 cup at a time stirring after each until you get your desired consistency.
- Pour into baking pan and Bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour until golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy
- HINT: See our Video on How To Make Dressing to see the desired consistency we reach.
Take our Thanksgiving Quiz then grab our free printable for some Thanksgiving trivia with friends and family around the table.