Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

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Cory Andrews Modified: March 25, 2022
Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

How To Make Southern Cornbread Dressing

An old-fashioned cornbread dressing is a Thanksgiving staple. Learn how to make this Southern cornbread dressing at home for a tasty and nostalgic meal.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 1honey cornbread
  • 5stale white bread,slices cut into cubes
  • 10tbspbutter,divided use
  • 1largeonion,finely chopped
  • 1cupcelery,finely chopped
  • 4cupschicken or turkey broth
  • 5eggs
  • 1tbspfresh sage leaves,finely chopped
  • 2tbspparsley,chopped
  • Salt and pepper,to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • sage leaves,for garnish, optional


  1. Prepare the honey cornbread according to post instructions.

  2. Cool the cornbread and crumble. Place the cornbread in a large bowl with the bread cubes and toss to combine.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.

  4. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until softened.

  5. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste. Place the vegetables in the bowl with the cornbread mixture.

  6. Melt the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter and pour into a large bowl. Add the chicken broth, eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and sage and whisk to combine.

  7. Pour the butter mixture into the bowl with the cornbread mixture and stir to combine.

  8. Transfer the stuffing mixture to the prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until dressing is browned and cooked through.

  9. Sprinkle with parsley and garnish with sage leaves if desired. Serve.


  • Calories: 751.85kcal
  • Fat: 25.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.52g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.27g
  • Carbohydrates: 104.38g
  • Fiber: 9.12g
  • Sugar: 13.77g
  • Protein: 26.83g
  • Cholesterol: 115.99mg
  • Sodium: 1199.89mg
  • Calcium: 332.90mg
  • Potassium: 569.17mg
  • Iron: 8.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 143.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.61mg
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