Homemade Cornbread Dressing - Mama Jean's Recipe

This is my Grandmother's recipe for Homemade Cornbread Dressing. She has won many hearts by sharing her dressing, but has never given out her recipe until now. I hope you enjoy this family classic as much as our family has for over 60 yrs.
Thank you for allowing me to share this recipe Mama Jean. I love you more than words can express. I owe you a huge bear hug!!!


For stock
Chicken 1 Small
Celery stalks 2 , chop
Onions 2 , chop
Salt and pepper To Taste
For stuffing
Seasoned stuffing 1 Packet (or 4 slices stale bread)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Onion 3 Medium , chop
Celery stalk 1 , chop
Green onions 1 Bunch (100 gm) , chop
Green pepper 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chop
Jimmy dean sausage 1 Pound (mild)
Poultry seasoning 4 Teaspoon
Sage 1 Teaspoon
Eggs 4 Large (2 scrambled for stuffing, 2 hard boiled for gravy)
Parsley flakes 2 Tablespoon
Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For gravy
Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
Cold water 6 Ounce



Cook a small chicken With, celery stalks, onions and salt /pepper.

Debone the chicken after cooled

Cook a pan of cornbread for the stuffing.

Saute' onions, celery, and green peppers in butter.

In a large bowl, add saute'd veggies, sausage and seasonings.

In same bowl add crumbled cornbread and bread stuffing.

Add scrambled eggs and ladle in broth adding broth until a

comfortable mixture is achieved, but not runny.

Mix well.

Add chopped chicken and Pecans. Mix well.

Bake @ 350F 35 mins or more depending on the size of your pan

or thickness of stuffing mixture.

For gravy: Place chicken broth into pan and heat on medium. Add cornstarch to 6 oz Cold Water. Add cornstarch mixture to gravy and bring to a boil. After gravy boils for 1 minute, lower to simmer. Add salt/pepper to taste. Add remaining chicken pieces to gravy.Slice hard boiled egg into coins and place slices into gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 6855Calories from Fat 4383

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 495 g761.5%

Saturated Fat 160 g800%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 5969 mg248.71%

Total Carbohydrates 174 g58%

Dietary Fiber 45 g180%

Sugars 55 g

Protein 434 g868%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet