Grandma's Southern Cornbread Dressing

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Jan. 09, 2012

Nothing goes better with a juicy turkey and creamy gravy than some moist, soulful cornbread dressing. I use to eat this stuff by the spoonfuls when I was younger, which is probably why I still prefer my grandmothers flavorful dressing to this day.

I love the texture of this cornbread dressing. It holds it's shape when it's cut and it's so moist and full flavor.


Chicken breast boneless skinless 1 Medium , cooked, shredded
Toast slice 3 , crumbled
Corn bread 1 Large , crumbled (9x9 inch cornbread, a day old)
Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped finely
Red bell pepper 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , seeded, chopped finely
Green bell pepper 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , seeded, chopped finely
Celery stalk 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped finely
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Seasonings 3 Tablespoon (poultry seasoning, black pepper, sage,etc)
Chicken broth 4 Cup (64 tbs) (as required)
Eggs 2 Large , lightly beaten



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Butter a casserole dish. Set aside.


3. In a skillet, melt butter on medium heat.

4. Add the onions, bell peppers and celery. Saute till they turn tender.

5. In a bowl, add the toast crumbs, cornbread, chicken and sautéed vegetables.

6. Using clean hands or spatula, mix them well till combined.

7. Add the seasonings and pour the chicken broth. Mix well till combined. (add only till soggy, not too much).

8. Put the lightly beaten eggs and mix well.

9. Pout this batter into the greased casserole dish and spread evenly.

10. Bake for around 1 hour or till it is done.

11. Remove from oven and let it sit for a few minutes.


12. In a serving plate, slice and serve with a main dish of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 70 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 108Calories from Fat 39

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 351 mg14.63%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 2 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet