Cornbread dressing

Cornbread dressing is a classic and comforting side dish, especially popular during Thanksgiving and other holiday meals. Here’s a simple recipe for making cornbread dressing:


For the Cornbread:

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

For the Dressing:

  • 6 cups crumbled cornbread (prepared in advance)
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chicken or turkey broth
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten


1. Prepare Cornbread:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and vegetable oil.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cornbread to cool, then crumble it into a large mixing bowl.

2. Prepare Dressing:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a skillet, sauté celery and onions in a bit of butter until softened.
  • Add the sautéed vegetables, melted butter, poultry seasoning, dried sage, salt, pepper, and beaten eggs to the crumbled cornbread. Mix well.
  • Gradually add chicken or turkey broth to the mixture, stirring until the dressing reaches a moist but not soupy consistency.

3. Bake:

  • Transfer the dressing mixture to a greased baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the dressing is set.

4. Serve:

  • Allow the cornbread dressing to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve as a delicious side dish alongside your main course, especially during holiday meals.

This cornbread dressing is rich in flavor and pairs well with roasted turkey or chicken. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences, and enjoy this classic comfort dish!

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