There are so many good stuffings and dressings for your turkey it can be hard to choose! After tasting this delicious southern cornbread dressing recipe, I knew I found my favorite. Even my five year old son liked this cornbread dressing, so it is kid approved. It is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving menu. Just serve it up with a roasted turkey and cranberry relish for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.
Southern Cornbread Dressing
My grandmother was from Louisiana and she always liked a cornbread dressing so I share this recipe with you in her honor. You are sure to enjoy it as the savory flavors of thyme and garlic go great with the corn and turkey flavors. You can cook this southern cornbread dressing recipe up ahead of time or anytime because you don’t have to cook it in the bird. In fact, the turkey cooks most evenly if you don’t stuff it full of dressing (instead I throw some herbs and citrus in the cavity while it bakes.) The fact that it cooks outside of the bird is actually why it is called cornbread dressing instead of cornbread stuffing.
It is actually a very easy recipe if you have the batch of cornbread ready. For that you have three options that I can think of: buy some precooked at the store, use a boxed cornbread mix (like my favoriteJiffy cornbread mix), or use a homemade cornbread recipe.
Cornbread Dressing Simple Ingredients-
- 6 cups crumbled cornbread
- 3 cups bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon corn oil
- 2 cups copped onion
- 2 cups finely chopped celery
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Thyme
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth or turkey broth (homemade chicken stock or turkey stock is best but store bought broth will work just fine)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
How To Make Corn Bread Dressing For Thanksgiving:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook onion, celery, and garlic in a large skillet with butter and oil until soft.
Stir in minced herbs.
Place cornbread crumbles, bread crumbs and vegetables into a large bowl.
In a separate mixing bowl, mix 2 cups of room temperature stock and eggs together before combining with the cornbread mixture.
Add one more cup of stock to the dressing mixture, if needed.
Pour into greased baking dish.
Cover casserole dish with foil.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Serve it up with your Thanksgiving dinner turkey or chicken and enjoy! I like to prepare the other classic side dish recipes as well- cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and collard greens. My Thanksgiving table feast is always a favorite time of the year.
Printable Cornbread Turkey Dressing Recipe Card
This delicious Southern cornbread dressing recipe is so good! I got the recipe from a cooking class by Chef Richard Jones at the Green Door Gourmet , an agritourism destination with farm event spaces, here in Nashville. You are sure to love this southern classic cornbread dressing.
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes to serve on your holiday table?