This Super Moist Cornbread Dressing is my favorite dressing. Thanksgiving is not complete without it.
Cornbread Dressing includes cornbread, biscuits or store-bought stuffing, celery, onion, soups, broth, eggs, and poultry seasoning. The flavor is fantastic.
In South Alabama, you can guarantee that cornbread dressing is on every holiday table. The welcoming aroma says “Home For The Holidays”. Yes, it is dressing in the South and not stuffing. One of the more popular ways to make dressing is with cornbread. This recipe combines both cornbread and biscuits. You will find cornbread or biscuits on most Southern dinner tables if not both.
My family is like Cornbread! What do I mean?
In the South, everyone has a favorite cornbread. We often compare our favorite cornbread to every cornbread we eat. I thought it would be fun instead of comparing different cornbreads to compare my family to different cornbreads.
My Husband Is Like The Jalapeno Cornbread.
He is always well seasoned and kicked up. You never know what kind of spice (happy dance) he is going to break out into. He is the goofy, happy, crazy, kicked-up with silliness personality most of the time. Just like the Jalapeno Cornbread that kicks up your mouth, you will never be bored when Jerry is in the house. He reminds me of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. He is always bouncing around in a happy mood.
Southern Buttermilk Cornbread
Southern Buttermilk Cornbread which represents someone who is a traditionalist like me. The cornbread never changes, but it always tastes good. I am dependable and get the job done which is just like a piece of Southern Buttermilk Cornbread. You can always count on cornbread to complete almost any meal that you fix.
Our Kids Remind Me Of The Broccoli Cheese Cornbread.
When you add broccoli, cheese, onion, and bacon to cornbread, it blends to make a perfect Bacon, Broccoli & Cheese Cornbread. Our children are just the right mix of both parents.
Can You Believe I Got All Of This From Cornbread? Me Either!
God made everyone different. If everyone was just like me, we may be too serious and never have much fun. If everyone was like my husband, we would always have a lot of fun and not get much done. God puts us together so that we could help each other out. Thank God, our friends and family are not like us.
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Cornbread Dressing has always been on our Thanksgiving table ever since I can remember. It is a tradition that I grew up with and now continue with my family. I make my dressing by crumbling up biscuits and cornbread. If you know you will be making this dressing; you can start saving your leftover biscuits by freezing them. You can also make the cornbread ahead of time and freeze it.
What is in this moist Cornbread dressing?
It includes chicken or turkey stock with a can of soup. Most importantly, the stock and soup help keep the dressing from drying out. To season this moist dressing with lots of flavors, I add fresh celery, onion, and poultry seasoning. Because this cornbread dressing is so moist and flavorful, I love to eat it without any gravy. Although, when serving it, you will want to serve this dressing with turkey gravy.
Can You Prepare Cornbread Dressing A Head Of Time?
Absolutely, and I would recommend preparing it several days in advance and refrigerating it. Preparing this dressing takes time, especially if you are making your cornbread and biscuits from scratch. Typically, I make my cornbread several days before mixing up my dressing. You could make your cornbread weeks in advance too. It freezes well. Let the cornbread cool and wrap it in plastic wrap. Next, wrap it in a layer of foil.
I use frozen biscuits instead of making my own for this recipe. They work well, and it saves me a huge step.
Can You Freeze Cornbread Dressing?
Yes! If you want to make this dressing a week or two in advance, you can freeze it before baking. Wrap the baking dish in plastic wrap and then foil. Place the dressing in the refrigerator a couple of days before baking it. It needs to thaw before cooking.
Can You Prepare The Vegetables A Head Of Time?
Yes, It would be so helpful when making this cornbread dressing to already have your celery and onions chopped. Store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator a day or two before mixing this dressing. To save time, you could also purchase pre-chopped onions and celery in the produce section of your grocery store.
Do You Have To Use Biscuits?
No, Use your favorite store-bought cornbread stuffing. As a result, it will add even more flavor and is a great time saver. You will need three cups of either biscuits or stuffing.
Cornbread Dressing Recipe: Recipe adapted from Simply Southern Cookbook from Columbia Academy School.
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Moist Cornbread Dressing
It includes cornbread, bread crumbs, celery, onion, soups, broth, eggs, and poultry seasoning. The flavor is fantastic.
- 6 cups cornbread crumbs see post for Southern Buttermilk Cornbread
- 3 cups bread crumbs I use biscuits or store-bought stuffing
- 3 egg beaten
- 2 cups finely chopped celery
- 2 cups finely chopped onion
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 2 can chicken broth ten ounces
- 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Melt 4 TB butter and saute onions and celery until tender.
- Mix all ingredients.
- Spread into greased 13×9 pan.
- Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.
- The original recipe said to bake this dressing 40 minutes, BUT it takes me closer to AN HOUR for it to set in the center.
- Allow plenty of time to cook it.
More Delicious Sides
- CHEESY HASH BROWN CASSEROLE includes Hash browns, butter, onion, Cream of Chicken Soup, sour cream, Cajun Seasoning, garlic, black pepper, and lots of sharp shredded cheddar cheese.
- BROCCOLI YELLOW RICE CASSEROLE If your family does not like broccoli, they will probably eat this broccoli recipe. You cannot taste the broccoli. The saffron in the yellow rice makes this casserole very flavorful.
- BEST DEVILED EGGS – “BACON AND EGGS” – Have You Tried Topping Your Deviled Eggs With Bacon? It Is A Perfect Combination. You Have To Make These Delicious Deviled Eggs.
- LAYERED LETTUCE SALAD Use spring mix, peas, red onion, dried cranberries, boiled eggs, mayonnaise, sugar, bacon, cheddar cheese, and almonds or your favorite nuts. Top this salad with cranberries for the holidays.
- BEST BACON BROCCOLI SALAD includes two bunches of fresh broccoli, raisins or dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, carrots, purple onion, mayo, sugar or honey, and bacon.
- STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD This Strawberry Pretzel salad, dessert, is fantastic! It is layered with pretzels, cream cheese mixture, plus strawberries and strawberry jello. It is the perfect sweet and salty combination.
- SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE The three different toppings on this sweet potato casserole allow everyone to get their favorite.
- BAKED STUFFED SWEET POTATOES With Brown Sugar, Pecans, Marshmellow, Cinnamon, And Butter. These Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect excuse to eat dessert as a side dish. In the South, we actually call this recipe a side dish. It is a far stretch for even me but it is a fabulous, indulgent treat perfect for your holiday table.
Beans and Peas
- BEST SOUTHERN WHITE BEANS There is nothing better than an old fashion pot of Southern white beans and a piece of buttery cornbread. I will teach you how easy it is to make these Southern White Beans with ham in your Slow Cooker or Dutch oven.
- SOUTHERN BLACK-EYED PEAS If you season them well, black-eye peas are delicious. To season my Southern black-eyed peas, I include onions, garlic, Cajun seasoning to add lots of flavor to my peas, Seasoned Salt, Pepper, Sugar, Salty Meat
- SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS What could be better than Beans made with potatoes, bacon, garlic, onion, chicken broth, pepper, and a hint of sugar? These Green Beans are the perfect side dish. They go with almost everything.
- CHEESY GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE is a holiday tradition. I updated the traditional green beans with cheese, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce to make the best casserole!
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