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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 includes cornbread, biscuits or store-bought stuffing, celery, onion, soups, broth, eggs, and poultry seasoning.  The flavor is fantastic.

Thanksgiving Table

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.  

Cornbread Dressing includes cornbread, biscuits or store-bought stuffing, celery, onion, soups, broth, eggs, and poultry seasoning.  The flavor is fantastic.

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

This Super Moist Cornbread Dressing is my favorite dressing.  Thanksgiving is not complete without it.
It includes cornbread, bread crumbs, celery, onion, soups, broth, eggs, and poultry seasoning.  The flavor is fantastic.

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish, sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn bread dressing, dressing, Easter recipes, recipe, Southern dressing, Thanksgiving side dish, Thanksgiving Sides
Servings: 15
Calories: 223kcal


  • 9×13 baking dish



  • 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.


Tip to cooking this dressing faster:
Add an ice cream scoop full of dressing in each cupcake tin.  By cooking the dressing in individual servings it will cook much faster.  


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2.2mg

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.


  • 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 Potatoes

  • 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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  1. 5 stars
    I have never made dressing before I came across several different recipes and this one caught my eye. I added cut up egg and turkey it was amazing!! My family loved it!! Thank you for sharing this simple yet delicious recipe with us. This will be my go to recipe for dressing from now on.

    • Sandy,

      Thank you for trying my cornbread dressing. You made my day by taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment.
      Have a fabulous Christmas season!
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  2. 3 stars
    Dressing looked really good on the outside, and I went strictly by the recipe, but it was just too salty. I had to throw it out. I want to make it again but not sure what ingredient I need to reduce or cut out. Not sure if it was the poultry seasoning, the soups, or broth.

    • Bonita,

      I am sorry your dressing was too salty. No salt is added to the dressing. I would suggest getting low sodium can soups and low sodium chicken broth. These items are the only ingredients that contain sodium.
      Have a great Christmas season!
      Diane Roark

  3. 5 stars
    I have to tell you that this recipe has changed my life. I’m
    Currently at the grocery store getting what I need to make it again. I love it so much and could eat it every single day!!!!! I do not use biscuits, I use a bag of that Pepperidge Farm Stuffing mix instead. Let me please give YOU the best compliment I have received in regards to your recipe.

    My husband said, “Dear, this is better than my grandmas”

    My dad said, “Kasey this is better than my moms”

    And I hear the same thing every single time someone else tries it.


    • Kasey,

      You made my day! Thank you so much for trying my cornbread stuffing. Please tell your husband and dad that they made my day. I am thrilled they enjoyed the dressing. It is a holiday staple at my house. It is always super moist and flavorful. I too have used cornbread stuffing but replaced it for the cornbread. It was very tasty that way too.
      This cornbread dressing is one of the very first posts on my blog and I have been blogging for 7 years. Most every holiday it is the top recipe.
      Thank you again for visiting and supporting my blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I would love for you to join my newsletter if you do not already receive it.
      Diane Roark

    • Rose,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread to see my Super Moist Cornbread Dressing recipe. It really does not matter what kind of biscuits you use as long as you do not use can biscuits. I normally purchase Ms. B’s or Pillsbury Grands (Southern Style) frozen biscuits.

      I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving. Many many blessings to you and your family.
      Thank you for supporting my blog. I am truly grateful.
      Last week, God overwhelmed me with his blessings. I would love for you to read all about How I got to the World Food Championships and How I did? Hopefully, it will be encouraging.

      Diane Roark

  4. 5 stars
    My family loves this cornbread dressing. I’m a good cook. This recipe is great for the holidays. The cornbread during year is awesome. I make it in muffin form. Before I in the oven I drop a piece of butter in the middle of each muffin. Thanks for sharing recipes.

    • Sharon,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment about my cornbread dressing. I am so thankful for you letting me know about putting it in muffin tins. It always takes so long to cook and muffin tin would solve that problems when you are waiting for it to cook so you can bake something else. Oven space is always a problems during holidays.

      Have a great Thanksgiving!
      Diane Roark

  5. I made this recipe last year and I can’t tell you how relieved I was to finally make a dressing that everyone loved. I’ve been trying new recipes for years and always disappointed in the outcome. This turned out perfect. My daughter said “mom, make sure you keep this recipe because I’ll be making this one day”. Thank you so much for sharing a fantastic and simple to make recipee.

    • Sophia,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and letting me know you made my Super Moist Cornbread dressing. YOU MADE MY DAY! It has been a family favorite for decades. It is always super moist and flavorful.

      I am so thankful you not only tried this dressing recipe but you let me know.

      Many many blessing! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  6. I’ve been searching for the best southern style cornbread dressing and this one has my attention. I really want to make this for Thanksgiving. Do you have any tips so I won’t fail terribly ? Lol! Also is this dressing moist yet stiff cause my family is use to moist dressing but not runny soup like.

  7. could we make this dressing and put in freezer , uncooked, and still cook and use for Christmas and new year?? how long would it last in freezer uncooked and still be good . wonderful dressing

  8. Thank you for posting this recipe. Can you tell me how many side dish servings this recipe will make? I am going to attempt to make this for Thanksgiving this year and this information will be helpful to know if I will need to double the recipe for approx 40 guests.

    Thank you!

  9. I just ran across your dressing recipe and am excited about making it for Thanksgiving. I can’t seem to find your Southern Buttermilk Cornbread recipe.

  10. This recipe is “OUT OF THIS WORLD”!!! I am a new comer to making dressing, but this recipe made it fun and easy> AND V ERY TASTY!!!

  11. Diane, I cannot tell you how long I have been searching for this recipe! It sounds just like the dressing my Mama used to make before she became ill with dementia~ All her recipes were in her head and I get so excited when I find one that is close to hers~


    • Tami,

      I am so glad you found my moist cornbread dressing. I love this dressings and it turns out so delicious every time. I am so sorry to hear about your mama. I feel like some days I am already getting dementia. I am glad I am blogging so my kids will have all my recipes.
      Thanks for all your support! I truly appreciate it.
      Diane Roark

  12. I enjoy your recipes and the info on your family. I am a Christian and an R.N. and have worked with many challenged people. Thank you for sharing.

    • Sandy,

      I am proud to know that you are a nurse and a Christian. God is using you to make a huge difference in the world. You can help people heal physically and spiritually. I have made friends with so many nurses over the years because of my sons 17 shunt failures. He has cerebral palsy and seizures. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a message.
      I hope you will consider following my blog with e-mail updates or on social medias.
      Blessings Always,
      Diane Roark


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