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This Super Moist Cornbread Dressing is my favorite dressing.  Thanksgiving is not complete without it. 

What is in this moist cornbread dressing?

It includes cornbread, bread crumbs, celery, onion, soups, broth, eggs and poultry seasoning.  The flavor is fantastic.



This Super Moist #Cornbread #Dressing is my favorite dressing. It is super moist and easy to make. It includes cornbread, bread crumbs, celery, onion, soups, broth, eggs and poultry seasoning. The flavor is fantastic.


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 cornbread 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 dressing?

It includes chicken or turkey stock with a can of soup.  The stock and soup help keep the dressing from drying out.  To season this moist cornbread 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.  Turkey gravy is perfect on moist cornbread dressing and a Thanksgiving tradition that simply goes together.

When the Bible talks about holding to the traditions, it is talking about the tradition of passing down the Word of God.  During this busy holiday season, pass down your family traditions and include the Word of God.  A great place to pass down traditions is in the kitchen.  You can talk to your family and friends talking about God and giving Him thanks for all that He has done for you


2 Thessalonians 2:14-15  To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

Cornbread Dressing Recipe: Recipe adapted from Simply Southern Cookbook from Columbia Academy School.

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Moist Cornbread Dressing

  • Author: Diane @Recipesforourdailybread
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 15
  • Category: Side
  • Cuisine: American


Rice & Eggs which was My Daddy’s Dish is quick, easy, inexpensive and delicious.


  • 6 cups cornbread crumbs (see post for Southern Buttermilk Cornbread)
  • And 3 cups bread crumbs ( I use biscuits)
  • Three egg, beaten
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • One can cream of chicken soup
  • One can cream of celery soup
  • 2 – ten-ounce can chicken broth
  • Two tsp poultry seasoning
  • One tsp pepper


  1. Melt 4 TB butter and saute onions and celery until tender.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Spread into greased 13×9 pan.
  4. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  5. 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.
  6. Allow plenty of time to cook it.

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    • 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
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Thank you for this recipe. ..I will never use another this dressing is the best!!!! We are from Memphis so my husband knows how great dressing should taste.He is raving about this one and asked me not to lose this recipe! Thank you

    • Memphis Girl,

      I was so excited to see your message. You made my day!! We truly enjoy this dressing also. It is really easy to prepare and delicious!!

      You are right down the road from me. I live just north of Little Rock. I am thrilled you found my blog. I hope you will consider follow Recipes for our Daily Bread.
      Blessings and have a great weekend!
      Diane Roark

  11. Hi Diane! I did end up making this yesterday (prepared the evening before) and although it was delicious I felt it was a little on the runny side. I even ended up baking it for 2hrs total. Not sure where I went wrong. I’m going to make it again in the next day or two and ideas on what I may have done wrong? Thanks!

    • Jennifer,

      When my oven is full, I have had to cook it a lot longer too. It seems like I only cook this dressing when my oven is full. I just double checked the time on the orginal recipe. The recipe called for 30 to 40 minutes but it takes me closer to an hour. I thought it was because my oven was full. Try cooking it with the foil off especially if it is cooked on the bottom shelf. If the top of the dressing starts to get a little brown, you can always add the foil on top.

      Blessings and I hope this helps.
      I will be putting it together to bake tomorrow.
      Diane Roark

  12. Hello,
    I am excited to make this recipe for Thanksgiving this year. I just have one question regarding the poultry seasoning…do I put in 2 and 1/2 tsp or do you mean just two 1/2 tsp? Thank you.

    • Linda,

      I just went back and check the cookbook to make sure about the poultry seasonning. The recipe called for 2 teaspoons. I not sure if I increased it a little bit or I typed it wrong. Thank you so much for asking!!!!!!! I am making this a head of time tomorrow. I will use 2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning.

      This dressings is so moist and really tasty. I have had several people commenting on it saying they made it this weekend for an early Thanksgiving gathering and really loved it. Please let me know what you think.
      Diane Roark

    • Jo Anne,

      About adding 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed instead of the fresh celery. You can get the taste without the texture of the celery.

      Just a thought. This dressings is so moist and really tasty. I have had several people commenting on it saying they made it this weekend for an early Thanksgiving gathering and really loved it. Please let me know what you think.
      Diane Roark

      • Thanks for your suggestion about using celery seed instead of celery. Since my family just does not like celery, I substituted the can of celery soup for another one of cream of chicken soup. I use some sage also and omitted the celery totally. Cooked it 45 minutes and then uncovered and cooked for 10 more minutes and it was baked perfectly. Had many compliments. Thank you!

        • Jo Anne,

          I am so thankful you left me a comment. I was thinking about you when I was baking my dressing today. Hoping and praying your dressing would be delish! Thank you for letting me know.

          HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I am fat and full!!!
          Diane Roark

  13. We had this for our Thanksgiving last night, and I absolutely loved it!!! I’ve shared it with several coworkers already this morning.

    • Danielle,

      YOU MADE MY DAY!! I am so thankful for people like you who try out one of my recipes and leave me a comment. We truly love this dressing and I am so glad your family did too. Please share my blog and my recipes.
      I am adding a link to my review post for this past week. Yesterday, I added 14 of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts.

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. I would love for you to follow my blog by entering your e-mail on the top right hand corner of my homepage.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

  14. when you say add 3 cups bread crumbs, do you mean 3 cups of the cornbread crumbs should be bread crumbs or is it 9 cups altogether (6 cornbread, 3 bread)??

    • Cori,

      We really enjoy this very moist and tasty cornbread dressing. It is 9 cups of bread total. 6 cups of cornbread and 3 cups of biscuit crumbs. The frozen biscuits work well. They crumble perfectly.
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this dressing.

      Also, I am adding 14 of my favorite desserts recipes for the holidays this Saturday and I am working on a list of bread recipes for next week.
      I hope you will consider following my blog. I would love to have you.
      Diane Roark

      • Thank you for a quick response! I will be looking out for you post on Saturday! My husband is a southern boy, and he wants dressing for Thanksgiving. He saw yours and said that looks just like what his family makes 🙂 Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

          • ok so I have one more question lol. I bought the bag of cornbread stuffing and I just mash that up and use it or does it it need to be actual cornbread?

          • Cori,

            I hope you are having a good day. When making cornbread dressing, normally you would use cornbread BUT if you want to use the cornbread stuffing it will work. It will still be wonderful. I had a lady (Danielle) leave me a message this morning. She made two trays of this cornbread dressing. Her family loved it. I am hoping and praying your husband will too. Please let me know how everything goes. I am sure you will do a great job. I am very thankful you found my blog and was willing to give this dressing a try.
            I added a list of 14 of my favorite desserts yesterday. I will add a link to my review post for this week so that you can check them out.

            Blessings Always and have a great week and great Thanksgiving,
            Diane Roark

        • Amy,

          I use Mary B’s frozen biscuits from Walmart but I have used Pillsbury frozen biscuit and they work great too. Do not use canned biscuits. They do not crumble.

          Make sure you use the correct amount of chicken stock (20 ounces total). They make several different size cans and boxes. If you make this dressing with other things in your oven, it will take longer to bake.

          This dressing is super moist and truly YUMMY. I just made some again for Thanksgiving and it was so good.

          You can see my ROUNDUP REVIEW POST for this past week:

          I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS.

          I would love for you to follow my blog by entering your e-mail on the top right hand corner of my homepage.

          Blessings and let me know if you make it,
          Diane Roark

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  16. Had a question about the dressing recipe. •6 cups cornbread crumbs,can I make a cornbread from a pack or does it need to be the one that you posted for the recipe? Heather

    • Heather,

      I think any cornbread would be fine. Since it is a dressing I would not do a real sweet cornbread. This dressing really is moist and delicious. I have it on my list to make soon. I need to redo the pictures.
      I am excited about all my giveaways this fall. I am going to review and giveaway Gooseberry’s new Harvest and Christmas cookbooks. I will have a Cuisinart 5-speed hand mixer giveaway starting this Friday, plus another Cuisinart giveaway and lots of fall recipes are all coming soon.
      Blessings and visit again anytime! Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment. I truly enjoy being a quest blogger for Gooseberry. I look forward to reviewing and giving away a Gooseberry cookbook each month. I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. I hope you considered following my blog if you do not already. You can do so on the top right corner of my homepage.
      I have lots of giveaways planned the next few weeks.
      Blessings and come again soon!
      Diane Roark

    • Hannah, Thank you for visiting Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I am really glad you enjoy the cornbread. I normally have to make two pans because I eat so much of it. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Diane Roark

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