Recipes, Side Dishes

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing

This is a simple recipe that can be made ahead for best flavors. It uses biscuits and cornbread that are a few days old. It can be customized to fit your families taste buds.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 5 cups stale cornbread
  • 2 cups stale biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • 15 ounces chicken broth


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Mix celery, onion, corn bread, biscuits, parsley, poultry seasoning, sage and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix in melted butter.
  • Slowly add the chicken broth to the dry ingredients. All the chicken broth may not be needed.  The dressing should be wet but not overly wet or soupy.
  • Spread mixture evenly in a greased pan.
  • Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Serve with gravy.