My favorite side dish at Thanksgiving is cornbread dressing, it’s a southern staple. This is my Mom’s recipe and in my opinion, the only real way to have dressing but it that is not for you then you can check out my list of Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes. When my husband and I were dating we had our first Thanksgiving together at both parents. We knew we were meant to be when our mom’s both made cornbread stuffing! (well that wasn’t the only reason but it was a good one)
Cornbread dressing is moist and savory. It’s fantastic with gravy and the best is to take your fork and get a little of dressing, a little mashed potato, cranberry sauce and turkey all in one forkful! Yes, you will have to open wide. Whenever I make this stuffing recipe I triple it and freeze a few uncooked in smaller pans for later. They are great to pull out and eat with roasted chicken or a pork roast. You can also make a quick Turkey breast in the crockpot and serve it with this skillet potato cake for an easy weeknight meal.
1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
- 8 cups Cornbread follow the directions on the box
- 1 cup of crumbles Honey Wheat or White Bread crust removed and left out overnight or dried in the oven on 250 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes you want it to feel dry or stale but not toasted.
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups diced celery
- 1 1/2 cups Vidalia onion diced
- 3-4 cups of Homemade Turkey Stock or Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 1 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- In a LARGE bowl break apart the cornbread and tear up the bread.
- Sprinkle in the Salt, Pepper, Sage and Poultry Seasoning.
- Melt the butter in a sautÃ© pan and cook the onion and celery till limp and transparent.
- Pour over the cornbread mixture along with chicken stock. Mix it with your hands. Just dig in, yes itâ??s gooey and squishy but it is necessary to mix it well and break up all the bread.
- Taste it to see if you want to add more seasonings, if not add the eggs.
- Pour into a 9x13 greased casserole dish and bake on 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until it has a crust on top and is lightly browned.
If you are looking for other great Thanksgiving recipes check out Miss Information’s Complete Guide to Thanksgiving.