Thanksgiving is just another day to me if I don’t have my Corn Bread Dressing. Everyone has their own special recipe for dressing. I Like to keep in nice and simple. This recipe has no meat in it, but you can add if you want. Feel free to adjust this recipe to your taste buds! Want to turn this into a Christmas Dressing? I’d add a can of diced and chopped water chestnuts ( drain the liquid from the can!). Enjoy this dressing with your roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and and collard greens.
Check out the video tutorial.
Old Fashion Cornbread Dressing Recipe
This Old Fashion Cornbread Dressing is simple and savory. It's a classic southern side dish that is a must-have at your holiday table!
- Loaf of overcook corn bread
- 10 saltine crackers
- 2 stalks of celery diced
- 1 medium size yellow onion diced
- 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 1 tsp of minced garlic
- 2 tsp of sage
- 1 tsp of dried parley
- 1 tbsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
- 3 eggs
- Crumble your cornbread into a large mixing bowl.
- Add your diced celery and onions, followed by your seasonings.
- Now mix all of the ingredients. Beat eggs in a separate bowl, then pour into the corn bread mixture.
- Pour in your chicken broth and milk and mix.
- Butter your desired pan, then pour in your corn bread dressing mixture.
- Let bake on 350 for 25 minutes.
Looks good!! i’ve never heard of cooking dressing w/out using cream of chicken!!
Hi Elena! I actually have another recipes for ” stuffing” and I used cream of chicken. I like both, but this one is my favorite. The chicken broth and sage are a perfect match for this dressing.
Susan Stratton says
How much cornbread did you use? I need enough dressing for 12 people. Should I double this recipe?
You will need a 9X13 pan of cornbread.
This is my 1st yr cooking Thanksgiving Dinner and I will be using this recipe. I wanted to know what is the difference between stuffing and dressing? Is one moister than the other or have more ingredient?
Good afternoon Brittany,
The difference between dressing and stuffing has little to do with the ingredients. Stuffing is stuffed inside the cavity of the bird( chicken, turkey). Dressing is served on the side. Just remember stuffing for stuffed, dressing on the side 🙂 . I hope this helps. Please let me know how your dinner turns out. I’M EXCITED FOR YOU! XOXOX
I am all the way over in Kenya. Second year here for Thanksgiving. Your recipe is a life saver. Just took it out the oven. Doesn’t look as good as your’s but, still better than anything I’ll ever made before. Thank you for sharing these great recipes with the world! Literally! Can’t wait to dig in.
Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
Asante Sana – (thank you very much!)
How’s the weather in Kenya? I’m glad you found my website, and I hope you LOVE the dressing! Please stay i touch!
Which cornbread you use and what size package?
I made my own home made sweet cornbread. You can use 2 boxes of jiffy to cut time.
Oic…may i have your cornbread recipe please?
Oops i found it. Tyvm
Does a “loaf” = the same size as in your sweet cornbread recipe?…which btw i made last night and was greatttttt….was it supposed to be that light and fluffy?..lol
When i make your dressing recipe using YOUR cornbread i wanna be able to use right amount of ingredients such as the cornbread size etc…,ty for your help
Hello there Rick. The cornbread is suppose to be light and fluffy and delicious might I add 😛 . The recipe is the right amount for the corn bread dressing my dear.
Thanks a bunch…best cornbread ive had and cannot wait til Christmas Dinner to use your Dressing recipe…thanks again for your help!
OMG !!! I have been sitting here all morning writing down your recipes and I am now soooo starving…I am going to not make my usual family recipe of my grandmothers for cornbread dressing this christmas for the first time in my life and make yours. BUT….
can you tell me how much does this recipe make I just always have to have leftovers of dressing. Have you ever and can you double this recipe? And you say i can use jiffy cornbread? so its not going to be to sweet? I do love me some jiffy cooked in butter mmmm i told you im hungry now. I think im going to cook my almost entire christmas meal off of your recipes…thank you Sara… man i wish you lived in Kansas..lol
Hi Sara! You sounds as excited as I am for Christmas, LOL. First things first. For your cornbread dressing you CAN use jiffy, but make sure you make two boxes. I also have a new post with video for my Christmas menu, I hope you check it out. Cheers!
cook uncovered i presume?
Rosie i cooked the dressing using your cornbread recipe and it was the best dressing ive ever had….everyone else loved it as well…thanks for sharing your recipes
elaine rainone says
thank you, rosie for your sweet potato pie and dressing recipes. i have added them to the thanksgiving file …. my husband wants me to make the pie tonight …. says its just the way he remembers it …. i know u will be guiding us for the holidays ….
i am cooking rosie and i need your help!
Rosie this looks so good, I can’t wait to try this out next month. I think I am going to make a tester version next week so I can make sure I have the right touch:)
I will be posting another dressing video for the holidays, please stay tuned 🙂
Just curious, the video says bake for 40min but the recipie on here says 25min
I recently changed it to 25 minutes. This makes the dressing more moist.
marilyn j brown says
HEY ROSIE WHAT ARE YOU COOKING FOR CHRISTMAS
I’m making a ham, a prime rib, potato salad, pineapple upside down cake, yams, greens, and mac and cheese. :-O~
Hey Rosie! Happy Holidays!! Just wanted to say thanks for the great Peach Cobbler recipe. It’s one of the best that I’ve ever made to date! Girrll, I thought I could get down in the kitchen, but. I gotta give credit where credit is due! You da Boss in the kitchen!!! Thanks for being so dedicated and kind enough to share and I hope you had a great Xmas. Happy New Year and keep the great recipes coming!
Hello! This looks great! What size pan do you use for this cornbread? Thanks!
WHAT ABOUT THE GRAVY FOR THE STUFFING
It’s coming darling
Rosie I would like to try this recipe… Question does can I place this in a 13\9 pan because the one u used on the video looked as if it was 8/8
Ok so I just made this as a trial thanksgiving meal and I followed the recipe…. or so I thought,after everything was mixed up,it looked and smelled like dressing so I proudly put it in the oven,took it out ever so happily.This is when I saw the ten crackers I had set aside!!.I couldn’t believe I for to add the crackers!lol-See this is why I do trial meals because my mind is bound to forget something trying to remember EVERYTHING .Its so weird though because even without the crackers,it was so good but I recommend following this recipe to the T!,crackers&all.Thanks again Rosie for the lovely recipes,with steps!:)
LOL! You’re welcome! I applaud you for trying the recipes BEFORE Thanksgiving!! You’re awesome! XOXO
Thanks for the applause!I hope I gave you something to laugh about today !lol:).. will be trying the candied yams next!:)
Rosie you have no idea how your recipes have help me throw down in the kitchen!! Your recipes really makes me believe I can cook! My family has always cracked jokes on my cooking, but once I started using your recipes I’ve gained a lot of respect thanks to you!!! I’m always studying your videos to see what I can prepare for dinner next! Thank you so much for sharing!! Don’t know what I’ll do without your teachings…thank you sister!
looks good but i am use to dressing with gizzards in it so i will try this reciepe with my gizzards and turkey meat, lol sorry i’m a meat lover
No problem. I have another dressing recipe that has gizzards, and more turkey in it. It’s under “down home dressing”
Yanna Mitchell says
I am unable to find the recipe? Please help?
Sorry. It’s being revised.
Girl please I’m about to make me some dressing now
Thanks Rosie for this old fashion dressing recipe. My mom used make best dressing. Now that she is in heaven. Iam making the dressing. Instead of saltines I used package of pettridge farm stuffing. I added turkey neck
Fom turkey. It was great. Even my husband was like it was as good mom dressing.
Hi Veronica! Glad that you liked my recipe! XOXO
Miss v says
Do I cook onions and celery first or just add to recipe?
Yes. Try cooking the vegetables first.
Miss v says
Rosie when do I add the ten saltines is it when I add the loft of cornbread? Do I cook dice onions and celery before adding to pan.
Yes, add then when you add in the cornbread.
Hey Rosie, Im planning on using ur dressing for Thanksgiving. I see u suggest jiffy mix to kill time. My question is which one u prefer the most using jiffy or ur sweet cornbread recipe?
I prefer my homemade sweet cornbread over jiffy, if time permits.
What’s your cornbread recipe?
I have several cornbread recipes. Please use the search tool, and type in cornbread 🙂
shaniqua bush says
Hello I love your recipes and have made quite a few. For thanksgiving this year was my 1st time making dressing but i used this recipe and it was a HIT!! errvyone was like “Who made the dressing” it was delicious
thanks for everything