Southern Style Cornbread Dressing

This Southern Style Cornbread Dressing is the perfect side dish for your next holiday gathering. It's savory, flavorful and so easy!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern/ Soul Food
Keyword Southern Style Cornbread Dressing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes


  • Cornbread enough to fill a 9x13
  • 1 sleeve ritz or saltine crackers
  • 3 medium eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 sage leaves OR 2 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-6 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz cream of chicken
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 3 stalks celery chopped


  • Start chopping, and dicing all of the vegetables such as the celery, onions, and garlic. Also chop up the fresh sage.
  • Next, drizzle the olive oil into a large pan, then place the pan over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is nice and hot add in the onions, celery, and garlic. Cook until nice and tender.
  • Now toss in the fresh sage. Continue to cook for 2 minutes. Turn the heat off.
  • Crumble the cornbread into a large mixing bowl, along with the crackers.
  • Now add in the cooked vegetables. Fold the ingredients until everything is well combined.
  • Now pour in the broth followed by the cream of chicken soup.
  • Add in the eggs, and mix everything until well combined.
  • Sprinkle in the seasoning salt, thyme and pepper.
  • Now mix until well combined.
  • Preheat the  the oven to 350 F.
  • Lightly oil a 9x13 bake dish, then pour in the dressing mixture.
  • Bake the dressing uncovered for about 45 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!