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Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing

A homemade southern cornbread dressing recipe that is perfect for your Thanksgiving table!
Course Side
Cuisine Southern, Thanksgiving
Keyword holiday recipe, Southern Cornbread Dressing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe 2 batches
  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers crumbled
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 medium sized green bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium sized red bell pepper diced1 large red onion, diced
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 lb cooked chicken shredded
  • 3 fresh sage leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 14.5 oz condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Remember to make the cornbread a day in advance ( to dry it out!).
  • The next day, crumble the cornbread into a large bowl, along with the crackers.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss the butter into a medium sized pan, and melt over medium heat.
  • Once the butter is melted, add in the onions, celery, and bell peppers.
  • Cook the vegetables until they soften, then add in the garlic, seasonings, and chopped herbs.
  • Turn the heat off, and stir the ingredients.
  • Add the cooked vegetables, chicken, and herb mixture into the large bowl with crumbled cornbread and crackers.
  • Add in the cream of mushroom soup, and the egg then fold the ingredients.
  • Add the mixture into a lightly greased or buttered 9 x 13 bake dish, and cover.
  • Let bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven, uncover, and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • Serve & enjoy!