Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing

Grandma's Cornbread Dressing

Background and History

Embark on a culinary journey rooted in tradition with Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing, a beloved dish steeped in familial warmth and time-honored recipes. Passed down through generations, this Southern classic brings comfort to the table, showcasing the heart and soul of family gatherings and festive feasts.


8 cups cornbread, crumbled

8 slices white bread, torn into pieces

1 cup celery, finely chopped

1 cup onion, finely chopped

1 cup unsalted butter, melted

4 cups chicken or turkey broth

4 large eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons sage, dried

1 teaspoon thyme, dried

Salt and pepper to taste




Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes


Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Prepare Bread Mix

In a large mixing bowl, combine crumbled cornbread and torn white bread.

Sauté Vegetables

In a skillet, sauté chopped celery and onion in melted butter until softened.

Mix Ingredients

Add sautéed vegetables to the bread mix. Pour in chicken or turkey broth, beaten eggs, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.


Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden and the center is set.


Allow Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 350

Protein: 8g

Fat: 18g

Carbohydrates: 40g

Fiber: 2g


Customize with additional herbs or spices based on personal preferences.

Make it a day ahead for enhanced flavors.

Allergy Warning

Check for potential allergens in bread and broth. Adapt the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions.

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