Mama's Cornbread Dressing

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Mama’s Cornbread Dressing

1 14-oz. bag herb stuffing*

1 pan Skillet Cornbread (recipe below)

1/2 cup butter, plus more for greasing the pan

1 large onion, diced

1 1/2 cups diced celery

1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage, or to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

4 cups chicken or turkey broth


Crumble cornbread into pieces uniform in size with the herb stuffing. Add cornbread and stuffing to a large bowl; set aside.


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onions and celery and sauté 4-5 minutes to soften them up a bit. Add contents of skillet to cornbread mixture.


Add salt, pepper, sage and broth to cornbread mixture and gently toss until all ingredients are just combined. Taste for seasoning at this point and add more if you like. I start with a small amount of each and go from there – how flavorful your broth is has a lot to do with how much additional seasoning is needed. Do not over-mix the dressing or you'll end up with a dense loaf that requires a knife and spatula to serve. Blech.


Spoon cornbread mixture into a buttered 13x9 casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.


*Such as Pepperidge Farms.