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southern cornbread dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing is a holiday classic that’s full of soul, familiar flavors, and the comforting aromas of home.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Southern Cornbread Dressing
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9 servings as a side dish
Calories 435kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 batch cornbread search on the blog "cornbread"
  • 4 slices day-old bread cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound pork sausages
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Chop the cornbread into 1-inch pieces and place into a large mixing bowl, set aside.
  • Add half of the oil to a large pan over medium heat. Once hor, add the sausages and cook for about 10 minutes breaking them with a wooden spoon. Cook until browned and cooked through.
  • Once the sausage has been cooked add it to the bowl with cornbread.
  • In the same pan, over medium heat, add the remaining oil and add the mushrooms, onion, garlic, celery, parsley, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to the bowl with the cornbread.
  • Add the broth and melted butter, and stir to combine until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Add the cranberries and chopped pecans, stir to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, remove foil and bake 5 more minutes until browned on top. Serve warm.
  • Garnish with parsley, cranberries, and slivered almonds.



Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1060mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg