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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s time to start planning that Thanksgiving menu. This year I want the food to be extra good and special since this is the first year my son has been away at college. I miss him dearly and I know he misses my home cooking.

Southern Cornbread Dressing

You cook for your boys mamas, and they’ll always want to come home to see you.  🙂

Probably the most looked forward to part of Thanksgiving dinner, besides dessert, is the dressing and it’s not uncommon for us to have more than one kind. I personally really love this Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing.

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Southern Cornbread Dressing- a must for Thanksgiving

This Southern Cornbread Dressing is a more traditional southern dressing made with crumbled cornbread along with lots of onion, celery, and sage. It’s savory, moist, and delicious.

Southern Cornbread Dressing

A traditional southern cornbread dressing flavored with onion, celery, and sage. Super moist and flavorful.

Equipment

  • 9 to 10-inch cast iron pan

Ingredients

Cornbread

  • ▢1 cup self-rising cornmeal, I use Martha White
  • ▢1/2 cup self-rising flour, I use White Lily
  • ▢3/4 cup buttermilk
  • ▢2 eggs
  • ▢2 tablespoons Vegetable oil

Dressing

  • ▢8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • ▢3 medium onion, chopped
  • ▢4 stalks celery, chopped
  • ▢1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  • ▢1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ▢3/4 teaspoon salt
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • ▢3 pieces toast, crumbled
  • ▢1/2 cup milk
  • ▢3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ▢2 to 2 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
  • ▢2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients for cornbread. Pour into a lightly greased 9-inch cast iron pan or a 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Before using, crumble into small pieces.
  • Heat butter over medium heat in a large pan. Add celery and onion and cook until soft.
  • Add sage, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper to onion mixture.
  • In a large bowl combine crumbled cornbread and toast.
  • Whisk together milk and eggs and add to bowl. Stir in 2 cups of chicken broth.
  • Stir in onion mixture. Mixture should be very moist. Add more broth if necessary.
  • Transfer to a greased baking dish. Cut butter into small slivers and scatter on top of dressing.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until it turns light brown on top.
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