Side Dishes

Mom's Cornbread Dressing

Posted: November 1

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Thanksgiving recipes are passed down for generations, and for good reason: they're too tasty to forget! Mom's Cornbread Dressing combines two of the best Thanksgiving sides—sweet, hearty cornbread and earthy, moist dressing—and transforms it into a singular showcase side! Saturated with savory chicken flavors and Thanksgiving sage, it's a tender accompaniment that brings out the meaty flavors of your main course. Shhh—don't tell mom that we're sharing her recipe!


1 package dry cornbread mix
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons dried sage
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste


Step 1

Prepare the dry cornbread mix, following the package instructions. Then cool and crumble the cornbread. Set aside.

Step 2

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 4

In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter.

Step 5

Once the butter has melted, sauté the onion and celery until softened.

Step 6

In a large bowl, combine the onions, celery, eggs, sage, chicken stock, and 3 cups of the crumbled cornbread, mixing well.

Step 7

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8

Set the mixture into the prepared baking dish, baking at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Step 9

Serve warm!

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