Mama’s Cornbread Dressing

Step back in time with Mama’s Cornbread Dressing, a timeless recipe that brings the warmth of a family kitchen into your home. This classic dish, steeped in tradition and simple, wholesome ingredients, is the perfect side for your holiday dinners or any special meal.

With its moist interior and crispy edges, this cornbread dressing captures the essence of comfort food. It’s easy to make and even easier to love, filled with flavors that evoke fond memories of meals shared with loved ones.

Mama’s Cornbread Dressing is not just a side dish; it’s a bridge to the past, made with love and served with pride. Enjoy the savory, herb-infused flavor and the perfect texture that only a homemade dressing can offer. Serve it alongside your favorite meats and vegetables, and watch as it becomes a new tradition in your own family gatherings.


  • 3 cups crumbled cornbread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage, or more to taste
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Dish:
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 7×11-inch baking dish.
  1. Prepare the Cornbread Base:
  • Place the crumbled cornbread in a large mixing bowl. Set it aside as you cook the vegetables.
  1. Cook Vegetables:
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and chopped celery, and sauté until they are soft and translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • Transfer the sautéed onions and celery to the bowl with the crumbled cornbread. Add the beaten eggs, chicken stock, dried sage, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together until well combined.
  1. Bake the Dressing:
  • Pour the cornbread mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread it evenly and smooth out the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the dressing starts to turn golden brown around the edges.
Mama’s Cornbread Dressing

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