Unforgettable Mama’s Cornbread Dressing Recipe: A Family Treasure

When the autumn leaves begin to fall and the holidays approach, there’s one recipe that stands out: Mama’s Cornbread Dressing. Perfectly crumbly, moist, and bursting with savory flavors, this dressing epitomizes comfort food. Today, I’m excited to share with you the exact recipe that has been cherished in my family for generations.

The Secrets Behind Perfect Cornbread Dressing While Mama’s Cornbread Dressing is a straightforward recipe, achieving that perfect taste and texture hinges on a few secrets:

Fresh Ingredients: Opt for crisp, flavorful celery and onions for the best results. Cornbread Consistency: Ensure the cornbread is slightly dry to absorb the chicken stock effectively; aging freshly baked cornbread for a day helps achieve this. Homemade Stock: Using homemade chicken stock enhances flavors significantly. Key Details: 🕐 Prep Time: 15 minutes 🕓 Cook Time: 45 minutes ⏳ Total Time: 1 hour 🍽 Servings: 6


  • 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 (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Sauté Veggies: In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Sauté diced onion and chopped celery until translucent and tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine crumbled cornbread, sautéed vegetables, beaten eggs, chicken stock, and dried sage. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Season: Add salt and pepper to taste. Adjust sage if desired for a stronger flavor.
  5. Transfer & Bake: Spread mixture evenly in a greased baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown and set.
  6. Serve & Enjoy: Cool slightly before serving. Pair with turkey, ham, or other main dishes for a comforting meal.

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