Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

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My grandma made the best cornbread dressing and it has been our family tradition to have it with Giblet gravy since long before I was old enough to walk.

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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Put the bacon drippings/butter in a 9x13-inch baking dish and put it in the oven while it is preheating. It will melt while you're mixing up the batter.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Crumble the cornbread and white bread into a very large baking dish or pan (This is the pan you will cook your dressing in, and you need room to stir it while it's cooking). Combine the vegetables with the bread crumbs and mix well. Melt the butter and add it and the beaten eggs, chicken broth and stir. (You may need a little more chicken broth – its better if it's too moist than too dry; the uncooked dressing should be a little on the slushy side.) Add poultry seasoning, rubbed sage, black pepper, and mix thoroughly.
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  • Redneck Mike
    November 21, 2016
    Really great dressing try it.
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    • Shirley
      November 25, 2017

      I made your dressing for this thanksgiving and it was awesome. Thanks for sharing your family recipe.
      Shirley E
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      • darr
        February 13, 2019
        instructions are incomplete, it says you need to stir while cooking but never mentions when or what in the directions. How long do you cook the cornbread and how long do you cook the dressing? i have always cooked my vegetable before combining them. I will not be making this. So far Paula Deen's is the best for me as it's the closest to my mom's as i have ever tasted.
        • Crystal
          November 20, 2018
          how long does each item bake for?
          • Mary Williams
            December 20, 2017
            You don’t put any flour in your cornbread?
            • puffyeye50
              November 29, 2017
              Looks delicious, I can't wait to make this for the team!!!
              • Janel
                November 16, 2017
                How long do you cook the cornbread at 450? How long do you cook the dressing at 375?

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