Go Back
cornbread dressing in casserole dish with fresh herbs scattered on top
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Cornbread Dressing

The BEST Cornbread Dressing is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish recipe! Loaded with buttery, delicious flavor, this cornbread stuffing recipe is made with fresh herbs, onions, celery and optional sausage! You're going to love the moist, light and fluffy interior with the golden, crunchy top - seriously delicious! // Mom On Timeout #cornbread #dressing #stuffing #thanksgiving #sidedish #recipe
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread dressing, cornbread stuffing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 350kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 8 to 9 cups cornbread cubed, homemade or store bought
  • 1 pound sausage Italian, breakfast, spicy, sage - pick your favorite, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups celery chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 21/2 to 3 1/2 cups low sodium turkey or chicken stock or broth
  • 8 tbsp butter melted, divided


  • Preheat oven to 300F. Place cubed cornbread on a large baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until dried out. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown sausage. Remove from skillet leaving one tablespoon of grease in skillet.
  • Add onion, celery, salt and pepper to skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add sage, thyme, and pecan and stir to combine. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups of stock or broth and both eggs.
  • Place dried cornbread cubes in a very large bowl. Add sausage, onion and herb mixture, egg mixture and 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Gently fold together until combined.
  • Pour into a greased 3 quart baking dish and press down lightly. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove dressing from oven and remove foil. Check consistency of stuffing. Add additional stock as needed and drizzle with the remaining 4 tablespoons of melted butter.¬†
  • Increase temperature to 375F. Return dressing to the oven, uncovered, and continue to bake for an additional 15 to 25 minutes or until stuffing is lightly golden brown on the top.
  • Top with additional fresh herbs and serve immediately.



Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.1mg