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This Homemade Cornbread Thanksgiving Dressing is all you need for a Thanksgiving dressing. Delicious, easy, you can make it ahead of time while keeping its creamy and tasty taste. Don't make Thanksgiving dressing  from a box again.

Homemade Cornbread Thanksgiving Dressing

By Shobelyn Dayrit
This Homemade Cornbread Thanksgiving Dressing is all you need for a Thanksgiving dressing. Delicious, easy, you can make it ahead of time while keeping its creamy and tasty taste. Don't make Thanksgiving dressing  from a box again.

Ingredients
  

CORNBREAD RECIPE

  • 3 cups plain yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large egg lightly beaten
  • 3 cups buttermilk

Southern Cornbread Dressing

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 12 cups crumbled cornbread
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
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Instructions
 

MAKE YOUR OWN BUTTERMILK:

  • 1 cup milk and add in 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar or lemon juice
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MAKE THE CORNBREAD AHEAD OF TIME:

  • pre heat oven at 375 F
  • Spray 13x 9 baking pan with non stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together all of corn bread ingredient and pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake until golden brown or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. About 30 minutes. Let cool and take 3 cups and start preparing for the corn bread dressing.

MAKE THE SOUTHERN CORNBREAD DRESSING:

  • Pre heat oven at 350 F spray 4 quart baking dish with non stick spray.
  • In  a large skillet, melt butter under medium heat add onion and celery until onion is transparent.
  • In a large bowl, gently stir together onion mixture, cornbread and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Transfer in the prepared pan and bake until top is golden and or until dressing is firm to the touch. about 45-50 minutes.

Notes

  • Make cornbread ahead of time
  • This cornbread recipe is not for dessert, so if you want a tasty corn bread, use Corn Bread recipe
  • You can divide the ingredients and make half of this cornbread recipe. Freeze the leftover cornbread for next use.