Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing Recipe

old fashioned cornbread dressing is an herbed dressing. Mixed with celery and onions, the cornbread dressing is a baked to prepare and is combined with added buttermilk and eggs. Cooked in the oven, it can be used for poultry or meats of choice.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Cornmeal2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Eggs2 , beaten
 Buttermilk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Bacon drippings2 Tablespoon, melted
 Celery stalks3 , chopped
 Onion1 Medium, chopped
 Butter/Margarine1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), melted
 Day old bread slices12 , crumbled
 Turkey broth/Chicken broth2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Poultry seasoning1 Teaspoon
 Rubbed sage1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3416 Calories from Fat 1185

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 134 g206.6%

Saturated Fat 63.9 g319.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 637.1 mg

Sodium 8943.8 mg372.7%

Total Carbohydrates 463 g154.3%

Dietary Fiber 38.5 g154.1%

Sugars 31.4 g

Protein 101 g201.7%

Vitamin A 68.5% Vitamin C 34%

Calcium 150.3% Iron 144.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Combine cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl add 2 eggs, buttermilk, and melted bacon drippings, stirring well.
Place a well greased 10 inch cast iron skillet in a 450° oven for 4 minutes or until hot.
Remove skillet from oven; spoon batter into skillet.
Bake at 450° for 35 minutes or until cornbread is lightly browned.
Cool; crumble cornbread into a large bowl.
Saute celery and onion in butter until tender.
Add sauteed vegetables and remaining ingredients to crumbled corn bread, stirring well.
Spoon dressing into a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.
Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.