Soulful Elegance: Mama’s Cornbread Dressing


Embark on a culinary journey steeped in tradition with Mama’s Cornbread Dressing—a cherished recipe passed down through generations. This timeless classic is not just a side dish; it’s a flavorful homage to the warmth and love found in every family gathering. Let’s dive into the heart of this Southern comfort and discover how to craft a dish that pays tribute to the art of soulful cooking.


  • 1 batch of cornbread, crumbled and baked until golden
  • 2 cups day-old white bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, finely grated
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare Cornbread Base:
    • Bake a batch of cornbread in advance, crumble it, and let it sit overnight to achieve the perfect texture.
  2. Mix Breads:
    • Combine the crumbled cornbread with torn white bread in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Sauté Vegetables:
    • In a skillet, sauté celery, onion, and carrot in a bit of butter until softened. Add this aromatic blend to the bread mixture.
  4. Prepare Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together broth, milk, beaten eggs, melted butter, poultry seasoning, dried sage, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  5. Combine and Bake:
    • Pour the wet ingredients over the bread and vegetable mixture. Gently fold until well combined. Transfer the dressing to a greased baking dish.
  6. Bake to Perfection:
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.

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