This Southern Cornbread Dressing , features cornbread as well as biscuits, chicken broth, and lots of sage.
Don’t be fooled by all of these luscious and savory ingredients because as you will learn, the biggest part of this holiday recipe classic is lots and lots of love. This recipe has been in the family of our guest for generations and as a matter of fact it was handed down from her 96 year old Granny, Nell Spence.
Take a look at this wonderful cooking video and then get out a big roasting pan as April Lee tells us all about this delicious and treasured recipe.
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Southern Cornbread Dressing
We’re so blessed to have great friends in our lives and even more fortunate that many of them are great cooks. Take our friend April, for instance.
You have met her in the past because she has done a couple of recipes for us, some time ago. We are speaking of her Chicken Fried Steak, as well as her Flank Steak Pinwheels on the Grill, and now April brings to our table this Cornbread Dressing Recipe.
Now, we are honored to share this revered family recipe with you, our readers.
I may be a Yankee, through and through, but I have had my share of southern eats and therefore I have gained a great appreciation of them. Whether its grits, collard greens, fried chicken, or the likes of such, there is no question that there is something special about southern cooking that sets it apart from all other cuisines.
We enjoyed this Southern Cornbread Dressing together with a roast chicken, some fresh cranberries and a salad. April’s two kids joined us, as well as their dad and throughout the dinner, each member of the Lee family related memories of growing up with this side dish.
Ingredients To Make this Cornbread Dressing
- Cornbread and Biscuits (3:1 ratio)
- Onion and Celery
- Evaporated Milk
- Salt and Pepper Sage
- Chicken Broth
- Did we mention Sage?
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Southern Cornbread Dressing is a Family Tradition
That dinner which featured this holiday side dish was a poignant reminder of the strong bond between great food along as well as its indelible role in family life.
Thanks to the Lee family’s Granny, this Cornbread Dressing will therefore live on for many generations to come and with each and every helping, Granny Nell Spence will always be a part of it.
Plan ahead and freeze this cornbread dressing until the holidays arrive!
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- 4 boxes corn bread mix (April prefers Corn Kits)
- 1-2 cans of biscuits
- 1 onion , fine chop
- 2-3 stalks of celery , fine chop
- 5 eggs
- 1 can Carnation evaporated milk
- 1 small container of rubbing sage , maybe more
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 (32 oz each) boxes of chicken broth
- Prepare cornbread and biscuits a day ahead of time.
- Preheat oven to 350 ℉.
- Spray large roasting pan with non-stick coating.
- Crumble cornbread and biscuits to a fine texture, keeping the ratio of cornbread to biscuits 3:1.
- Add onion, celery, eggs, evaporated milk, sage, and salt and pepper.
- Mix well, and add 2 to 3 boxes of the broth to reach a soupy consistency.
- Place covered roaster in oven for an hour to an hour and 20 minutes and then every 15 minutes, check consistency of the dressing, adding additional broth as necessary. Be sure to scrape sides and bottom or roaster to prevent any of the dressing from becoming too dry. The finished dressing should have the consistency of mashed potatoes.
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