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Make Ahead Cornbread Dressing Recipe

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This Whole Grain Cornbread Dressing is the perfect recipe to accompany your Thanksgiving Turkey.

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Making a Nutritious Cornbread Dressing

This cornbread dressing recipe is nutritious thanks to my Whole Grain Cornbread that’s used as part of the dressing mix.  And using my copycat Bell’s Homemade Poultry Seasoning makes it delicious too.

The best part is that you can make this Thanksgiving side dish the day before Thanksgiving, and any leftovers will reheat beautifully!

More Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Speaking of side dishes, the following recipes will give you more delicious foods to enjoy around your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

We’ve talked about making cornbread dressing and other sides, but what about the turkey. In the following recipe videos, I’ll show you how to make two small turkeys in your oven at the same time or one turkey breast in your Instant Pot.

Afterward, use your turkey bones to make delicious bone broth.

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Whole Grain Cornbread Dressing

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
Thanks to the whole grains, this cornbread dressing is not only delicious, it's nutritious too!


  • 8 cups Whole grain cornbread* cubes, stale
  • 8 cups White bread or Sourdough bread cubes, stale
  • 1 bunch Celery, chopped
  • 4 Onions, chopped yellow, medium-sized
  • 1 tablespoon Poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 4 Eggs, large
  • 2 cups Milk, whole
  • 2 cups Chicken or turkey stock or chicken or turkey bone broth
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) Butter, melted more for greasing pan


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 12" round cast iron pan with butter. (You can also use an alternate pan such as a rectangular 9×13 pyrex baking dish.)
  • Sauté the celery and onions in the butter with the poultry seasoning and salt until the celery is soft and the onions are translucent, but not browned. This process takes approximately 10 minutes.
  • While the celery and onion cook, add both types of bread cubes to a large bowl.
  • Once the celery and onion are cooked, pour the celery, onion, and butter mixture over the bread cubes and mix well.
  • Add the eggs to the milk, mix well, and pour over the bread cube mixture. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the stock or bone broth over the bread cube mixture and mix well.
  • Transfer the entire mixture to the greased pan and place it on the middle rack of the preheated oven. Allow it to bake for 30-40 minutes until the top is a crispy golden brown.



*You can find the Whole Grain Cornbread Recipe at
To re-heat the cornbread dressing, cover it with aluminum foil, and place it on the middle rack of an oven preheated to 350°F. Heat for 20 minutes, remove the aluminum foil, and continue to heat it for an additional 10 minutes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Cornbread Dressing, Stuffing & Dressing, Whole Grain Cornbread Dressing
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