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Southern Corn Bread Dressing


ere is your step-by-step guide to creating the MOST DELICIOUS Corn Bread Dressing this holiday season. This recipe is our family favorite, southern staple. My mom cooks this every year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it is what I look forward to most.

Southern corn bread dressing 


1 bag Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Classic Stuffing

1/2 bag Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Cubed Stuffing

8 x 8 pan of cornbread, crumbled

1 onion, chopped

3-4 stalks celery, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 Jimmy Dean Regular Pork Sausage Roll

1Jimmy Dean Hot Pork Sausage Roll

1 tbsp poultry seasoning

4 eggs, slightly beaten

6 cups chicken stock

Dressing ingredients with Laura in the background

Step One:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Step Two:

Chop all vegetables (onion, celery, bell pepper).

celery and bell pepper on cutting board
Laura peeling onion
chopped ingredients for dressing

Step Three:

Brown the sausage on the stove in a fry pan.

Laura opening jimmy dean sausage
Sausage in pan on stove
Laura stirring the sausage in the pan

Step Four:

Add vegetable mixture to sausage, and cook until soft.

Laura adding chopped vegetables to sausage
pan with sausage and vegetables

Step Five:

Combine both packages of Pepperidge Farm Stuffing and the crumbled corn bread in a LARGE bowl. Add poultry seasoning.

Pouring stuffing into bowl
adding poultry seasoning to bowl

Step Six:

Lightly beat eggs, add to the stuffing combination, and then pour in chicken broth.

Laura cracking eggs
Laura adding eggs to stuffing
adding chicken stock to stuffing

Step Seven:

Add in sausage and veggies from the pan and mix with your hands. (Make sure sausage is cool enough to touch with your hands).

adding sausage to stuffing mixture
Laura mixing mixture together

Step Eight:

Pour into a buttered casserole dish (9×13), lightly sprinkle with paprika, and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half.

Laura buttering casserole dish
Laura pouring stuffing into casserole dish
Adding salt and pepper to stuffing

Step Nine:

Once cooking is complete, let cool and serve!

Laura pulling dressing out of oven
southern corn bread dressing
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