How To: Make Southern cornbread-sage dressing with Betty

Make Southern cornbread-sage dressing with Betty

No Southern Thanksgiving is complete without cornbread dressing! In this tutorial, Betty shows us the famous Southern cornbread-sage dressing that has turned her into her family's designated 'dressing-maker' every year! This delicious gravy can be spread over turkey, veggies, potatoes or even used as a dip! However you choose to serve it, you will definitely love this delicious recipe! Enjoy!
You Will Need:
*1/2 medium to large onion, chopped
*1 stalk celery, chopped
*1/2 stick margarine
*2 1/2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
*2 1/2 cups homemade cornbread (Or, use 2 1/2 cups of cornbread-flavored stuffing mix.)
*1 teaspoon ground sage
*2 1/2 cans (about 16 oz. each) chicken broth
*cooking spray

Step 1: Saute
Melt 1/2 stick margarine in a skillet on the stove. Add 1/2 onion (chopped) and 1 stalk celery (chopped). Saute the onion and celery until the onion is clear.
Remove from heat.

Step 2: Mix it up
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix and 2 1/2 cups cornbread (or cornbread stuffing mix).
Add 1 teaspoon ground sage. Mix thoroughly.
Add onion and celery mixture to stuffing-sage mixture, and mix all together.
Now, add 2 1/2 cans chicken broth (or enough until mixture is *very* soupy. Spray an 8-inch by 12-inch Pyrex dish with cooking spray, and spoon the completed dressing into the dish. If it is not "swimming" in broth, you may add a little more over the top at this time. (Making it soupy is the key to success with the juiciness of this recipe.)

Step 3: Bake it
Place the dish of dressing in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees. Bake 30 to 45 minutes, or until your desired doneness.
It should be crispy around the top, but nice and juicy when you dip into it. You won't need another dressing recipe after you try this one! My (extended) family has designated me as the dressing-maker at Thanksgiving, and I am telling you the secret to my success!!!

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1 Comment

This Is by no means southern cornbread dressing made from scratch.
City slicker dressing from bought broth and bought stuffing.

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