Mama’s Cornbread Dressing



3 cups crumbled cornbread

2 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, diced

½ cup chopped celery

2 large eggs, beaten

2 cups chicken stock

1 tablespoon dried sage, or adjust to taste

Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Directions for the Ultimate Cornbread Dressing:

Prep Time: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a 7x11-inch baking dish.

Cornbread Base: Take your crumbled cornbread and place it in a large mixing bowl, setting the stage for the rest of the ingredients.

Sauté Magic: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the diced onion and chopped celery and cook until they're soft and translucent, typically taking 5 to 7 minutes.

Combine Flavors: Pour the sautéed veggies over the crumbled cornbread. Follow this by mixing in the chicken stock, beaten eggs, sage, and your personal touch of salt and pepper, stirring until the mixture is thoroughly combined.

Bake to Perfection: Transfer this beautifully combined dressing mixture into your greased baking dish. Slide it into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. You're looking for a delicious golden-brown crust to form around the edges.

Serving Suggestion: Serve this delightful dressing warm, perhaps with a garnish of fresh herbs for an extra special touch. It pairs wonderfully with roast turkey, chicken, or even as a star on its own.

Enjoy the comforting taste and textures of this cornbread dressing, a recipe that's sure to secure its place as a must-have at your family's table.