What Thanksgiving side dish do you enjoy the most? Turkey might be the main event, but when it comes to your holiday menu, it is Thanksgiving side dishes that truly make the meal. Today, we point you a traditional cornbread dressing recipe that’s deliciously moist and perfectly seasoned. Even though it takes a little extra time to prepare the dressing from start, it’s definitely worth the effort.
Thanksgiving Side Dish: Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Yields: 14-16 servings
Cornbread Dressing Recipe Ingredients:
½ cup butter
3 cups celery, diced
2 cups sweet onions, diced
½ cup fresh sage, finely sage
3 cups fresh, soft breadcrumbs
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
7 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon ground pepper
Cornbread Dressing Recipe Directions:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and celery, and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Stir in sage, and cook for 1 minute.
- In a large bowl, stir together cornbread crumbles and breadcrumbs. Stir in eggs, chicken broth, ground pepper, and celery minute. Stir until blended. Divide the mixture between a lightly greased baking dish (13*9 inch), and a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until set and golden brown.
Try these alternatives for your dressing recipe.
Fresh corn and green chili dressing: Substitute 3 cups corn kernels for diced celery and half cup chopped fresh cilantro for sage. Prepare the recipe as directed. Stir in 2 cans chopped green chilies with cilantro in step 1.
The best part about this Thanksgiving side dish is that you can prepare it ahead of time and freeze it until ready to use. Overall, easy to prepare, this cornbread dressing boasts of great flavor. Try it for your next turn as the party host and you wouldn’t be disappointed. We promise!
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Overall, easy to prepare, this cornbread dressing boasts of great flavor. Try it for your next turn as the party host and you wouldn’t be disappointed. We promise!
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