Southern Cornbread Dressing
This post was sponsored by Better Than Bouillon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Can someone please explain how the holidays are here already?! It feels like I was just laying on the beach and now fall has breezed by and winter’s on the horizon. Time’s going way too fast and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon. I get tired just thinking about it, how about you?
I could complain and gripe about how I miss summer but with holidays come the deliciousness of family dinner and leftovers. Just imagining what tasty morsels await makes my mouth water. Turkey, ham, creamy potatoes, candied yams, green bean casseroles, and more pies than can fit on the buffet table. And the highlight of every holiday meal in my family, the dressing, or stuffing if that’s what you prefer to call it.
Stuffing or dressing, what do you call it?
Either way, it’s a staple holiday dish and one of my absolute favorites is my homemade cornbread dressing. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory and no holiday table is complete without it. You can get creative and add extras into the mix, but I prefer mine simple. There’s no need to overcomplicate something; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
To make sure my dressing is packing in as much flavor as possible I always add a couple spoonfuls of Better Than Bouillon. Unlike traditional cubes of bouillon, Better Than Bouillon comes in a concentrated paste form so there’s no waiting for powder to dissolve. It’s my favorite tasty shortcut for so many dishes thanks to the numerous flavors available.
I haven’t met a Better Than Bouillon base I don’t love so it’s hard to pin down just one or two to use in a recipe. They’re all great for giving you the “cooked all day” flavor without the effort. Normally I base it around what I’ll be serving alongside the dressing. If it’s turkey I’ll use the turkey base and the same for chicken. If I’m going meatless I use one of the two Vegetarian base options. Then it’s a matter of choosing seasoned roasted vegetables, mushrooms, or garlic to complement the first base.
That’s what I love most about cooking; it’s an art!
For this recipe, I went with a combination of Turkey and Mushroom bases. Feel free to play around until you get the perfect flavor profile for you. It’s sure to be a delicious experiment either way!
Southern Cornbread Dressing
- 1 8x8 pan of cornbread, cubed (use any recipe)
- 4 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Mushroom Base
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons thyme, chopped
- 2 tablespoons sage, chopped
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Turkey Base
- 1 - 2 tablespoons of water
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery.
Saute for 4-6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the Better Than Bouillon Mushroom base and turn off the heat.
Combine cornbread and vegetable mixture in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, water, herbs and seasonings; stir into the cornbread mixture.
Mix in the Better Than Bouillon Turkey Base and add water as needed to moisten the mixture.
Transfer to a greased baking dish and bake 30 - 45 minutes or until lightly browned.
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 109Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 65mgSodium 795mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 1gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 6g
Better than Bouillon is amazing! I discovered it on accident and will likely never go back to the powdered stuff! I’m saving this recipe. I love that it uses real cornbread and the ingredients list is not to overwhelming!
Yum! This looks good!
looks super delicious… love trying new recipes! I use Better than Boullion quite a bit, makes things yummy ; )
Cooking is an art indeed. I would love to try my hands on this recipe. It sounds yummy!
Love. Having cornbread when I visit the us. This dressing would be great with so much holiday food
Your cornbread recipe must be a hit at every family dinner! I have never heard of this brand but the sauces are thick and seem like a must-try for my future recipes!
ohhhhh I love cornbread! I always remember er the way my mom made it when I was growing up. I’ll have to bookmark this one!
There’s so much to choose from! Definitely something that I don’t mind stocking up on this season with all the parties and the gatherings. I’m sure they taste amazing!
Wow! You can do so many things with it. I would like to try that if it’s already available where I am 🙂
I call it stuffing 🙂 this recipe looks yummy!
I don’t think I have ever seen or heard of cornbread the way it is shown in this recipe. When I think of cornbread as it is made by my grandmother it is just like a loaf of bread made with cornmeal but this looks very interesting. Mushrooms are yummy so I would pick that option
Man that looks delicious. I would really like to try that dressing out sometime.
I love using bouillon when I cook, but I haven’t tried this brand yet. I will have to check it out. That dressing looks good, btw.
Oh gosh, I love dressing! I think my grandma makes the best and I can’t wait to eat it on Thursday!
Woah that looks SO GOOD. I love anything cornbread related. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
This looks so delicious! And so perfect for a family dinner!
This Southern Cornbread dressing looks really delicious ! I can’t wait to serve this for my family. They’ll love it!
This is a great holiday meal recipe. I need to try out the Southern Cornbread Dressing this festive season. My family will definitely love it.
This recipe looks so yummy. I can’t wait to try these products, and make this recipe for my family.
That looks like a tasting dressing. I don’t think I’ve ever had cornbread dressing before, well we call it stuffing here, but still! That is a mighty awesome recipe for me to try.
This looks delicious! I would love to copy this recipe and make one for the family this weekend.
I’ve been using Better than Bouillon for many years–it is one of my favorite kitchen hacks! And we call it stuffing because we put it into the turkey to cook. If we didn’t do that, it would then be called dressing.
We call it dressing as we believe stuffing goes into the bird. I love cornbread dressing with southern fried chicken. Oh my!
That is some yummy looking cornbread stuffing. Thanks for the recipe. I just may make it this holiday season.
Oh boy, I put bouillon in everything I make. I just love the taste of it! I need to try this recipe!!
This stuffing sounds delicious. I need to try this recipe for theholidays
Yum! Cornbread stuffing is my absolute favorite! It really seems like Better Than Bouillon makes the entire cooking process easier.
Dressing is a must at our house for Thanksgiving. I haven’t tried it with Better than Bouillion, but it certainly looks tasty! Maybe a new addition for our Thanksgiving table!
Dressing is one of my family’s favorite dishes. I use my grandmother’s recipe. I don’t use eggs though that is new to me. I love better than boullian and never though to add it to my dressing. I might give it a try this yeat
How many recipes can be invented with all these tastes, I will steal the idea!
Yum, I’ll have to try this! I’ve always liked better than bouillion. I use it for several dishes I make.
Stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I even did a stuffing roundup once. This one looks yummy!
Haha, we call it stuffing in our house. Dressing is something you put on a salad lol!
Nice recipe. You can’t beat cornbread.x
ive tried these before but never thought to add them to cornbread yum!
I never called it dressing but cirnbread stuffing with Better than Bullion sounds so amazing. It is all about the sides for Thanksgiving so this is a perfect go to sidedish.