Show Us Your Life: Southern Cornbread Stuffing

This week's "Show Us Your Life" from Kelly's Korner is all about Thanksgiving recipes and traditions. My all time favorite Thanksgiving treat is Southern Cornbread Stuffing! Yummm!

Southern Cornbread Stuffing


Cornbread, (recipe follows)
7 slices oven-dried white bread
1 sleeve crackers, (recommended: Saltine)
8 Tbsp. butter
2 cups chopped celery
1 large onion, chopped
7 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. sage, (optional)
1 Tbsp. poultry seasoning, (optional)
5 eggs, beaten

1 cup self-rising cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine crumbled cornbread, dried white bread slices, and saltines; set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onion and cook until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour the vegetable mixture over cornbread mixture. Add the stock, mix well, taste, and add salt, pepper to taste, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake until dressing is cooked through, about 45 to 60 minutes.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Happy Friday ladies (and guys)!

P.S.- Dog Name Update: You guys all had such good suggestions! My favorites were Lucy, Chloe and Annie and I would have been happy with any of those. However, my little brother back home really wanted to name her Lola and since he will actually be the one living with her and my parents...well, Lola it is : )
And doesn't this collar just look like something a Lola would wear? Ha!

But since all of you guys were such sports to play along...I'll give everyone who commented yesterday 5 extra entries!


  1. I found this also at Southern Living Mag and I tried it out on the very first Thanksgiving Dinner I cooked! It turned out amazing!
    Summer :0)

  2. I love the nane Lola. I want to name my dog Layla-pretty similar. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great weekend.

  3. My grandmother makes cornbread stuffing. It's my absolute favorite on Thanksgiving!!! Well, that and her homemade rolls. Sadly, I miss Thanksgiving w/ my family b/c of football season and living too far away.

  4. Mmmmm... that stuffing looks SO good! :)
    Lola is cute too!

  5. Yummy, stuffing! I do like Lola and I love that collar. So cute!!!

  6. Lola is nice, my dog is named Lily...quite similar. The cornbread looks great, thanks for sharing!

  7. Love the collar and love the name!!!

  8. love the collar. My Yorkie girls name is Chloe ;)

  9. I love the name Lola. So cute! I never experienced the Southern Cornbread Dressing until about 5 years ago. My mother always made stuffing (and I have to say I'm obsessed with her stuffing). The first year I ate with my boyfriends family I was a bit put off by not having stuffing, and having "dressing". Three bites into it I was sold. It will never replace my favorite stuffing but it's darn close! SO delicious. Last year my boyfriend and I had Thanksgiving with our friends and he made his mom's stuffing and I made mine. Thankfully everyone loved both! (and the battle of North and South could rest another day) ;) haha

  10. YUM, that corn bread stuffing looks amazing. I may need to make that at my fake thanksgiving next weekend!

  11. Hi! I like your title... simply having more fun :)
    this cornbread stuffing looks delicious,
    and the collar is so cute, Lola has to have it :)

  12. L, I missed you!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment :) It was great to have something to come back to. It was definitely not easy! I am loving the corn bread (I am a total soul fooder) and how cute is that dog collar? Unfortunately, my dog is a boy- but the next one will be a girl, hands down! Hope your Monday is off to a great start! XOXO


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