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Make Ahead: Freeze the unbaked dressing mixture in 2 (1-gal.) zip-top plastic freezer bags, making sure to press out all the excess air. Thaw in refrigerator five days before Thanksgiving, and continue recipe with Step 4.

Recipe by Southern Living November 2015


Credit: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe Summary

20 mins
3 hrs 20 mins
Makes 10 to 12 servings per baking dish


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 8 cups chicken broth to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; stir in chopped celery and onion. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 20 to 30 minutes or until celery and onion are very tender. Remove from heat, and stir in 4 cups chicken broth. Cool 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir together Cornbread Crumbles and next 2 ingredients in a very large bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Stir broth mixture, eggs, and next 4 ingredients into cornbread mixture until thoroughly combined. If needed, stir in up to 2 more cups chicken broth, 1/4 cup at a time, until mixture is slightly soupy.

  • Spoon mixture into 2 (13- x 9-inch) lightly greased (with cooking spray) baking dishes. Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes or until done and top is light brown.

  • MAKE_AHEAD TIP Based on a treasured recipe from SL Test Kitchen Professional Pam Lolley's grandmother, this dressing freezes beautifully. Guests will never know you made it three weeks before serving.

Chef's Notes

We tested with Swanson Natural Goodness 33% Less Sodium Chicken Broth.