Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

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Jiffy Cornbread Dressing is the perfect side dish for your holiday table. It is always the bowl that everyone grabs for first. It is everyone’s favorite side dish.

A plate of Jiffy Cornbread Dressing.


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Make this Recipe for Jiffy Cornbread Dressing / Stuffing Recipe

Jiffy Cornbread Dressing is the perfect texture, not too dry or wet. With that amazing seasoning that when it hits your mouth you smile over the taste that brings back special meals with family and friends.

Why This Jiffy Mix Corn Muffin Mix Recipe is a Keeper

It can take years of trial and error to get the best tasting Southern Cornbread Dressing. It is that hint of sweet with the herbs and seasonings that are just the ideal side dish for your holiday table.

  • 10 Minute Prep: Quick and easy to prep in advance.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: This stuffing is a favorite because it brings back memories of family and home.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Great for sandwiches or leftovers the next day.

If you’re looking for more holiday inspired recipes, try these Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce Recipe, Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Casserole with Canned Yams and Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole.

What do I do if my Jiffy Cornbread Recipe for dressing is too dry or too wet?

A plate and fork of the dressing.

If it is too wet, cook for a bit to let it dry out a little. If too dry, add a little warm stock. You can even make this dressing ahead of time.

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Ingredient Notes to Make Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread, celery and onion for the ressing.
  • Use Jiffy Cornbread Mix: You will need 4 packages of Jiffy corn muffin mix or any brand that you enjoy.
  • Vegetables: One medium diced onion, two stalks of celery diced and one diced green bell pepper.
  • Chicken Broth: The recipe calls for two cartons of chicken broth. Chicken Stock can also be a great replacement.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Easy Cornbread Dressing

Obviously there are certain things that people like and do not like. Therefore, you can adjust this easy to make recipe as you need. Making it perfect to serve at thanksgiving.

  • Sage: Fresh herbs such as sage or thyme can truly enhance the taste of your stuffing recipe more savory. Ground sage will work too.
  • Sautéed Vegetables: If you do not like celery you can add carrots or mushrooms to this dressing. This thanksgiving day recipe is a favorite.
  • Cooking variation: The air fryer is a wonderful way to cook your stuffing, cook at 325 for about 20 minutes. The recipe is the perfect air fryer side dish.
  • Soup: Cream of chicken soup added to the broth will enhance the flavor.

How to Make Jiffy Cornbread Dressing Recipe

This southern cornbread dressing is a wonderful addition to any meal you will love this recipe. With the celery and other flavors this southern jiffy cornbread dressing will become a family favorite.

These are the basic steps for making homemade Jiffy cornbread stuffing. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

STEP 1: Make the cornbread from scratch

First, make jiffy mix and bake all 4 cornbread mixes according to package instructions – let cool, then make crumbly cornbread in a large bowl and set aside. You can make a day in advance. Next, in a large pot or large skillet, cook onion, celery, and bell pepper in butter until soft and fragrant. Then stir in 1 carton of chicken broth and remove from heat.

STEP 2: Crumble the cornbread

Pour in crumbled the cornbread cubes a little at a time until well combined. Continue to alternate adding cornbread and 2nd carton of chicken broth. 

Preparing the vegetables for the stuffing.

STEP 3: Bake the Cornbread recipe and Pour the dressing into a Casserole Dish

Spray or coat a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray or oil and add the mixture. Finally, bake the stuffing until firm in the middle and the top is golden brown on top, about 30-45 minutes.

Transfering the dressing into a baking dish.

Recipe FAQs for Homemade Cornbread Stuffing and Dressing Side Dish

Yes, this box mix is gluten free. Or you can make your own cornbread that is gluten free and crumble cornbread for dressing. Or use a stale bread of your choice.

Stuffing is cooked in the cavity of the turkey, so the juices soak into the ingredients, making it more flavorful. Dressing gets cooked on its own and needs extra liquid to make it flavorful

Expert Tips to Make Old Fashioned Cornbread Recipe

Make your thanksgiving and Christmas so much easier with this old fashioned cornbread dressing. This recipe is easy to adjust for the perfect stuffing or dressing.

  • Sausage: If you like a meaty dressing add a little sausage or bacon or add chicken to the easy recipe.
  • Sweet: Like it Sweet? Of course you can add a hint of apple or honey to the baking dish and bake just like granny use to do it.
  • Dried Fruit: Dried apricots, cranberries or raisins add a chewy sweetness to the corn bread dish.
  • Cheese: Try adding cheese such as parmesan to bind the dressing mixture before you bake the cornbread.

What to Serve with this Easy Cornbread Dressing Recipe / More Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Jiffy Cornbread Dressing
5 from 31 votes

Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Jiffy Cornbread Dressing is the perfect side dish for your holiday table. It is always the bowl that everyone grabs for first. It is everyone’s favorite side dish.
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  • 4 packages Jiffy cornbread mix (8.5 ounces each), plus ingredients to make cornbread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons all purpose seasoning blend
  • 4 cups chicken broth


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare cornbread according to package directions and bake.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool; Crumble cornbread into bite sized pieces.
  • Leave oven set to 400 degrees F.
  • While cornbread is baking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; Add butter and allow to melt.
  • Add onion, celery and bell pepper to the skillet and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in poultry seasoning and all purpose seasoning blend and stir to combine; Pour in 2 cups of chicken broth and stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, add half of the crumbled cornbread and the vegetable mixture; Carefully, stir until combined, being careful not to break up the cornbread too much.
  • Add the remaining crumbled cornbread and slowly add the remaining broth until the mixture is moist. You might not need the full remaining 2 cups. The total amount of broth you use will depend on how dry your cornbread is. The mixture should be on the wet sideso it doesn’t dry out too much when baking. It should not be too mushy.
  • Spray a 13×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer cornbread mixture to the baking dish.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the dressing is firm in the middle and golden brown on top.

Expert Tips

  • Sausage: If you like a meaty dressing add a little sausage or bacon.
  • Sweet: Like it Sweet? Of course you can add a hint of apple or honey just like granny use to do it.
  • Dried Fruit: Dried apricots, cranberries or raisins add a chewy sweetness to the dish.
  • Alternate ingredient: More vegetables such as mushrooms or squash. Try adding cheese such as parmesan to the stuffing.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a wonderful way to cook your stuffing, cook at 325 for about 20 minutes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

15 thoughts on “Jiffy Cornbread Dressing”

  1. Hello Christina,

    The instructions are 4 cups chicken broth. Is it 4 cups total or 2 cups total? I want to make the Jiffy Cornbread Dressing for Thanksgiving 2023.

    Thank you

    • Hello, this is not my recipe but thought I could answer anyway! It’s a total of 1 carton of broth which is 4 cups. Start with 2 cups in with ur veggies then add the other 2 cups while mixing everything together! Im making it as well. Happy thanksgiving!


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