Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

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5 from 17 votes
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.

Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

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.

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What We Love About This Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing Recipe

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 with adults and kids alike,
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Great for sandwiches or leftovers the next day.
A pan of the stuffing.

Ingredient Notes for Grandmas Cornbread Dressing

  • Cornbread Mix: 4 packages of Jiffy cornbread mix or any brand that you enjoy.
  • Onion: one medium diced onion.
  • Celery: Two stalks of celery diced.
  • Pepper: One diced green bell pepper.
  • Chicken Broth: Two cartons of chicken broth. Chicken Stock can also be a great replacement.
  • Butter: Salt or unsalted butter or a butter replacement if you can not have dairy.
  • Salt & Pepper to taste.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

These are the basic steps for making easy cornbread dressing. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the cornbread for the stuffing.

STEP 1: BAKE CORNBREAD

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. 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

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

STEP 3: BAKE

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

Forming the stuffing in a pan and baking.

Prep and Storage Tips for Cornbread Dressing Easy Method

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Of course, this recipe can be made a day or two ahead of time and then reheat before your meal.

HOW TO STORE THIS CORNBREAD STUFFING RECIPE

Store easy cornbread dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Place the Jiffy Cornbread Dressing in an airtight container and freeze for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Heat the oven to 350°F and transfer the stuffing to an oven-safe dish. If it seems dry, you’ll want to add a splash of broth. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then remove foil and bake again until crisp, 15–20 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions about Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Truly, it is easy to make this recipe a little healthier, try making with sodium free or low sodium broth. Also try using a healthier cornbread mix.

CAN I MAKE WITHA GLUTEN-FREE MIX?

Yes, this box mix is gluten free.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, make as much as you need for a get together or cut in half for less.

DRESSING IS TOO DRY OR TOO GUMMY?

If it is too wet, cook for a bit to let it dry out a little. If too dry, add a little warm stock.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUFFING AND DRESSING?

Stuffing is usually “stuffed” into the cavity of an animal usually some type of poultry. And is cooked along with the bird. Dressing, however, is usually cooked and served on the side of the bird in a casserole dish. Bacteria can survive in stuffing that has not reached 165 degrees that could then cause food poisoning.

Making the cornbread and mixing the ingredients.

Expert Tips for Making This Jiffy Cornbread Dressing Recipe

  • 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, cooka t 325 for about 20 minutes.
  • Herbs: Fresh sage, dried thyme add real flavor to this Southern staple.

What to Serve with Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

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Jiffy Cornbread Dressing
5 from 17 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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Ingredients

  • 34 ounces cornbread mix, 4 boxes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix and bake all 4 cornbread mixes according to package instructions – let cool, crumble and set aside
  • Set oven on at 400 degrees
  • In a large pot cook onion, celery, and bell pepper in butter until soft and fragrant
  • Stir in 1 carton of chicken broth and remove from heat
  • Add in crumbled cooked cornbread a little at a time until well combined
  • Continue to alternate adding cornbread and 2nd carton of chicken broth
  • Final mixture should have a little extra moisture so it won’t dry out during baking
  • Spray or coat a 13×9 pan with cooking spray or oil and add the mixture
  • Bake until firm in the middle and golden brown on top, about 30-45 minutes

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, cooka t 325 for about 20 minutes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 665mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, Stuffing, Thanksgiving

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