Martha's Cornbread Dressing


A truly 'Deep South' cornbread dressing. My mom's, of course!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
10 to 12 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken

  • 10 cups crumbled cornbread

  • 8 biscuits, crumbled

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground sage

  • 8 eggs, beaten


  1. Place chicken in a small pot with enough water to cover. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is done.

  2. Remove chicken from pot, set aside to cool. Remove skin and bones; chop meat and save for dressing. Strain, and reserve broth.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease two 4-quart casserole dishes.

  4. In a large bowl, combine cornbread, biscuits, chicken soup, onion, celery, salt, pepper, sage and eggs. Stir well. 30 minutes before baking, add a desired amount of reserved chicken and enough broth to soak dressing. Divide dressing between prepared baking dishes.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until top is browned and center is firm, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

725 Calories
39g Fat
52g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 725
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 286mg 95%
Sodium 1576mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 167mg 13%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 608mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.