How To Make An Old Fashion Cornbread Dressing Recipe

When making an old fashion cornbread dressing you will need to make the cornbread before you can make the dressing. Some people may choose to use a boxed cornbread mix. This is fine for quick and easy techniques. However, if you want to make a holiday dressing like they did long ago, you will make your cornbread from scratch. It really is not that difficult to do. Simply follow the directions below. After making your cornbread from scratch you will use it to prepare the dressing, as it is an essential ingredient. Here are two recipes that you can make and use to complete your old fashion holiday dressing.

Giblet Gravy is great with Cornbread Dressing

While considering your meal planning for the holidays, you may also want to make some gravy to accompany your cornbread dressing. Giblet gravy is especially good with this type of dressing. However, there are other types of gravy recipes you may wish to make for your holiday feast.

Recipe for Old Fashion Cornbread

What You Need

1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
¼ cup shortening or lard

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using a large mixing bowl add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Mix until thoroughly blended.

Add the egg and milk and then stir until the mixture is moist not too thick and not too runny.

Using a large iron skillet, add the shortening or lard and then place in the preheated oven. Allow a few minutes for the shortening or lard to melt and then remove from oven and swirl the hot grease slightly to cover the bottom and sides of the skillet.

Pour off any extra melted shortening into the cornmeal mixture and then stir to mix well. Pour the cornbread mixture into the hot skillet and then return to oven to bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.

After baking the cornbread remove from oven and allow cooling.

Recipe for Old Fashion Cornbread Dressing

What You Need

1 completed cornbread recipe
4 beaten eggs
½ cup diced celery
½ cup diced onions
¾ teaspoon sage
¾ teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup turkey broth
Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using a large mixing bowl crumble cornbread inside and then add the eggs, celery and onions and then fold to mix lightly.

Add the sage, poultry seasoning, soups, turkey broth, salt and pepper and then mix thoroughly. This mixture will have a soupy consistency. If it seems a bit too dry, add some more broth or hot water to the mixture and blend well.