Darlena’s Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

Every family has their favorite Cornbread and Sausage Dressing to serve along with the holiday turkey or to go along with those fabulous pork chops. I love to try different dressings but I always make sure I have this Cornbread Dressing or my family will be very upset with me. This dressing is one of those comfort foods that truly make the meal complete.

I don’t like the long introductions to recipes, just give me the recipe and directions….so here you go?

***Cornbread and Sausage Dressing***

This recipe has for Cornbread and Sausage Dressing been around FOREVER. I think every family has some version of this and you can certainly customize it to your tastes and what you have available in your refrigerator and pantry. If you do not want the sausage in the dressing, you can easily leave that out.


  • 6 cups cornbread crumbs (use your favorite packaged brand or actual cornbread)
  • 1 lb. sausage (I like to use the James Dean Mild Sausage)
  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 3-4 celery stalks, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning


  1. Empty your packaged cornbread dressing or crumble your cornbread into small pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cook the sausage until thoroughly cooked, crumble it, drain the fat and add to the cornbread bowl. Do Not Stir Yet.
  3. Saute the celery and onion in butter until onion is semi-translucent (about 4-6 minutes). Add to the cornbread bowl. Do Not Stir Yet.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the broth, chicken soup, poultry seasoning, and salt. Wisk until smooth. Add the mixture to the cornbread bowl, now gently stir all the ingredients until well combined.
  5. Spray a 13×9 casserole pan with cooking spray, or use butter. Spoon the cornbread mixture into the pan. Pat down, but not too packed, keep it loosely packed.
  6. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes, then uncover for 45 minutes. The top should be slightly crisp and it should be heated through.

Enjoy Your Dressing with Pork Chops, a Pork Roast, or any other Poultry dish

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