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Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

A Southern Cornbread Dressing recipe that is made from gluten-free cornbread, bell peppers, onions, celery, andouille sausage, and full of soul food spices. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 276 kcal


  • 20 oz. package gluten free cornbread mix cooked in a 9 x 13 inch pan according to package directions
  • 13 oz. package of link sausage cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 4 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken broth
  • Parsley optional

Seasoning Mix

  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. sage dried
  • ¼ tsp. basil dried


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook sausage over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until sausage is browned. Remove sausage from pan and set aside.
  3. With remaining sausage grease, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, bell pepper, onion, celery, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Saute vegetables for 8-10 minutes over medium heat, or until onions begin to brown.  

  4. Add crushed garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes.

  5. While vegetables are cooking, combine 1 ½ teaspoons salt, ¾ teaspoon pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, sage, and basil in a small bowl and whisk until well incorporated.*

  6. Crumble cornbread until there are no large clumps remaining. Combine sausage, vegetables, seasoning mix and cornbread in the baking dish. Toss to mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour 3 - 3 ½ cups of chicken broth into cornbread mixture. (This may seem like a lot at first, but remember, you will be baking this and a lot of the moisture will evaporate.)

  8. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, or until the top begins to get crispy.  Add more chicken broth as needed.

  9. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.  Top with finely chopped parsley and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can also use 2 ½ - 3 teaspoons of Tony Chacere’s seasoning. (This is not certified gluten-free.)

Nutrition Facts
Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 1095mg48%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.