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5 from 4 votes

Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe with Sausage

A Southern Cornbread Dressing recipe that is made from crumbled cornbread, bell peppers, onions, celery, link sausage, and full of Cajun 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 cornbread mix gluten-free if needed, 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 regular sodium
  • 1 Tbsp. blackened seasoning mix or Cajun seasoning
  • ½ - 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • Parsley optional


  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, whisk together blackened seasoning mix.

  6. Crumble cornbread until there are no large clumps remaining. Combine sausage, vegetables, seasoning mix, salt, 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!

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Nutrition Facts
Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe with Sausage
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.