Thursday, November 21, 2013

Southern Creole Cornbread Dressing

This is a tasty  recipe  I clipped from our local newspaper for Thanksgiving  last year  , it was donated by Ida Reed  , Lake Charles , La. ,I will use the same  recipe this year , but I will add some  shrimps along with the sausage. I made it  several days ahead  and froze it uncooked, take out  a day ahead  and refrigerate .

2           packages jiffy  corn bread mix
1           pound Jimmy Dean bulk sausage
1           cup chopped celery
1           chopped  onion
1/2        cup  chopped bell pepper
2           sticks butter
1           can whole kernel corn, drained
1           can creamed style corn
1           cup pecans
Fresh Italian parsley , chopped
**Tony's seasoning , garlic powder , poultry seasoning , onion powder  to taste.**
1          cup cranberries  (optional)
Turkey drippings  or chicken broth  to taste .

Make corn bread according  to package directions  ---- cool and crumble ; set aside .
In a large skillet , sauté  sausage  until browned ; add celery  , onion and bell pepper  and simmer  for 5 to 8 minutes  , stirring  often . Add butter  and remaining  ingredients , mixing well . Fold in crumbled corn bread  until blended . If to dry  , add chicken stock  or dripping  to taste . ( if you're stuffing  the turkey , keep it a little dry  --- the turkey will add moisture.) Stuff  turkey  with  dressing , if desired  ; place extra dressing  in a greased  casserole dish  and bake in a 350*F oven for about 45 minutes .


  1. Wow! This sounds like an amazing recipe for dressing! We do not stuff the turkey here, but simply bake the dressing in a separate dish. It is my favorite!

    Thank you for your visits to my blog, Nee. I'm always happy to read your comments.

    1. Hi Nellie , my kids are avid readers (4 kids , 5 to 12) well the older 3 I should say , they think Louise and your blog is just awesome , Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Hi Cquek , quick and easy , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Now that's quick stuffing throw together if I ever saw one, Nee! Thanks for sharing...

    P.S. Thanks for all the tips on the apples. I did so well that I bought a whole bunch more today!!!

    1. Hi Louise , with the busy holiday season , you can make a quick dish and make it tasty .

      I am so happy your apples turned out so well and you bought more , things you can do with apples is numerous , I am pinning a lot of last Wordless Wednesday , my kids want them all :D thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Dear Nee, Very nice post. I liked the idea that you adapted this recipe to fit your own family likes. Sounds really delicious, and I love the idea that you can make it a head of time. Plus the cranberries, perfect! As Saturday is National Cranberry Day! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Blessings...Dottie :)

  5. Hi Dottie ,
    Thank you , I didn't know Saturday is National Cranberry Day . It's really easy and saves on time , Thank you for stopping by :).

  6. Hi Nee, this is so awesome and delightfully yummy. Would love to give this a try. Thanks for sharing, Nee and have a great day ahead :)

  7. Hi Ivy , you can use the type of ingredients you like to suit your own taste . Have a wonderful weekend thanks for stopping by :)

  8. Sounds real good. I like that it is sweet and savory. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  9. Hi Catherine , fast and easy thanks for stopping by :)


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