Gluten-Free Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe: The Ultimate Guide

Hey, y’all! If you’re looking for a delicious, hearty dish, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re diving into a Gluten-Free Southern Cornbread Dressing recipe. Ah, cornbread dressing! It’s a Southern staple, and for good reason.

You can’t have a Thanksgiving table without it, am I right? But what if you’re gluten-sensitive? Fear not. We’ve got you covered with this gluten-free version that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Let’s get cooking!

Gluten-Free Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Oh, the magic of cornbread dressing but without the gluten—sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

Quick Facts

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern American
Difficulty: Medium
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins
Calories: Approx 260 per serving


  • 4 cups gluten-free cornbread, crumbled
  • 1 lb sausage (optional)
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth (gluten-free)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

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Equipment Needed

To whip up this dish, you’ll need a few kitchen basics.

  • A large mixing bowl
  • A skillet
  • A 9×13-inch baking dish
  • A measuring cup
  • A wooden spoon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a skillet, cook the sausage (if using) until brown. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, sauté the chopped celery and onion until tender.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the crumbled cornbread, cooked sausage, sautéed vegetables, and spices.
  5. Whisk the eggs and add them to the mix.
  6. Gradually pour in the chicken broth while stirring.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Essential Note: Make sure the cornbread is thoroughly soaked in the chicken broth for that moist, flavorful dressing we all love.

Nutrition Facts

Service Size: 1 cup
Servings: 8
Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 260
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 10g
    % Daily Value
  • Sodium: 12%
  • Vitamin A: 8%
  • Vitamin C: 5%

Cooking Tips and Tricks

Alright, here are some quick tips to elevate your cornbread dressing game:

  • For an extra kick, you can add some chopped jalapeños or bell peppers.
  • If you’re vegetarian, swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth and skip the sausage.
  • The herbs are adjustable; if you love sage, go ahead and add a little extra.
  • Make sure to taste and adjust the seasoning before you bake. Every broth and sausage brand has different salt levels.

Final Thought

So, there you have it—a gluten-free Southern Cornbread Dressing that’s just as rich and flavorful as the traditional recipe. It’s the perfect side dish for any special occasion or a cozy family dinner.

Don’t forget to let me know how it turns out! And keep experimenting; after all, the kitchen is the best playground. Cheers!

Mahadi Hasan

Mahadi Hasan is a culinary whiz specializing in recipe tips, healthy desserts, gluten-free delights, and keto-friendly meals. Your go-to expert for flavorful, nutritious cooking.

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