Crock Pot Dressing With Cornbread

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It isn’t the holidays without a serving of my Grandmama’s moist and delicious crock pot dressing with cornbread.

Grandmama's Crock Pot Dressing

There is nothing like Southern cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving! Moist and delicious, this slow cooker stuffing recipe is best served warm with sides of cranberry sauce and ample amounts of chicken or turkey inside.

Often reserved as an exclusive Thanksgiving recipe, my grandmother changed all of that with her slow cooker chicken and cornbread dressing recipe. Now we have this Thanksgiving stuffing and family favorite all year long thanks to the little effort involved in preparing it.

This easy crock pot dressing is full of delicious ingredients, like homemade cornbread, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, boiled eggs, and the meat of your choice. All you have to do is prep the ingredients, mix them all together, and layer them in the slow cooker. In a few hours, your crockpot stuffing will be ready to go onto the Thanksgiving table. Just think about that oven space you’ll save!

I’ve often said there is no sight prettier than an old lady with a casserole dish. But the sight of my Grandmother toting her crock pot had it beat by far! This is from my grandmother Lucille’s recipe files to you. Enjoy!

Recipe Ingredients for Crock Pot Dressing.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Cornbread (here are our hot water cornbread and Dixie cornbread recipes)
  • Hamburger or hot dog buns
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Stick of butter
  • Ground sage
  • Chopped turkey
  • Chicken
  • Onion
  • Boiled eggs
  • Broth

Crumble up your cornbread into bread cubes. Add the crumbled-up buns as well. This is in a really really large bowl (I think four quarts).

Chop up eggs and onion.

Chop up your eggs and onion. Add those in.

Add in onions, egg, sage, melted butter, 1 can of cream of chicken soup, and chicken stock.

Stir crock pot dressing ingredients together.

Stir that up really well.

Take a bite just to taste it 😁. SO GOOD! At this point, my taste buds are pretty excited about crock pot dressing! 

Spread cream of chicken soup at the bottom of the slow cooker.

Now take that other can of cream of chicken soup and spread half of it in the bottom of your slow cooker.

Top with third of dressing mixture.

Top with 1/3 of the dressing mixture.

Top with meat.

And 1/2 of the turkey.

Repeat layers.

Repeat again, ending with the stuffing mix.

Spread other half of soup over top of crock pot dressing.

Spread the remaining half of the cream of chicken soup over the crock pot dressing

Cover crock pot dressing and cook on low.

Cover your slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours and it’s ready to serve!

Crock pot dressing served with green beans, turkey, and a roll.



Store cornbread stuffing leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Recipe Notes

  • Rather not use canned cream of chicken soup? Make your own with this recipe.
  • You can omit the meat if you like, or even use a rotisserie chicken in place of having to cook the chicken breast or turkey breast.
  • Are you looking at this and thinking “Well my Mama always added chopped celery” or “My mama never used onion…”? Then go ahead and add celery or leave out the onion. Make it your own! Other vegetable additions include a cup of sliced mushrooms.
  • If you’re adding celery, you can also substitute one of the cans of cream of chicken soup for cream of celery soup too. The same goes for the mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup.
  • Why the buns? They help hold the stuffing together and give it body. Everyone I now adds in some “light bread” to their crock pot stuffing. It just works and it’s delicious. Hint, put these out on the counter first thing in the morning so they can get a little stale. This makes them easier to crumble. You can make bread cubes out of any leftover sandwich bread as well (whether that’s white bread or French bread). As long as it isn’t fresh bread, it doesn’t have to be one of these bun varieties.
  • To make this in the oven instead, follow the instructions but layer the ingredients in a 9×13-inch baking dish instead. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees.
  • If you want to add more flavor, add a teaspoon of poultry seasoning or a 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley.
  • You could also add 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped pecans or chopped walnuts to the cornbread mixture, or 1/2 cup of dried raisins, cranberries, or chopped dried apricots.

Recipe FAQs

What do you serve with crock pot cornbread dressing?

Serve your slow cooker stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner with other popular side dishes, like French’s green bean casserole, mashed potato, and honey glazed carrots. As mentioned above, it also tastes great with roast chicken or turkey and a side of cranberry sauce. You can also use this crock pot dressing recipe to stuff bell peppers or summer squash for something different.

Can I make my slow cooker cornbread dressing in advance?

Yes, you can definitely make this dressing recipe ahead of time. You can either prep the ingredients until you place them in the slow cooker and leave them covered in the fridge overnight. Otherwise, the cooked crock pot stuffing will last in the fridge for up to four days, so you can reheat as needed.

Check out these other sensational slow cooker recipes:

Crock Pot Lasagna

Chicken Fajitas in Crock Pot

Pot Roast Recipe In A Crock Pot

AMAZING & EASY Crock Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

Crock Pot Turkey Breast: Flavorful, Juicy, Perfect!

Crock Pot Dressing With Cornbread

Grandmama's crock pot dressing with cornbread is moist and delicious; featuring all the flavors of an old-time Thanksgiving made easier and foolproof.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornbread
Servings: 4
Calories: 363kcal


  • 3-4 cups shredded turkey or rotisserie chicken optional
  • 3-4 cups broth from your turkey or canned
  • 2 pans cornbread 9-inch
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted or one stick
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 tablespoons dried sage
  • 2 buns hot dog or hamburger


  • Set aside one can cream of chicken soup and the turkey (or chicken).
    3-4 cups shredded turkey or rotisserie chicken, 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • In a large bowl, crumble the cornbread and buns. Add all other ingredients. Stir until well mixed.
    3-4 cups broth, 2 pans cornbread, 1 medium onion, 2 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 cup butter, melted, 2 cans cream of chicken soup, 2 tablespoons dried sage, 2 buns hot dog or hamburger
  • In the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker, spread half of the remaining can of cream of chicken soup. Top with 1/3 of the dressing mixture and 1/2 of the meat. Add another 1/3 of the dressing and remaining meat, then the remaining stuffing mix. Spread the rest of the cream of chicken soup over the top.
    2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours. Serve hot.


Rather not use canned cream of chicken? Make your own with this recipe.


Calories: 363kcal
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  1. 4 stars
    I don’t usually make cornbread stuffing. Im going to make this one because it looks so delicious. Thank you for this recipe. Thanks to your Grandmother as well. Im sure it will turn out great.

      1. I have been making this CP Ch and dsg and it thrills my family! So moist and delicious . I do tweak it a bit…dash of creole seasoning instead of sage. We all dislike sage quite a bit!!
        Merry Christmas and may our Lord pour out his richest blessings to you.

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