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Southern Jiffy Cornbread Dressing (Stuffing)

I love Thanksgiving dressing, but I don’t like the taste of regular bread in the original dish. So, if you’re looking for a stuffing alternative without bread, this Jiffy cornbread dressing (stuffing) is the best option. It uses cornbread instead of bread and has so much flavor. It’s easy to prep and takes less than 30 minutes to bake the mixture in the oven. Learn how to make tasty cornbread dressing, plus tips for low-carb options.

deliciously-looking Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

Why Make This?

  • It’s made with just cornbread: Unlike other recipes that include both cornbread and regular bread, this Jiffy cornbread stuffing uses just cornbread. It’s perfect for people like me, who don’t like bread in their stuffing.
  • Cooks in less than 30 minutes: This recipe is perfect if you don’t have time to make crockpot slow cooker cornbread dressing. Once you’re done with the prepping stage, the actual cooking takes about 30 minutes in the oven. 
  • Tastes better than the traditional recipe: My cornbread dressing is as mouthwatering and delicious as the classic dish. But, I’d also say it’s better because the cornbread adds so much flavor.

Ingredients Needed

Jiffy Cornbread

  • Jiffy cornbread mix
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk

Cornbread Dressing Ingredients

  • Avocado oil: You can use olive oil or any other cooking oil.
  • Carrots: Chopped
  • Yellow onion: Medium, diced.
  • Celery: Chopped
  • Natural ancient sea salt
  • 24 herbs sprinkle seasoning (salt-free)
  • Black pepper
  • Smoked turkey meat: I shredded this meat and used the leftover meat from the collard greens with smoked turkey.
  • Eggs: Beaten
  • Chicken broth
Jiffy cornbread mix, Eggs, Buttermilk, Avocado oil, Carrots, Yellow onion, Celery, sea salt, herbs sprinkle seasoning, Black pepper, Chicken broth on separate bowls

How To Make Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

  1. Sauté the vegetables: Heat the avocado oil in a skillet pan over medium heat. Add the celery, onions, carrots, salt, and spices to the pan and sauté till they are tender and browned (about 10-15 minutes).
  2. Crumble the Jiffy cornbread and add it to a large bowl.
  3. Add all the contents of the vegetables’ pan, eggs, broth, and smoked turkey to the bowl. Fold the ingredients together until well incorporated.
  4. Mix and bake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the stuffing to a baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is browned and the center set.
steps to make Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

Recipe Tips & FAQs

  • Make the cornbread in advance: Baking the cornbread 1 or 2 days earlier will save you prep time. Also, stale bread soaks up the dressing stock better than fresh bread, making the dish more flavorful. Alternatively, if you bake the cornbread on the same day, ensure it’s completely cooled down before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Use almond flour for a keto/low-carb option: My keto cornbread stuffing uses almond flour cornbread instead of the Jiffy cornbread mix. 
  • Reuse leftover meat: I made my collard greens with smoked turkey using extra meat so that there were enough leftovers to enrich this Jiffy cornbread stuffing.
  • Use any cooking oil: If you don’t have avocado oil, you can use any other cooking oil to saute the vegetables.
  • Opt for 24 herbs sprinkle seasoning: This seasoning has many herbs and spices in one, so it saves you the need to have various separate spices to use in the recipe.
Is cornbread stuffing the same as cornbread dressing?

Stuffing and dressing are the same, except that stuffing is put inside the turkey while dressing is served separately. Check out various versions of the classic African American cornbread stuffing.

How can I enhance my Jiffy mix?

You can add so many things like cooked and crumbled bacon. You can also add things like jalapeños or sweet potatoes, like these jalapeño cheddar cornbread and sweet potato cornbread recipes.

Does cornbread need to dry out for dressing?

Stale/ dry bread produces better results, but you can also use cooled freshly-baked cornbread if you are in a time crunch.

Do you put eggs in Southern cornbread dressing?

Yes. It helps to serve as a binder.

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deliciously-looking Jiffy Cornbread Dressing
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Jiffy Cornbread Stuffing Dressing Recipe

Make Southern Jiffy Cornbread Dressing and Stuffing with this easy recipe. It uses leftover smoked turkey and vegetables.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 241kcal


Jiffy Cornbread Mix

  • 2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Cornbread Dressing Ingredients 

  • ½ cup avocado oil or olive oil,
  • 1 ¼ cup carrots about 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 ½ cup yellow Onion about 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 ¼ cup celery about 3 stalks, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp Natural Ancient Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp 24 Herbs Sprinkle Seasoning (Salt-free)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup smoked turkey meat shredded, about half of the smoked turkey from my collard greens with smoked turkey
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium


  • Prepare jiffy cornbread according to the package directions. You can make this 1-2 days ahead. If you’re making it the same day, allow it to completely cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the celery, onions, carrots, salt and spices to the pan and saute until they are tender and browned (about 10-15 minutes)
  • Crumble the jiffy cornbread (think rough cubes and crumbs) and add it to a large bowl.
  • Add all the contents of the vegetables pan, eggs, broth, and smoked turkey to the bowl.
  • Fold the ingredients together until well incorporated.
  • Add the stuffing into a baking pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top is browned and the center is set.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 531mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1631IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe Rating


Tuesday 21st of November 2023

Can you stuff the turkey instead of cooking separately?

Davinah Cenou Montezuma

Saturday 6th of January 2024

Hi Tish,

I don't cook stuffing inside my turkey because you likely need to overcook the turkey in order to be sure that your stuffing is cooked through. By making them separately, you're able to have a juicy turkey and fully cooked stuffing.

Hope that helps, Davinah


Tuesday 10th of January 2023

First off, thank you for taking the time to create, edit, photograph, & share this recipe! This came out very flavorful! I substituted buttermilk with regular Vitamin D milk & 24 Herbs Sprinkle Seasoning with poultry & sage seasoning. I omitted the carrots. I used 2 cups of chicken broth instead of 1 because it seemed dry with just 1. Lastly, I'd use less olive oil next time to fry the vegetables in, as the 1/2 cup seemed excessive to me.


Sunday 5th of February 2023

Hi Portia, Thanks for the detailed feedback!


Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Why not just make Cornbread from scratch? It's super easy and you don't have to ingest a highly processed food with all those chemical ingredients.

Jiffy ingredients:

Wheat Flour, Degermed Yellow Corn Meal, Sugar, Lard (Hydrogenated Lard, BHT And Citric Acid Preservatives), Contains Less Than 2% Of: Baking Soda, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Wheat Starch.

Brandi Crawford

Sunday 27th of November 2022

We have a recipe for that. This is for people who want something different.