This creamy Southern holiday classic doesn’t need gravy and for me can be a meal all on its own.
BY KE’ANNA DODDS
Now some people love mac and cheese, or mashed potatoes, or the roasted vegetables for the holidays; but my absolute favorite dish has always been cornbread dressing. Every year we’ve tried to change our holiday menu, but I always need my dressing and then the menu goes back to usual.
Creating the perfect recipe that resembles my childhood adorned dish is not an easy one by any means. But I do think with this one I did pretty great job. It’s not dry, it still has that creamy texture, and is the perfect base if you are the type to like to add extra fixins’ (i.e. mushrooms, roasted vegetables, etc.)
What is the difference between dressing and stuffing?
The difference is one is used as a side dish that never enters the cavity of a bird and the other (stuffing) is put into the bird. Everyone has their preference of what they choose to call this dish, but for me and mine, it’s dressing!
Notes on Ingredients
Please note that this is important information on the ingredients and instructions and the FULL recipe with amounts and details can be found DOWN BELOW (scroll to it) in the recipe card
For the Vegan Cornbread Dressing:
Do I have to use tahini?
You don’t have to use tahini. Tahini simply adds in that extra creaminess to the dish. If you prefer not to use it the dish may end up being a little dry. Also, an alternative is almond butter, but you may want to add a little less as some almond butters may add too much sweetness and/or nutty flavor that is not traditionally a part of the Southern classic.
How to Make Vegan Southern Cornbread Dressing
Here’s how to make cornbread dressing the vegan southern way.
Mix the oat milk and acv together and set aside. Mix together all of the dry ingredients for the cornbread.
Bake cornbread in a greased pan at 400F degrees for 12-15 minutes. Let it cool, then crumble into fine crumbs.
Add the remaining ingredients to the baking dish of crumbled cornbread and mix well. Bake at 350F degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean and the dish is golden brown.
Scoop or slice and serve warm.
Tips for Success
These tips will help you make sure your Cornbread Dressing turns out perfect:
Serve the Cornbread Dressing alongside:
How to Store Leftovers
Cornbread Dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days in an airtight container.
Can This Recipe Be Frozen?
Yes! You can freeze this dressing in an airtight freezer container or Ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
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