Cornbread Dressing is a favorite classic southern recipe...made with real-food ingredients! You won't believe this is corn-free!
Thanksgiving would not be complete without this little side dish right here...my Southern "Cornbread" Dressing. Growing up, my grandmother always had this on our Thanksgiving table. Well, as many of you know, I eliminated corn/grain from my diet years ago. The only solution was to try and come up with a corn-free version. So, a few years back, I began experimenting and created a "cornbread" dressing that taste just like the real thing! This past year, I prepared this dish for with our Thanksgiving meal. My family kept talking about how delicious it was and they could not believe it was made without traditional cornbread. So, over the last few weeks I have been tweaking and perfecting my recipe and it is finally ready just in time to share for Thanksgiving.
First of all, it all starts with my corn-free cornbread...this is a miracle in itself. The Lord truly gave me wisdom on this recipe, the texture is just like cornbread!
So if you’re new here to my blog, you may be wondering why I eliminated corn. Well, there are certain ingredients that don't make my body feel so good after consuming them. Corn is at the top of that list. The only solution is to recreate all of my favorite dishes that I love and crave, but with a healthier spin.
Corn is often considered a vegetable, but in fact it is a grain. Grains promote inflammation in the body and many are surprised at how much better they feel after eliminating grains such as: corn, wheat, barley, rye, oats and soy. I am a living testimony to this. I dealt with many health issues, the most troublesome being neck, knee and back pain. Praise The Lord, I am living pain-free today. Eliminating corn was a big part of the healing process for me.
Oh and in case you didn't know, corn is also used to fatten cattle up and that is exactly what it does to humans as well...um, no thanks!
Don't worry, I am not gonna leave you without a solution. Now that we have gotten a few facts out of the way, let's get to the best part in all of this. There are always alternatives to still enjoy your favorite foods. I enjoy all of the traditional recipes that are made with corn, but just a few real-food ingredient swaps.
Here is the cornbread crumbled up ready to go...look how much it looks like the real thing!
I then mix everything together and put in my pretty casserole dish.
And just look how beautiful this dressing turned out!
I'm telling you, this is a complete miracle!
I am so proud of this recipe and excited to finally share it with you!
Oh and one more thing, you just have to make my special Paleo Turkey Gravy to put over the dressing...this will take it right over the top.
And do make sure to try my gravy on your roasted Thanksgiving turkey as well!
I hope you love my Cornbread Dressing recipe as much as we do. Let me know if you give it a try!
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