Pecan-Cornbread Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
Plenty of pecans and bacon give this stuffing a unique flavor, while using a packaged mix cuts down on the preparation time. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pecan-Cornbread Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) cornbread stuffing mix
  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in stuffing mix; cover and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels. Discard all but 3 tablespoons of drippings; cook celery in drippings over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add onions and cook 5 minutes or until celery is tender, stirring constantly. Add to cornbread mixture along with pecans, salt, pepper and bacon; mix well.
  3. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. casserole. Cover and bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 404 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 1035mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.