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Oyster dressing on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day when my family and my husband’s family all get together at my parents house for the day. Everyone arrives for the mid-day feast. And I do mean feast – Turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, and two kinds of dressing – one of which is my very favorite and the only day of the year I get it – Oyster dressing. That’s not everything but you get the idea.

As the years pass I’ve realized I’d like to learn a few of my Grandmother’s recipes and this is one of my favorites. (Did I say that already?)

P1010017 Mom had me make it this year and we start out with about half a loaf of white bread pulled apart, a full box of chicken flavored stuffing mix, and 3 cups of crumbled plain corn bread (not sweet cornbread)Mix together in a large bowl.

P1010015 Saute 2 medium chopped onions along with 4 stalks of chopped celery. After they’re soft and translucent add them to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix well and then push the ingredients to the side so there’s a little empty space in the bowl and add one pound raw ground sausage with 2 cups of turkey broth (chicken broth can be substituted), mix well until the sausage is very soft, then incorporate it with the rest of the ingredients in the bowl. Add three large eggs, 1T. powdered garlic, 1-2 tsp. ground sage, and 1-2 tsp. rubbed sage, pinch of salt and a good amount of pepper.

DSCF2105 Mix thoroughly (with very clean hands). Mixture should be very moist, more broth may need to be added.

P1010018 Finally the “main” ingredient in Oyster dressing – the Oysters. We used 1 1/2 pints of oysters with half of the juice.

P1010020 Carefully mix in with the rest of the dressing and bake in a casserole dish at 350 for 30 minutes covered with aluminum foil then remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes until browned.





I'm a wife and Mom. I love baking, crafting, scrap booking, and reading for fun. I work full-time outside of the home and I have one adult son who has high functioning Autism. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I still love him as much today as I did the day we were married.

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