Mom's Oyster Dressing/Stuffing Recipe - (2024)


Submitted by Krsi Sue

"The best thing about a stuffed turkey is the oyster dressing. My grandma (Gigi) and mom would argue every year as to whether it was better made with cornbread cubes or regular bread. I prefer regular bread, but you decide for yourself."


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Ready In:
1hr 20mins





  • 8 cups plain bread cubes or 8 cups cornbread cubes
  • 1 12 cups celery, chopped
  • 34 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans oysters, with liquid
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 12 teaspoon thyme
  • 12 cup evaporated milk



  • Heat milk, butter, and oyster liquid in small pan.
  • Combine bread cubes, celery, onion, spices, and oysters. (You may cut up the oysters if they are too large for you.).
  • Add liquid and stir.
  • Stuff poultry or place in greased foil lined baking dish.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until poultry is done.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Milk? This recipe looks great, but I have never seen milk added. Can I add my turkey stock instead?


  2. I am a southerner but always use regular bread or bread cubed - are the amounts of breading the same if not cornbread? Cornbread can soak up alot more fluid because it's dryer. I also have always sauteed my celery, carrots & onions in some bacon grease (I prep my veggies for regular sausage stuffing & oyster stuffing at the same time & divide them in half for both dressing/stuffing). I add an egg to them as well. I use Old Bay also because we use it in everything here. Well, almost.LOL. ????


  3. What size baking dish?


  4. If you are baking it in a pan instead of in the turkey how long should you bake it


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  1. If you like oyster dressing, you NEED to try recipe! It is wonderful! My wife is from the south, so we used cornbread for hers, and I'm a Chicagoan who grew up eating bread stuffing, so I chose the bread, but I have to confess: I liked the cornbread better! Thank you, Gigi, and thank you, Krsi Sue!!


  2. This is a great stuffing recipe! Never would've thought to put oysters into it before but it gave it a nice taste. This would be a great recipe for the holidays, adding it to my list!

    Jonathan Melendez

  3. This is a very good recipe for an all time holiday favorite with most of my family (some prefer plain dressing, so I make both). <br/>We like our dressing really moist so I added 1 cup of organic chicken broth and an egg to the mix.<br/>Thank you for posting this!


  4. I just made this last night for Thanksgiving. I'm so pleased that I did! What attracted me to this recipe was the ease of making it (the recipe that I have is more difficult and not as tasty.) <br/><br/>I took the cornbread route (hey, I'm a southerner.) I noted that it used all the cornbread from my cast iron skillet, so that's easy to remember. I used a pint of fresh Apalachicola oysters (yum) and threw in some fresh mushrooms. Soooo good!!<br/><br/>The only thing I'll do differently next time is cut back on the salt. This is not the fault of the recipe: I bake my cornbread in bacon fat, so it's got a bit of saltiness already.<br/><br/>Thank you for posting this excellent recipe!


  5. I absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! I made this a few years ago for Thanksgiving and decided to make it again this year. It's so simple to make and has so much flavor! I made it exactly as the recipe states. This one is a keeper for sure!


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