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Mom’s Turkey Dressing

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to post the Dressing Recipe that I grew up with.  Mom always makes this one with Turkey.  Maybe I’m biased because it’s Mom’s, but I do believe it’s one of the best traditional Dressing recipes that you will find with a really great flavor.

I’m back home in Flint, Tx this week for an early Thanksgiving dinner and I took some photo’s while Mom was making up big batch.

Ingredients (1 batch usually fills one large pan, increase the volume as needed)

  • 1 pone cornbread
  • 4 slices light bread
  • Broth (can be turkey, chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • celery chopped
  • sage
  • poultry seasoning
  • 3 eggs


  • Break up the cornbread and bread slices

  • Mix in the chopped onion and celery.  If want some additional flavor, you can caramelize the onion and celery before putting them in.

  • Add in 1 part hot water for every 2 to 3 parts of broth.  The consistency should be a little thicker than cake batter.
  • Season to taste with the sage and poultry seasoning.

  • Once you have seasonings at the right balance, then add the eggs as a last step.
  • Pour the mixture into you backing dish

  • Cook for about 1.5 hours at 350 Degrees F.  About halfway through cooking it helps to slightly stir up the top of the dressing.  This will make it cook a little faster, dryer and with more of a crust on the top.



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