Turkey Dressing For The Holiday Bird

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"This recipe is the one used by a local church catering group well known for their awesome dressing. People come from miles around for the turkey suppers and banquets prepared and served by this group of volunteers. They have shared the recipe in 'A Taste Of Heaven" a cookbook compiled with local recipes, which helped fund a Stairlift for those no longer able to manage stairs. There are a good many dressings we love but this is one I go to for special occasions and at holiday time. For the times I make my turkey early in the day I immediately remove the dressing, place on a sheet of foil shaping the dressing in a sausage like roll refrigerate and slice when firm. Slices arranged on the turkey platter when serving cold has seen to many recipe requests, as do the slices I reheat and serve hot. A great recipe from a great group of volunteers! Cook time is variable - depends on the time it takes to roast your turkey."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (306.9 g)
  • Calories 706.5
  • Total Fat - 44.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 26.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 108.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1567.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 18.1 g
  • Protein - 19.6 g
  • Calcium - 295.7 mg
  • Iron - 5.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Cube bread (I like to cube the day before) dice and chop the apples and vegetables

Step 2

In large pan add butter, saute the celery and onion until onions are soft

Step 3

Add in the remaining ingredients, pour over the cubed bread (I like adding the bread cubes to the pan gently tossing to mix)

Step 4

NOTE - this is the original recipe - taste and add more of the seasonings you like until it is pleasing to you (I add more sage). Stuff the turkey breast and cavity using skewers where needed

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



What a wonderful dressing this is Gerry, it was divine!! I did not use the optional raisins as DH does not like them.

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(12 Oct 2015)


I used apples and cranberries when preparing the stuffing, as we are not too fond of raisins. The cranberries really added a lovely flavor and went perfect with the apples. This is a special stuffing that I will make many times in the future!

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(1 Dec 2013)