Homemade Turkey Dressing Recipe

 

I’ve always made my own turkey dressing (or stuffing as some folks say).  I believe my mother made it this way and so did her mother.  With Christmas just around the corner, I think it’s fitting to post this recipe.  There’s no rocket science to this and the amounts of ingredients vary so don’t worry about being exact.

 

IngredientsWM

 

Turkey Dressing/Stuffing

 
1 loaf Bread (stale is best. I use Whole Wheat and it’s usually fresh) – break or cut into small pieces.

 
1 small Onion diced very small

 
several white Potatoes, diced and boiled.

 
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Salt

 
little Pepper

 
Ground Sage – about a teaspoon, more or less to taste

 
Dried Summer Savory – to taste (I never measure but I must add several tablespoons).  I usually grow or buy a bunch of local Summer Savory.

 

Dressing is the kind of food that I taste-test as I’m adding the Sage and Savory spices. I just keep adding them, a little at a time, until I achieve the taste I’m looking for.

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Mix everything together and add it by the handful to the inside of the turkey before you put it in the oven. Pack it in well to make it all fit. You can even stuff both ‘ends’.   The juices of the turkey mingle with the dressing as it’s cooking and make it nice and moist with a hint of turkey flavour.

When the turkey is done, remove the dressing right away – don’t leave it inside the turkey.

 

Serve with homemade Mashed Potatoes, homemade Gravy, baked Carrots, and boiled, mashed Turnip.  And don’t forget to follow with Christmas treats (recipes here)!
Enjoy!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Grammom!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicky
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 13:57:59

    Sounds like mine..but I’ve never used potatoes before. I always remember the Simon and Garfunkel song Scarborough Fair to remember the spices..”Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme”..
    All the best to everyone.

    Reply

  2. Rod Sinclair
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 08:18:21

    I love the old fashioned dressings. I also love ‘Summer’Savoury. Unfortunately it is hard to find around here. I can find lots of Savoury though. Is there REALLY a difference between the two? Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

    • grammomsblog
      Dec 23, 2017 @ 10:45:29

      Our local B & H Community Grocer always carries summer savory – that’s where I get mine. I’m not sure what exactly is the difference but I think it must be the depth of flavor.

      Reply

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