Faye's Duck Dressing


This duck and dressing recipe is the most requested and loved recipe from my mother-in-law, who is the best cook on the face of the earth. It's our traditional Thanksgiving dressing. It's very rich and worth every calorie.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 (4 pound) whole duck

  • 10 cups water, or more as needed

  • 1 (9x9 inch) pan prepared cornbread, crumbled

  • 4 prepared biscuits, chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 large eggs


  1. Place duck in a 12-quart stockpot with enough water to cover by 2 to 3 inches. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour. Remove duck from broth, allow to cool, and pull meat from the bones into bite-sized pieces. Reserve broth.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Mix together cornbread, biscuits, onion, sage, pepper, garlic salt, and salt in a large roasting pan. Beat eggs in a bowl; pour over cornbread mixture. Add duck pieces to the pan; mix thoroughly. Stir in reserved duck broth until dressing is very moist (about the consistency of thick pancake batter).

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a spoon inserted into the center of dressing can stand up, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
19g Fat
43g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 1064mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 285mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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