This basic Thanksgiving stuffing is flavored with oysters (adjust the amount to taste) and prepared in a baking dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch dish
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir celery and onions until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in oysters, poultry seasoning, bread and enough turkey drippings to keep the mixture moist but not soggy.

  • When bread pieces are thoroughly coated, transfer the mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover and bake in the preheated oven 30 to 45 minutes, until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 25.4g; fat 16.9g; cholesterol 35mg; sodium 377mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I needed to look in a couple of cookbooks to find out what to do with the oysters since I had never used them before. Their advice: simmer about 5 minutes in saucepan drain and chop. Also I needed much more than 1/2 cup drippings. I used chicken broth (about a cup or more). Most people liked this at our pitch-in. I guess you need to like the flavor of oysters. I would also advise greasing the baking dish. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2009
I sauteed the oysters with the vegetables in bacon fat and added some chopped garlic and carrot. This needed a bit more liquid than was even asked for so I used some of the pan drippings from the chicken I roasted. I did end up adding salt/pepper/sage after giving it a test before sticking it in the oven. With my additions this is a good stuffing. Read More
(4)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I needed to look in a couple of cookbooks to find out what to do with the oysters since I had never used them before. Their advice: simmer about 5 minutes in saucepan drain and chop. Also I needed much more than 1/2 cup drippings. I used chicken broth (about a cup or more). Most people liked this at our pitch-in. I guess you need to like the flavor of oysters. I would also advise greasing the baking dish. Enjoy! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
Tastes even better the second day! This also freezes well and we make a double batch the night before Thanksgiving so that we have some for Christmas Dinner. Wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2009
Had this recipe advertised itself as something better than "basic " I would have ranked it lower but since it delivers on "basic" very well I've ranked it as a 4 (for delivering what was promised). This dressing is really mild and as written needed more oysters. In all fairness to Lisa she notes that the oyster volume should be adjusted to taste which I will do next time. I will research spices to add next time I use this recipe. The large baking dish required in the instructions was too large. The dressing was spread too thin and could have easily been burned. I will use a smaller baking dish next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2007
This needs way more seasoning than called for to give it any flavor!! I had to do alot of adding and it still was not the classic stuffing taste. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2009
I sauteed the oysters with the vegetables in bacon fat and added some chopped garlic and carrot. This needed a bit more liquid than was even asked for so I used some of the pan drippings from the chicken I roasted. I did end up adding salt/pepper/sage after giving it a test before sticking it in the oven. With my additions this is a good stuffing. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Made this without any changes to original recipe and it came out perfect. This is a keeper for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Really very good. I was worried it was going to be too dry so added an additional 1/2 cup of drippings which made it soggy. So next time I will just follow the exact recipe (though we doubled the oysters since we live near the water and get them fresh!). Great recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
Excellent oyster stuffing and so easy! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
I have made this 2 yrs now for thanksgiving and EVERYONE LOVES IT Read More
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