Oyster Dressing

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cornbread:
  • 1 cup self rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Dressing:
  • 7 slices white bread, dried in warm oven
  • Cornbread
  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 2 pints or 1 quart oysters, drained
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make the cornbread, combine all ingredients and pour into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

To make the dressing, crumble dried white bread slices, cornbread and crackers. Mix together and set aside. Saute chopped celery and onion in butter until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour over corn bread mixture. Add stock, mix well and add salt, pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Add oysters and mix. Pour into a greased pan. Bake for about 45 minutes.


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I just love Paula and I am going to try this recipe, I like to add apples to my dressing and I will do that to this one. I can't wait to cook this. 5 stars for the cook Paula. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love it! I made it last year for Thanksgiving but I added lump crabmeat and shrimp! I also added fresh rosemary and thyme to give it a more southern cornbread dressing taste! To prevent dryness to my dressings I boil turkey butts and use the broth cause it has enough fat to make a really good stock! Gonna do it again this year:- item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is delicious and reminds me of my grandmother's recipe, except grandmother always put some fresh ground nutmeg in hers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have not tried this recipe, but ANYTHING Paula makes, I know is the best ever!! I trust her cooking skills and I love her!!! My biggest cooking wish is to meet her in person before my cookin days are over... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fantastic. The cornbread is what really brings it all together. I did make one change after reading the comments about it being a bit dry and watching the video. I didn't drain the oysters and just poured in all of the liquor too. It really helps to bring out the oyster flavor and adds just the right amount of moistness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was easy enough, but the taste was none existant. The cornbread was over powering. It was so dry and heavy that you could have added a half gallon of broth and I don't think it would have made a difference. It would be a great as a regular bread dressing with no cornbread. Sorry, but I would not recommend this recipe to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just tried this but added bacon (sauteed til crispy and added, cooled, with the onion/celery mix...threw a few cloves of garlic into that by the way...I also added a PINCH of cloves, 1/2 tsp each thyme & parsley. Last thing, I doubled the salt because I don't have poultry seasoning. OMG it is FANTASTIC. I want to eat it all haha!! This is the only time I will ever repeat my version of this recipe...consider yourself lucky if you're reading and trying this! (PS. I used french bread and made sure that it and the corn bread were dried well. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have prepared this dressing a lot of times the only difference is I add chopped water chestnuts to this recipe along with celery salr and celery seed to taste. The water chestnuts makes it so much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it is so good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been a lookin 4 this recipe since i've been bout 4 yr's old it pay's to keep on lookin. But no moe. I've reached my destination.. thank you Paula Deen Happy Thank's giving everyone and a Very Merry Christmas. to all D.M. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
didn't know what everyone would think of this recipe, but it turned out great and everyone loved it. i took the liberty of adding four ears of shucked corn as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has been a family must for thanksgiving and christmas since I found it. I always make one with oysters and one without--keeps everyone in the family happy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As always, Paula Deen has great recipes! This oyster dressing is delicious! The only things I did differently were that I used Jiffy cornbread mix to make the cornbread and I added additional fresh thyme, rosemary, and sage from our garden at home. The dressing had a subtle oyster flavor which really went well with the different types of breads and seasonings in the stuffing. Way to go Paula!! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was great. The family enjoyed it today - Thanksgiving Day. I doubled the recipe, one with oysters and one without. The temperature for the cornbread and cooking the stuffing was right on target. I will use again and again. Thanks for the opportunity to just type in what I want and immediately the recipe pops up. Joy in North Carolina item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made my own cornbread because I didn't find self rising cornmeal. How much cornbread should you throw into the recipe? How much does her recipe for cornbread make? item not reviewed by moderator and published
My grandmother made this year after year. I missed it after her passing and was thrilled to find a recipe that matched hers! Thank you Paula. A little bit of GG (Great Grandma) is at the table with us every Thanksgiving. xoxo item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful Recipe!!!!! I followed the directions exactly as posted except for 3 things - I added 3 heaping tbs. of red pepper flakes, an extra dash of sage and I coarsely chopped the oysters before adding them. This took way less time then I anticipated and the end result was absolutely mouth-watering! This recipe will definitely stay with me for a long time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, and super tasty. I omit the oysters, but everyone requested it again this year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Mom used to use smoked oysters and it was a huge hit every year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS RECIPE. IT WAS MOIST AND FLAVORFUL. BTW, STEVE FROM ALABAMA. YOUR FAMILY MAY HAVE WON AN AWARD FOR THEIR OYSTER DRESSING BUT SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT YOU HOW NOT TO BE RUDE AND A SNOB. YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT WHO PAULA "LOVES" WERE TOTALLY OUT OF LINE AND NOT WHAT THESE REVIEWS ARE ALL ABOUT. THEY ARE FOR REVIEWING A RECIPE. IT IS A SHAME YOU CHOSE TO TAKE THE LOW ROAD. TAKE A COURSE IN PROPER MANNERS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the bomb!!!!!that is all!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found my new oyster dressing. This was wondefull, everyone enjoyed it and a a huge amount to go a long way. I will make this every year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dressing for Christmas and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe and it was wonderful. The only thing I did different was make the cornbread and did mixed everything together except the eggs and oysters the night before. That let all of the onions and spices soak in. I did add a little of red pepper to it to give it a "little" kick...... Will deffently be fixing this again....esp. since none was left! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added your oyster dressing to my menu this Thanksgiving. It was a hit nothing was left. I was afraid to try it since my family is so traditional. The other dressing was left all alone. Thanks again for the new twist to Thanksgiving Day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is soooo good and easy. I make it with and without oysters for my family. On my 3rd year of making it and it is always requested. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good recipe. The cornbread does the trick. I added half cup of sweet onion and substituted Bok Choy for celery. Yummy ya'll. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always run a "practice Thanksgiving" a couple of weeks before the big day. My Husband and son are happy test subjects. They were moaning so joyfully after each bite, I had to close the windows so they neighbors didn't think something strange was going on! My shortcut cheat...Marie Calanders cornbread mix. Just add water and bake. I followed the rest of the recipe to the T (the 2 cup stock version). Turned out a little soggy (like bread pudding) so I think I might add one or two more slices of bread. Or I can bake the cornbread a day ahead of time so that it has a chance to dry out a bit. I did use fresh oysters that I quickly drained. If I had drained them better, I am sure the consistancey would have been perfect. The flavor of this dish is amazing!. If you chop the oysters up people who are creeped out by fish don't even know what they are eating! They can't place the flavor and absolutely love it. Fabulous leftovers!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always thought that my grandmother's dressing was the best, but since she passed away back in '81, I have never been able to duplicate her stuffing recipe. I made Paula's dressing 2 days ago and it was a huge success! I had to use canned oysters instead of fresh since I live in Indiana. I realized after I had made the stuffing that I didn't add the salt, but luckily I used Zesta salted crackers, and we didn't have to add any more salt during the meal. The stuffing was absolutely wonderful, and In my opinion, it was more tasty the next day while eating left-overs. I would highly recommend this stuffing recipe!!!!! This will be the Oyster stuffing recipe that I use from now on, and I can't wait to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this Oyster Cornbread Stuffing recipe and did not like it the first time. The raw oysters made it too fishy tasting. So now I give the oysters a rough chop and saute them in butter for about 5 minutes before adding to stuffing. I have also tried this with store bought cornbread stuffing. Tastes exactly the same. And yes, there is an error in the amount of broth used..........add just enuf to wet other ingredients appropriately......about 2 cups. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To Boston, my recipe printed out 2 cups of broth...maybe your computer or printer are not doing quite right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an old Southern coastal states recipe, so if you are not from the South, you won't understand the old Thanksgiving tradition of this cornbread and oyster dressing recipe that everyone loves in this area. Thank you, Paula, for publishing this recipe. I can't wait for Thanksgiving and all the great Southern food ! A friend who has an aunt in her early 90's still makes this every Thanksgiving for her family. They all look forward to her oyster dressing on holidays. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night as a trial run before Thanksgiving, and it was huge hit! I did forgo making the corenbread home made and used 2 packages of jiffy corenbread mix made according to package directions, and then I added in the chicken broth a little at a time until the consistency looked right, so I would say I used about 2.5 cups of broth. This will be re-appearing for Thanksgiving this year item not reviewed by moderator and published
Normally, I LOVE dressing but didn't like this one at all. I cooked the recipe while watching the recording of her cooking it on Food Network and had the recipe off this site. I didn't like the taste at all and thought it looked ugly-almost a greenish tint. item not reviewed by moderator and published
On the show, Paula is shown using only about 2 cups of stock. This should produce better results than the one I got after using the 7 cups of stock called for in the printed recipe. WHAT AT SLOPPY, EMBARRASSING MESS! I will give it another try but next time I'll just use two cups instead of 7. I give this recipe a Poor rating because of the obvious typo online. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First off, I saw the show on which she prepared this dish and she used 2 cups of stock. I was trying to get ideas on what I was taking to the family for Thanksgiving. Second, I never follow recipes exactly, I gotta change them. So I sauted the celery and onions with a little juice from "Embassa chipotle peppers" can, I didn't use the whole can. You can buy this anywhere in Cali, but you might need to go to a Mexican market in other places. This gave it some much needed heat. When mixing all the ingredients together, I added cran raisons, and this just made the dish perfect. I got rave reviews on this, give it a try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was The Best Stuffing ever.... I made it last year for Thanksgiving just to try something different... but most of My Family doesn't eat Oysters so I used a Spicy Breakfast Sausage instead & it was Awesome Big hit!!!! WHEW! (& on My 1st time ever getting to make the Stuffing) ;) My Mom kept My recipe so I've been on here searching for an hour now & YAY I found it again!!! I'm going to make it again this Turkey Day & Highly recommend it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a recipe that I had been looking for for awhile. It had good flavor, although I used premade stuffing mix (herb and cornbread)to make it easier. I added more spices (Emeril's BAM), and I am glad I did. It had just enough kick. It would have been too bland without it. I used fresh local oysters, which I am sure made a difference, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always make cornbread dressing, but the oysters was a delicious addition. I couldn't find fresh oysters so I used smoked instead. It had a wonderful flavor everyone really enjoyed it.Paula really has the best recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband comes from a "mixed family", (northern mamma, southern daddy,) and he insists that I make this for him EVERY year........which I do....complain about the stench of the oysters, but I make it none the less.....he loves it, so that is all that matters to me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe is easy and moist. If you like oysters you'll love this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I honestly had never had Oyster Dressing before I found this recipe...but it looked so good when Paula made it, & since I am always open to new things, I HAD to try it!!! I was not disappointed!!! I DID up the "spice factor"...as our family loves a lot of spice...and I baked it in muffin tins, as I do all my stuffing/dressing because we all fight over the "crispies...lol! I am thinking this would be really good as a stuffing to use in seafood too (stuffed shrimp, haddock, flounder, etc...)...gonna try that next week. Kudos, Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It came out a bit soggy I thought. However, it is so much better than the typical stuffing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mom passed away 5 years ago and I have used this recipe every since I could not call her and ask for the recipe. My older sister was surprised by the addition of crackers. Love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am planning on making this dish for Xmas although after reading the bad reviews about it I kind of hestitated for a bit. I then decided to concentrate on all the many wonderful reviews Paula got for this recipe, because it all boils down to how experienced the one that holds the spoon is.Maybe these negative people can't cook. Keep on cooking Paul!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just moved to Apalachicola, and we have the best oysters around. I knew I could count on PD for a yummy southern oyster dressing recipe. I read the reviews and ended up only using 2 cups chicken stock. I also used a different corn bread recipe, but the dressing turned out so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The oyster dressing was enjoyed by all! I'm my toughest critic when it comes to my cooking, however, and I would've liked it a little more flavorful. Next time, I will try a different cornbread recipe (the one included was extremely bland), and perhaps add some garlic and bell peppers. All in all, though, great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed this recipe verbatim and it was like watered down soup when I got it all mixed up. I baked it forever, cranked up oven temp. and cooked twice as long as called for and it was still mushy. My family said they definitely liked my granny's recipe with just the bread and crackers. The cornbread recipe was really good though...I would bake that again. The stuffing is just mushy and totally soupy. Will not fix it ever again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone liked it very much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sorry but this is the most nauseating stuffing I've ever encountered!! If you know what's good for you, you'd try the "tried and true" stuffing w/ cubed bread and herbs, sausage, apples, celery, and the like. Delic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dressing was incredible! It's the best dressing I've had in a long time. Served it at a dinner party to great reviews. To save time I bought cornbread. I did slightly up the sage & poultry seasoning for flavor. It did cook a bit longer as it was quite moist, yet it was PERFECT! I was concerned it might not be "nice" enough for our guests, but it pleased even the epicures. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the most succulent dressing I have tasted. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great oyster dressing recipe. I have made it according to the directions and have also made it using store bought cornbread and bread cubes. Turned out great both ways. I did leave the liquid from the oysters and didn't use all the stock called for as we like our dressing on the drier side. Make this every holiday! item not reviewed by moderator and published
great item not reviewed by moderator and published
After watching the show, I couldn't wait to try it, but after making it, we just couldn't get excited about it. Coming from New Orleans, it was too bland for our taste. Hope others enjoyed it, though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
did not like dressing but make the corn bread for everything item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe, and I really wouldn't rate it as "easy", as it takes alot of time to make your own cornbread, cool it and crumble it, grind crackers, dry bread and crumble it, and saute vegies. Is this why society invented dressing "mix"? Anyhoo, after much prep, foolowing directions to a "T", I found the flavor bland for the amount of production involved. Leftovers recieved white pepper, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes. MUCH BETTER! Let's face it, if you are brave enuf to eat oysters, you want some spice and flavor too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My grandmother lois made oyster dressing every year when I was coming up and I was too young to appreciate it at the time. I am glad I have a recipe now that can bring back that wonderful flavor and let me appreciate that delicious tradition now that I am older! what a fantastic addition to our christmas meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very impressed with the ease of this recipe. I enjoyed it very much. The only thing is I did substitute my own skillet cornbread recipe for hers. Also, we added the liquid from the oysters to the dish. It was very wet in the oven but puffed up deliciously well. Give it a try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. As a native Savannahian, I highly recommend it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mom made oyster dressing when I was young and when I saw this on your show, I had to try it! It brought back great memories of wonderful family Christmas gatherings shared with my parents and 7 sisters & brothers! A great find! Happy Holidays to All! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Prepared this dressing for Thanksgiving to take to the in-laws. Everyone raved over the taste. I have already been commissioned to bring the dressing for Christmas. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very moist and delicious dressing...exactly like I remember my Aunt's oyster dressing. It definitely brought back a lot of precious memories of holidays past. If you like a dryer and stiffer dressing, then just hold back on some of the stock. But my preference is a moist dressing, so I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe and my dressing turned out runny. We baked it fro over 1 1/2 hours and it still was mushy. I don't know what I did wrong. The flavor was good. I was very disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published