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Oyster Dressing Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Old fashioned Southern style Oyster Dressing is a perfect side for your Thanksgiving turkey. Make it with shucked oysters in a jar, available at most grocery stores if you can’t find fresh oysters.



3 cups day old Cornbread, crumbled
1 sleeve Saltine crackers, crumbled
1 stick butter
1 cup chopped Celery
1 large Onion, chopped
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Black Pepper
¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Sage.
3 Eggs, beaten
1 pint Oysters with liquid, slightly chopped
Evaporated milk, as needed


Crumble the cornbread into a large mixing bowl.
Add the crumbled saltine crackers.
Mix well and set aside.
Place skillet over Medium heat on stove top.
Add one stick of butter.
Add chopped celery.
Add chopped onion.
Stir and cook celery and onions until translucent. About 5 minutes.
Pour cooked celery and onions over the cornbread and crackers mixture.
Add salt.
Add black pepper.
Add ground nutmeg.
Add sage.
Add beaten eggs.
Mix all ingredients well.
Slightly chop the oysters in a small bowl. Add oysters and oyster liquid to mix.
Stir well.
If mixture is dry, add evaporated milk as needed.
If mixture is too wet, add crumbled saltine crackers as needed.
Butter a 9×13 baking dish on bottom and sides.
Pour the dressing mixture into the baking dish.
Bake at 350F degrees for 45 minutes.
Remove when done and set on wire rack to cool slightly.


I used a pint of shucked oysters in a jar. Generally contains about 25 small oysters. Use more to enhance the oyster flavor if desired.

Keywords: oysters, oyster dressing, southern, old fashioned, saltine crackers, cornbread, butter, celery, onion, easy