Turkey Dressing

This recipe is a combination of my Mother and my Mother-in-law’s recipes for turkey stuffing.  My Mother made her stuffing with bread crumbs, onions, lard and Newfoundland Mt. Scio Savoury.  My Mother-in-law made hers with very little bread but lots of mashed potatoes, vegetable shortening and Nova Scotia Summer Savory.  We added a few things to make it ours and used both the bread and the potatoes to keep our Mother’s happy.


  • 1 loaf of bread (10 cups cubed)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil/shortening
  • 3 tbls summer savory
  • 2 teas poultry seasoning
  • 1 teas sage
  • 1 1/2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 teas salt (see note)
  • 1/2 teas fresh ground pepper


  1. Cube bread and spread on baking sheets and place in 275F oven until dry, about 30 minutes
  2. Cook potatoes, drain and mash.
  3. Combine all other ingredients in a microwave safe container and cook at high power for 5 minutes.
  4. Combine the dried bread crumbs, potatoes and onion mixture in a large bowl and mix together. Taste and adjust seasonings to taste.
  5. NOTE:If you are going to “brine” the turkey be cautious of how much salt you add to the dressing.

Serving Suggestions: This will stuff a large bird (8kg).


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