Dressing for a Crowd is a tried-and-true church-super recipe shared by Sue Norem of Ellsworth, Iowa.
- 5 loaves (1 pound each) day-old white bread, cubed
- 5 pounds pork sausage, cooked and drained or 5 pounds giblets, cooked and chopped
- 2-1/2 cups chopped celery
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 pounds butter
- 3-3/4 to 4-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
- 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Toss the bread cubes and sausage; set aside. In a large saucepan, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in 3-3/4 cups broth and seasonings; mix well. Pour over bread mixture; mix well. Add enough remaining broth to achieve desired moistness.
- Transfer to four greased 3-qt. baking dishes. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hours. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: about 50 servings.
Originally published as Dressing for a Crowd in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p54
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