Old-Fashioned Dressing Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Dressing Recipe

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Remember Grandma's delicious turkey dressing? Taste it again combined with flavorful herbs and crisp veggies in this family-favorite dressing. You'll love that you can make it in your slow cooker. Sherry Vink, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups cubed day-old white bread
  • 6 cups cubed day-old whole wheat bread
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 258 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 714mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add the celery, mushrooms and onion; saute until tender. Stir in the seasonings. Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Stir in vegetable mixture. Add broth; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Dressing in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p15

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"The dressing became slightly burnt. Next time I make it, I 'll stir it halfway through cooking to prevent this. Otherwise I love the fact that it is made in the slow cooker which frees up my oven plus it stays warm throughout the meal!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I've made this eversince the recipe came out, everytime we have turkey. The only change is that i use bit more bread, maybe 7-8cups each kind. If it starts to dry out in slowcooker, just add a bit more chick. stock and stir."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"while it has a good taste, I think next time I make it, I will use a little less broth to make it a slight bit drier."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"I have made this the last few years for Thanksgiving. I've tried it several different ways. I like it best using fresh herbs instead of dried. I also put it in the oven instead of the slow cooker. I like the top to be crunchy. It is always such a hit that I have to double or triple the recipe. It is the first of the leftovers to run out."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"This was perfect! It didn't need to be baked in the oven, but was nice and hot."

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