Perfect Scalloped Oysters Recipe

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My family— husband, children and grandchildren— all look forward to this easy seafood side dish. It's one I've made for well over 30 years.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 50)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 pint shucked oysters or 2 cans (8 ounces each) whole oysters, drained
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 349 calories, 29 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 508 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Combine cracker crumbs, butter, salt and pepper; sprinkle a third into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Arrange half of the oysters over crumbs. Top with another third of the crumb mixture and the remaining oysters.
  2. Combine cream and Worcestershire sauce; pour over oysters. Top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Perfect Scalloped Oysters in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p29

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Best I have ever made."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"This was so good. My family loved it."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"My mother made this recipe for years and I have been making it for 40 years. It is easy to make and when I take to family affairs I put the cream and worcestershire in a cup with lid and put it into the cassrole when I get there."

Reviewed May. 31, 2010

".... lol are you kidding me? Butter, salt, heavy cream,,,,??? this recipe is to die-for"

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