Cornbread Dressing with Oysters

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.


15 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
My father's dressing bakes separately from the turkey and is simply delicious. The secret is to prepare the corn bread first, let it cool and then crumble it to form the base for the rest of the ingredients. My father always added oysters to give the dressing a special flavor. —Nell Bass, Macon, Georgia
Cornbread Dressing with Oysters Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 to 10 cups coarsely crumbled cornbread
  • 2 slices white bread, toasted and torn into small pieces
  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pint shucked oysters, drained and chopped, or 2 cans (8 ounces each) whole oysters, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 5 to 6 cups turkey or chicken broth


  1. Combine the first eight ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in enough broth to make the mixture very wet. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish or shallow 3-qt. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 45 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 171 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 753mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.