Grandma’s Poultry Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.


6 cups

Updated: Apr. 01, 2023
Every family seems to have their own favorite dressing recipe that becomes a tradition, and this is ours. It came from Grandma, who passed it down to my mother. Now our children have carried it into their kitchens. This is truly a good old-fashioned recipe. —Norma Howland, Joliet, Illinois


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 7 cups coarse dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, brown sausage. Drain sausage, discarding drippings. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around side of pan. In a large bowl, combine sausage, milk and remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake until lightly browned, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 352 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 826mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.