Grandma Belchers Turkey and Dressing

Jim McGuire


This is my mother in laws recipes. I was not a dressing person until I ate this dressing. This is the best in my books. I have been requested to bring the dressing to my sons house for many years now. Now my daughter as well.


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depends of size of turkey
1 Hr
3 Hr
Convection Oven


  • 1
  • 2
    loafs of bread
  • 1 medium
    onion (diced)
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery (diced)
  • 1 pkg
    dry crouton cubes (any flavor)
  • 3 large
    eggs (beaten)
  • 1 Tbsp
    sage, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder (heaping)

How to Make Grandma Belchers Turkey and Dressing


  1. Take giblet bag out of thawed turkey. Rinse off the giblets with cold water. Put giblets in large pot big enough to hold 2 quarts. I put a stick of celery and half onion in pot with 1 1/2 quarts of water. Add giblets and boil 1 hour. This is your turkey broth for dressing. ( discard the onion and celery)
  2. Let your broth cool before before making your dressing.
  3. In a huge bowl tear your 2 loafs of bread into little pieces. Add some of the broth to moisten. Add the diced onion, celery, salt, sage, eggs, and baking powder. Add enough broth to make it sloppy, not soupy. Don't worry it will stiffen up as it bakes.
  4. Spray your turkey roaster with Pam and stuff the turkey cavity with some of the dressing. Put the turkey (Breast side down) this is what makes your white meat breast juicy. Add the rest of the dressing around the turkey, no more than 2/3 full.
    Bake at 350 degrees until turkey is 170 degrees.

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About Grandma Belchers Turkey and Dressing

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American

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