Mom's Thanksgiving Dressing

Mom's Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe

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Sue Nourse


This recipe was added to a "family cookbook" my daughter put together just after my husband passed away. The cookbook captures recipes from each family member, including my husband's "Nanny's Meatloaf" recipe. I have to make this dressing every Thanksgiving!

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1 pkg
cornbread (prepared)
1 small
onion, chopped
1 bunch
celery, chopped
1 lb
bulk sausage, cooked & drained (i use jimmy dean, sage)
1 pkg
chicken giblets, chopped
rubbed sage (to taste)
salt & pepper to taste
dried bread crumbs, as needed
chicken stock, as needed

How to Make Mom's Thanksgiving Dressing


  • 1Make cornbread per pkg. instructions. When cool enough, crumble into large bowl.
  • 2Brown susage & drain well.
  • 3Saute onion & celery in butter (in same skilled used for sausge).
  • 4Boil chicken parts/giblets, drain (retain broth) and chop.
  • 5Add sausage, onion/celery and chicken/giblets to cornbread crumbs & mix well.
  • 6Begin adding chicken stock, sage, salt & pepper. Add bread crumbs if needed. Mixture shouldn't be too wet. Begin tasting till you get it right!
  • 7Pour into large baking pan; bake, covered, @ 350 degrees for approx. 1 hour. Uncover & brown top (aprox. 10 min. more).
  • 8Enjoy with your turkey & giblet gravy with your family!

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About Mom's Thanksgiving Dressing

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes