Grandma’s Thanksgiving Dressing

Grandma’s Thanksgiving Dressing is more than a side dish; it’s a culinary symphony that brings generations together. In this article, we’ll explore the art of creating this timeless recipe step by step, ensuring your holiday table is graced with flavors that have stood the test of time.



1 loaf of day-old white bread, cubed
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups celery, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
Salt and black pepper to taste
3 to 4 cups chicken or turkey broth
2 large eggs, beaten
Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
Optional: 1 cup chopped pecans or sausage


  1. Toast the Bread:
    • Heat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Put the white bread cubes on a baking sheet.
    • Toast until they turn golden brown.
  2. Cook the Veggies:
    • Melt butter in a big pan over medium heat.
    • Add celery, onions, and garlic.
    • Cook until they become soft.
  3. Add Herbs:
    • Sprinkle sage, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, salt, and pepper.
    • Let the herbs mix with the veggies.
  4. Mix Everything:
    • Put the toasted bread in a large bowl.
    • Add the veggie and herb mix. Gently mix them.
  5. Pour in Broth:
    • Slowly add chicken or turkey broth.
    • Adjust based on how moist you want it.
  6. Add Eggs:
    • Beat the eggs and mix them in. This helps hold everything together.
  7. Bake in the Oven:
    • Transfer the mix to a baking dish.
    • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
    • Uncover and bake 15-20 minutes until the top is golden.
  8. Final Touch:
    • Sprinkle chopped parsley on top.
    • Consider adding pecans or sausage for more flavor.
  9. Tips:
    • Brown sausage separately before adding.
    • Feel free to adjust the herbs to suit your family’s taste.

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