Traditional recipes

Classic Dressing

Classic Dressing

This recipe is ripe for reinvention; use different breads and add-ins to vary the flavor.


  • 2 1-pound loaves country-style bread
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2½ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ¾ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped

Recipe Preparation

  • Tear bread into 1” pieces (you should have about 20 cups); spread out on baking sheets and let sit overnight to dry out.

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, celery, garlic, sage, and thyme; season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, 10–12 minutes. Add butter, celery seeds, cayenne, and broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted.

  • Transfer to a large bowl; add bread and parsley. Toss, adding more broth as needed to moisten.

  • Transfer to a 13x9” baking dish; cover with foil. Bake until heated through, 45–50 minutes. Uncover; bake until dressing is browned and crisp, 15–20 minutes longer.

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 350 Fat (g) 15 Saturated Fat (g) 7 Cholesterol (mg) 30 Carbohydrates (g) 43 Dietary Fiber (g) 5 Total Sugars (g) 7 Protein (g) 9 Sodium (mg) 540Reviews SectionLove this recipe! Only thing I changed was added egg to it!AnonymousPortland, OR11/23/17

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