Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe

The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving is in two days, Christmas is a little over a month away and everyone’s start to a new life is 39 days away. If life has taught me one thing, it’s “life is too short to share your secrets.” The secret I am going to share with you today is my grandmothers Thanksgiving dressing recipe. Now, before I do this, you must promise not to tell my family.

I never really understood what the power of holding on to a secret recipe is. I get its a cool thing to know the best recipe a family member ever came up with, but why not share it with the world if its so great? I don’ t know about you, but I am not going to open up a restaurant anytime soon with all of my families recipes. Why not let the world test it out and, bear with me here all of you secret keepers, ¬†even give you feedback to make it a smidge better?

I truly hope you enjoy this recipe and even try it out either Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Grandma Taylor’s Dressing Recipe

This recipe will make a cake pan (9X13) of dressing, sometimes more. Plenty for a family of 6-8


  • 1/2 loaf white sandwich bread (dried out)
  • 9X9 pan of Corn bread (dried out)- I use 2 boxes of Jiffy
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1-1.5 Tbs Sage (depends on your taste for sage)
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 Cans or 3-4 Cups of Chicken Broth
  • 1 Apple Diced ( I like to use Gala or Fuji)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Can Creme of Celery Soup


  1. 24 hours before making dressing, break apart 1/2 loaf of white bread.
  2. 24 hours before making dressing, make corn bread, cut and leave out to dry
  3. Preheat oven 350
  4. Spray 9X13 pan with non-stick cooking spray
  5. Crumble white bread and corn bread in a large mixing bowl
  6. Add diced onion, sage, eggs, apple, soups , celery, salt & pepper, and chicken broth
  7. Mix all ingredients together with a spoon
  8. Pour mixture in cake pan
  9. Bake uncovered 1 hour – depending on the climate you live in you may need to cook up to 2 hours.
  10. Stick a toothpick in the middle, if it comes out clean it is ready

This recipe is the only way I will eat dressing during the holidays. The apple and celery keep the dressing from drying and give it a great flavor at the same time. If you end up making this, let me know what you think or what changes you made to adjust to your taste.

Happy Thanksgiving!




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