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classic farmhouse dressing in baking dish

Farmhouse Dressing Recipe

I may not make big meals on a regular basis, but I certainly want to preserve the tried and true recipes like this Farmhouse Dressing Recipe that has been served around farm houses in our family for generations.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Grandma's Dressing Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people
Calories 242kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 9x13 Baking Dish
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Hand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls


  • 4 cups day old bread cubed
  • 4 cups herb seasoned cubed stuffing
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 cups turkey broth


  • Cut 4 cups of bread into cubes and leave out, uncovered overnight to dry out.  
  • Add celery and onion to the food processor and make smooth.
  • Mix all ingredients together and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes until just brown around the edges and slightly firm in the center.



  • If using plain bread cubes add 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon sage to the dressing.
  • Put celery and onion in food processor to make a smoother, more consistent texture for the dressing - I have a mini Cuisinart that works great
  • Cutting the bread into smaller cubes will allow more flavors to blend in every bite
  • I prefer the Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing to mix in with the dried bread. The pieces rather than cubes of stuffing make a smoother and more consistent finished dish. I also enjoy how the pieces are already seasoned with herbs.
  • If the dressing is being baked well ahead of the meal and will need to hold covered in foil be sure to add a little extra chicken broth so that it doesn't dry out
  • This recipe creates a fairly thin layer of dressing in the pan. Doubling the recipe in the same pan is not recommended as it will greatly affecting baking time and may make it difficult for the center to finish baking.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg