Recipe By Victor Chilton
Published Nov 19th
Prep 15m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 55m
Servings 12 servings Calories 462

Southern sausage oyster dressing.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package bulk mild pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean®)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package bulk hot pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean®)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package plain croutons
  • 1 pint shucked oysters, drained with liquid reserved
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth, or as needed
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Place the pork sausage in a skillet over medium heat, and brown the sausage, breaking it up into crumbles as it cooks, until the sausage is thoroughly mixed together and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain grease, and transfer the sausage to a large bowl. Mix in the croutons, oysters, celery, eggs, and onion until thoroughly combined. Mix together the reserved oyster liquid and enough chicken broth to total 2 cups in a bowl, and pour into the dressing; stir in the butter. Transfer the dressing into the prepared baking dish.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until hot, browned, and the oysters are cooked, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 462
  • Carbohydrate 32.2 g
  • Cholesterol 109.4 mg
  • Fat 28.1 g
  • Fiber 2.3 g
  • Protein 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 11.6 g
  • Sodium 1202.1 mg
  • Sugar 0.7 g


  1. I loved it.
  2. Different but really good. Added a little sage. Everyone liked the dish.
  3. If doubling the amount of oysters used in this recipe would you use the liquid from BOTH of the oyster containers or just from one? Thanks in advance.
  4. Made this recipe this Thanksgiving.... BIG hit!
  5. My family loved it!
  6. This recipe is so simple and so incredibly tasty. I used 2x the amount of oysters and kept the oysters whole (another review suggests cutting them up). The flavor for the dish comes from the oysters, oyster liquid, chicken stock and the hot sausage, so be sure to select the hot sausage to your taste. - Read more ...
  7. If you like oysters, this is the bomb. My family always request this when I make dressing. I cut up my oysters with a scissors so they are not so big. I usually have to use canned oysters in this as we do not get fresh oysters in our area very often. I do not - Read more ...