Simply Delicious Giblet Dressing
Dressing or Stuffing? The names are interchangeable in our house. Technically, I would have to call it dressing (since we don’t stuff our bird); so here is how we make our simply delicious giblet dressing!
- Turkey bag of goodies – (we all know what these are no matter what our family members may call them) – rinsed
- 2 eggs (leave in shell or keep 2 back when making Angel Eggs)
- 1 yellow onion (red add some color but are usually a lot stronger) – diced
- 3 stalks of celery – diced
- 2 regular or 4 baby carrots – shaved, grated or diced really small
- 1 bag stuffing croutons with seasoning (Buy 2 bags in case of extra guests or adding too much liquid)
In a medium pot, combine the turkey goodies, whole eggs (unless you save 2 from making deviled eggs), onion, celery and carrots with enough water to cover a couple of inches for cooking room.
Bring to a boil, cover and drop heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the turkey goodies are soft. You can let this simmer for longer while everything else is cooking. Add water or broth if needed.
Pull out the turkey goodies and let cool until you can pull off all the meat. Dice up the meat and return to the pot.
Peel and dice eggs. Return to mixture.
When ready to prepare your dressing, dump the bag of seasoned croutons into a large bowl (the larger the better to allow for stir room). Using a slotted spoon, scope out about half the giblet mixture from the stove, add to the croutons. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and other seasonings that you like (we like sage, parsley and onion powder). Using a coffee cup or measuring cup (something with a handle), start adding liquids to the crouton mixture. Review the directions on bag to get an idea of how much liquid. I start with half the liquid from the giblet mixture and half from the juices in the turkey pan.
Toss as softly as possible to combine everything. If you stir it roughly, it will turn into a mush mess.
It is ready to eat now or you can keep warm in 160 degree oven. Also keeps warm in a crockpot on low.
Directions to use the remainder of the mixture available under Giblet Gravy.
This looks like just the stuffing recipe I’ve been looking for! My Mom always made stuffing very similar to this…thanks for the recipe!
Anita Duvall says
Just read this to my husband and we are going to try this recipe this year. Always home-make the dressing down to the toast, cornbread, and cracker crumbs, never used the store bought before! Thanks!
Sarah Matos says
This sounds excellent. Will keep this in mind for the holidays.
Linda Manns says
Sounds good. I love the turkey stuffing. I will give this a try
Shakeia Rieux says
I would love to try this,it sounds so good
Kathleen Quinlan says
All I can say is YUMMY!!!! I have copied and pasted this into my recipe folder. Easy to make but sure packed with a little of everything I love, THANKS:)
Natalie Nichols says
Yummy. I’m so making this!!
Yummy! Thank you for the recipe. I am excited to try it.