New Orleans Oyster Dressing is a hearty dressing (stuffing) made with bread, cajun seasonings, veggies and oysters. It’s a great savory side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:55 mins
Total Time:1 hour 5 mins
Yield:6-8 servings 1x
Category:Side Dish, Holiday
3 cups cubed bread, lightly toasted or slightly stale
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup oysters, chopped (juice reserved)
1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 tbsp cajun seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 375. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the celery, onions and green pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until barely softened.
Add in the chopped oysters and their juice, chicken broth, hot sauce and cajun seasoning.
Cook for 1 minute more, then stir in the bread until fully coated.
Taste and then season to taste with salt and pepper.
Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 40 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes to allow the edges of the bread to get slightly crispy.
Bread: any type of bread can be used. I bought a loaf of Italian bread, cubed it and toasted it at 350 for 10 minutes. Prepared bags of stuffing mix or even lightly salted croutons can be used.
Salt and Pepper: the oysters and their juice can easily make the dressing too salty, so taste it before you bake it. The hot sauce and cajun seasoning also add salt to the recipe. We like things pretty salty and I added 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.
Note: nutritional value is based off 6 servings.
Keywords: new orleans oyster dressing, oyster dressing, stuffing, side dish, thanksgiving, christmas