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New Orleans Oyster Dressing

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. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 125 kcal


  • 3 cups cubed bread lightly toasted or slightly stale
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • ½ 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 ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.
Note: nutritional value is based off 6 servings.


Serving: 6-8Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 5.9gProtein: 9.1gFat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 73mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.7g

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword christmas, new orleans oyster dressing, oyster dressing, side dish, stuffing, thanksgiving
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