Old-Fashioned Cracker Dressing

Old-Fashioned Cracker Dressing

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"This old-fashioned dressing is a great side dish for the Thanksgiving or alongside roast chicken. Made with saltine crackers, celery, onions, and herbs, it's simple and satisfying."
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1 h 10 m servings 189 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 670 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, celery, and 1 teaspoon salt in melted butter until onion begins to turn translucent, about 5 minutes. season with black pepper, sage, thyme, rosemary, and cayenne pepper; cook and stir about 1 minute.
  3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in chicken broth.
  4. Combine crushed crackers and onion mixture in a large bowl. Add egg and cream; mix until combined. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Spread cracker mixture evenly in a large baking dish and smooth the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.


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Absolutely delicious. I initially had doubts about how it would turn out, however I followed the recipe strictly and it was wonderful. A hit at my families early Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you!

I needed to use up some matzoh crackers, and subbed them for the saltines in this recipe. Poured mushroom soup over the top, baked it, and we ate it casserole style. Yum :)

Just like Grandma use to make!!!!

I thought it was great. Nobody present had ever seen dressing like this so it was hard for them to accept and a few liked it. The kids couldn't take it. I even found a couple pieces in the freez...

I've taken wheat out of my diet and when my family was having traditional stove-top stuffing, I went on a search for something satisfying for me and this was it. I used wheat free crackers and ...

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