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Hello, and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m sharing a family recipe I remember from my Childhood all so well. My grandmother always made this absolutely delicious recipe for Christmas and Thanksgiving alongside our turkey dinner. Grandma’s French Turkey Dressing is an easy and delicious twist to what we all think turkey stuffing should be like!

Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to make this with my grandmother but over the years I have been able to replicate her recipe going from my fondest memories growing up. I love it when memory leaves you behind the tastes and smells to bring it to life.

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The Ingredients

  • 2lb hamburger
  • 10-12 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • poultry seasoning
  • turkey broth
  • butter
  • sage
  • salt
  • pepper

How to make Grandma’s French Turkey Dressing- Stuffing the easy way

The first step for Grandma's French turkey dressing is to season and fry the hamburger.

Fry hamburger with seasonings in a frying pan until browned.

Drain hamburger & celery and onions simmer until translucent.

Drain any grease from hamburger and return to the stove. Add 1 chopped onion and 2 stalks of chopped celery. Sprinkle poultry seasoning over top and continue to simmer until onions and celery are translucent.

Chop potatoes and boil.

While hamburger is frying chop potatoes, I leave the peels from my red potatoes on. Chop into smaller pieces to boil quickly.

Mash potatoes with butter.

Boil potatoes until done and mash with butter.

Combine hamburger an d potatoes to make Grandma's French Turkey Dressing

Add hamburger mix into mashed potatoes and continue to mash. Add poultry seasoning again as well as a bit of salt and pepper.

Spread mixture into pyrex pan and add some turkey broth.

Add 1 cup of turkey broth to mix. Smooth mixture into a pyrex cooking pan makes a few small holes and ladle some turkey broth on top. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 remove foil and continue to bake until Grandma's French Turkey Dressing is golden brown.

Cover with aluminum foil.

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking for 15-20 minutes or until a nice golden crust starts to form on top.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. We love to top it with gravy!

Allow to cool and serve Grandma's French Turkey Dressing with gravy.

Enjoying Grandma’s French Turkey Dressing

We love this turkey dressing so much that we no longer make mashed potatoes for turkey dinner but rather just extra french dressing. This has become a family tradition and a recipe I will pass on to my children and theirs yet to come. It always gets raving reviews even by our sometimes skeptical guests. I had no idea that this was such an obscure recipe until we started hosting turkey dinner in our home. Now it has become favourites for so many others too!

This recipe is also included in our Turkey Dinner round-up of all our favourite Thanksgiving, Christmas and easter traditional dishes! Be sure to check them all out! Whatever holiday you are celebrating, may it be filled with love, family, friends and great food!

Looking for a classic stuffing? Check out our Turkey Bread Stuffing!

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For more great recipes make sure to check out all our Easy Recipes! Another great recipe inspired by another Grandma we love and cherish in memory is our Nanaimo Bar Recipe! If you need a way to use up your turkey dinner be sure to try our Turkey Pot Pie! Last but not least finish off your delicious meal with our nut-free lactose-free Pumpkin Pie!

Grandma's french turkey dressing is an all time favourite side dish to turkey dinner. Add this to your menu this Thanksgiving & Christmas fro the perfect traditional side dish!

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. I’m honoured to pass along a recipe that I love from a woman that I loved so very much. Rest in peace Grandma we miss you so very much.

Until next time;

The Old Summers Home