Auntie Rosie’s Crockpot Dressing


This is another one of the dishes my mom made while she was visiting my sister a few weeks ago. When I arrived here in Portland, my mom had stocked my sister’s freezer with a whole slew of homemade meals. The first frozen meal my sister dug out for me to eat was supposed to be beef roast. Instead she accidentally pulled out dressing. I’m glad she did! I had three huge helpings of it before I asked my mom if she could give me the recipe.


  • 1 lb pork sausage, browned
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 1/2 c. chopped celery
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 package Pepperidge Farm Sage and Onion Dressing Mix (8 to 12 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 c. potato flakes
  • 2 14-oz cans chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 c. water


  1. Put onion, celery and butter in kettle. Add water (enough to barely cover the ingredients but not over them). Cook about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Toss 1 large package dressing mix with onion/celery mixture. Add potato flakes and poultry seasoning if using. Mix everything together.
  3. When ready to cook add chicken broth and water. Mix.
  4. Bake on high in a crockpot for 1 hour and then turn to low for 45 minutes. Do not lift the lid while cooking.

A note from my mom: “I added some juice or gravy from the turkey to make it more moist after it was done.”

Even as leftovers this dish was amazing. I wonder how good it is when it first comes out of the crockpot.

Recipe rating: 

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