Auntie Rosie’s Crockpot Dressing

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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 or oleo
  • 1 package Pepperidge Farm Sage and Onion Dressing Mix   (8-12 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 to kettle (enough water to barely cover but not over the celery and onion)
  2. Cook about 20 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to onion, celery mixture.
  3. Toss 1 large package sage and onion (Pepperidge Farm if you can find it) dressing mix (breadcrumbs, not fine dressing mix) with cooked onion and celery mix.
  4. Add 1/2 cup potato flakes, 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning (optional).
  5. Mix all together.  When ready to cook add 2 cans chicken broth and 1 cup water.
  6. Mix all together.
  7. Bake on High in Crockpot for 1 hour, then turn on low for 3/4 hour.  Do not lift the lid until done.

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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