Oyster Dressing

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  • 12Servings


  • 2 8 1/2 ounce boxes corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy)
  • 2 large eggs, for the muffin mix
  • 2/3 cup milk, for the muffin mix
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1 half onion, finely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 pints fresh raw oysters
  • Salt and pepper


Follow the package directions for making the cornbread with the eggs and milk. Let cool and break into large chunks.

In a large, deep skillet, melt 6 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the half-and-half, parsley, sage, thyme and basil and bring to a simmer. Add the oysters with their liquid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the cornbread chunks and gently toss to coat.

Spoon the stuffing into 2 buttered 3-quart casserole dishes, dot with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes.