Holiday Dressing Patties

  • Yield 4 servings

Easily divisible sides of dressing for just the right amount


"When my sisters, brothers and I were growing up, my mother would make these crispy dressing patties, and we would eat them as fast as she could cook them. My four children enjoyed them just as we did, and now they are making them, too. Aren't family traditions wonderful?"


3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup bulk pork sausage
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chicken or turkey broth
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
10 slices white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, breaking up large pieces with a spoon.
  2. Add the onion, celery, salt, and pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the broth, poultry seasoning, and celery salt. Remove from the heat.
  3. Place the bread cubes in a large bowl. Pour the sausage mixture over the bread; mix well. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Shape the mixture into 8 patties about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
  4. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet over medium heat. When bubbly, add the patties, in batches if necessary, and cook until golden, about 2 minutes on each side.

Barb Casola, Venice, Fla.




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