You are here: Home » Recipes » Spinach and Oyster Dressing Spinach and Oyster Dressing Recipe by American Profile Yield 12 to 16 servings PrintEmail "This recipe has been a part of every holiday gathering in my family for many, many years. It is always the most popular dish, and whenever I make it, I never fail to have many requests for the recipe. It's definitely one of my most prized recipes." Ingredients 12 cups French or Italian bread, cut into 1/2 -inch cubes1/2 pound pancetta or bacon, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil2 cups finely chopped onion1/2 cup thinly sliced leeks1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 6 medium cloves)1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepper2 1/2 cups chicken or turkey broth1 (10-ounce) container shucked oysters, drained Instructions Arrange bread cubes on sheets of wax paper or foil in a single layer and let dry overnight. (Or place cubes on foil-lined oven racks and bake in a 325F oven 25 minutes, or until golden.) Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and cook until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Add olive oil to pan drippings. Stir in onion, leeks and celery. Reduce heat to medium and cook until celery is tender, about 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Combine bread cubes, pancetta, onion mixture, spinach, butter, sage, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss until well blended. Stir in broth and fold in oysters. Spoon mixture into pan. Bake, covered with foil, 30 minutes, until thoroughly heated. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer, or until lightly golden. Recipe by Robin Spires, Tampa, Fla.