Baba’s Dressing

A unique take on dressing using saltine crackers. What do you make your dressing out of?

My Mom’s family is 100% Slovak and kept many traditions going especially the food. I don’t know that this Thanksgiving dressing recipe is Slovak per se, but my Baba (the Slovak word for Grandma) made it so it’s Slovak to me.

Here’s what you need: a box (four sleeves) of unsalted saltine crackers); half a pound of browned and crumbled breakfast sausage; one small chopped onion, two ribs chopped celery; poultry seasoning, an egg, pepper and 4 cups broth (not pictured).
Roughly crush all four sleeves saltines and put in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 2 Tbp poultry seasoning and stir.
Saute onion and celery in butter or oil until softened.
Add the crumbled and browned sausage. Stir.
Add sausage and veggies to seasoned crackers.
Next stir in broth.
Add egg and pepper. I probably should have beaten it first. Mix it all well.
Place it in a greased baking dish. Bake at 375 for 60-90 mins. Baba’s pro tip: ladle on a little turkey broth while it bakes to keep it moist and flavorful.


4 sleeves unsalted saltine crackers, crushed

1/2 lb breakfast sausage, browned and crumbled

Small onion, diced

2-3 rib celery, diced

2 Tbp poultry seasoning

Egg, beaten

1 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a medium baking dish. Prep ingredients: brown sausage, saute onion and celery in butter or oil. Crush crackers and season with poultry seasoning. Combine seasoned crackers with sausage and veggies. Stir in broth and add egg and pepper. Stir and add to prepped dish. Bake at 375 for 60-90 minutes. Add more broth as needed during baking to keep to desired moistness. Enjoy!!!

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