Oyster Dressing with Thyme


  • 2 cups oysters, drained, coarsely chopped, liquid reserved
  • 2 sleeves saltine crackers, crushed
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup green onions, including tops, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Melt butter, add onion, green onions, celery and lightly sauté. Remove from heat.

Add cream, thyme, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, combine crushed crackers and vegetable mix.

Add oysters and toss lightly. Add reserved oyster liquid until stuffing is moist, about ¼ cup.

Place in shallow greased baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° F until done through and crusty on top, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2