Today I’m sharing a family recipe I remember from my childhood all so well. My grandmother always made this absolutely delicious French Canadian turkey dressing for Christmas and Thanksgiving alongside our turkey dinner. Grandma’s French Turkey Dressing (also known as meat stuffing) is an easy and delicious twist to what we all think turkey stuffing should be!
Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to make this with my grandmother but over the years I have been able to replicate her recipe going from my fondest memories growing up. I love it when memory leaves you behind the tastes and smells to bring it to life.
- 2lb hamburger
- 10-12 potatoes
- 1 onion
- 2 stalks of celery
- poultry seasoning
- turkey broth
How to make Grandma’s French Turkey Dressing- Stuffing the easy way
Fry hamburger with seasonings in a frying pan until browned.
Drain any grease from hamburger and return to the stove. Add 1 chopped onion and 2 stalks of chopped celery. Sprinkle poultry seasoning over top and continue to simmer until onions and celery are translucent.
While hamburger is frying, chop the potatoes. I leave the peels from my red potatoes on. Chop into smaller pieces to boil quickly.
Boil potatoes until done and mash with butter.
Add hamburger mix into mashed potatoes and continue to mash. Add poultry seasoning again as well as a bit of salt and pepper.
Add 1 cup of turkey broth to mix. Smooth mixture into a pyrex cooking pan. Make a few small holes and ladle some turkey broth on top. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning.
Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking for 15-20 minutes or until a nice golden crust starts to form on top.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. We love to top it with gravy!
Enjoying Grandma’s French Turkey Dressing
We love this turkey dressing so much that we no longer make mashed potatoes for turkey dinner but rather just extra french dressing. This has become a family tradition and a is recipe I will pass on to my children. It always gets raving reviews even by our sometimes skeptical guests.
I had no idea that this was such an obscure recipe until we started hosting turkey dinner in our home. Now it has become favorites for so many other families too!
Be sure to check out the rest of our holiday recipes, including Thanksgiving and Christmas! Whatever holiday you are celebrating, may it be filled with love, family, friends and great food!
Looking for a classic stuffing? Check out our Turkey Bread Stuffing!
Another great recipe inspired by another grandma is our Nanaimo Bar Recipe! If you need a way to use up your turkey dinner be sure to try our Turkey Pot Pie! Finish off your delicious meal with our nut-free lactose-free Pumpkin Pie!