Aunt Beth's Sage Dressing Balls

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by TansGram

My aunt (by marriage) gave me this recipe that has been a tradition in her family for many years. Not sure of serving size as I have not made this yet but intend to do so for Thanksgiving!

Top Review by VA3212

Great idea but somewhat bland and dry. I had to add a little milk so they would hold together. I think I'll use the same concept with my own dressing recipe (from memory, not written). Thanks for the idea

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 count) bags hamburger buns or 2 (8 count) bags hot dog buns
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 4 -5 celery ribs, chopped
  • 34 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons sage
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg, well beaten


  1. Crumble the buns onto a baking sheet and let sit out to dry.
  2. Melt butter in a pan.
  3. Saute onion and celery.
  4. Add sage, salt and pepper.
  5. Blend in the egg and mix well.
  6. Pour over the crumbles and toss. (At this point, if it is too dry to form balls you can add a little chicken stock.).
  7. Form mixture into balls.
  8. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until outside is crispy.

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