Newfoundland Dressing for Turkey

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Now that I'm engaged to a Newfie, I have started learning the "old family recipes", as well as some new words... Anyhow, this is the dressing that Newfoundlanders enjoy with their turkey - it is really different than the "stuffing" that I grew up with out in BC. This is enough for a 10 lb turkey.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 slices bread
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 12 cup chopped celery
  • 12 cup chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon savory (Mt. Scio Farm Savoury is made right in Newfoundland)
  • 14 teaspoon ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 cup melted butter


  1. Tear bread slices up and place them in a food processor. Pulse until crumbs, not chunks. Remove crumbs and place in medium bowl.
  2. Add onion, celery, apple, savoury and ginger, and mix well.
  3. Add melted butter and mix again. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. NOTE: This can also be placed in foil and heated through for 10 minutes, if not stuffing turkey or if there is extra dressing.
  5. NOTE: A popular Newfie post-turkey meal is "Chips, dressing, and gravy" in which the leftover dressing is placed on top of french fries and then covered in gravy. A sort of Newfie poutine.


Most Helpful

This is delicious, you are right. I'm a Newfie too. like LuuvBunny, i do not use apples, pine nuts, cinnamon or wine. Have used just apples though with the peel on. Here is a differnt Xmas version. Have found a very Christmas way to make it look and taste even more delicious though. Add in a 1/2 tin of whole cranberries or more to taste. I stuff one end of the bird without the cranberries, the back end. The front with the cranberry flavored dressing. Cranberries give it a delicious and colorful appearance. A huge Hit. Try it backwards to see if you like it first. As not to waste this delicious dressing.

blue_eyedshorty June 22, 2008

great recipe. Close to Greek recipe I've tried that calls for apples, pine nuts, cinnamon, wine. If you want an "old" Newfie recipe, look up Farce on this website. Spicy -- but gooooood.

madelanie5 November 20, 2006

Being a Newfoundlander myself I have to say that there is no better dressing than this one.This is the only one I ever had growing up in Newfoundland.I myself do not use apples,ginger or celery.But it is the Savoury that makes this so delicious.I believe in alot of other stuffing recipes sage is used.This by far is the winner.

LuuvBunny September 08, 2006

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