Oatmeal Poultry Stuffing

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by lynxpilot

A Scottish recipe for stuffing that works well in turkey or roaster chicken. The quantities obviously depend on the size of the bird, so adjust accordingly.

Top Review by Winnipeg Mel

This is a very different recipe. The flavours were good, however the texture of the oatmeal took quite a bit to adjust to. DS really enjoyed it though, so I think that if I make this again it will be in a combination with regular bread crumbs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice onion to 1/4 inch pieces.
  2. Dice garlic to very small pieces.
  3. Dry mix oatmeal, salt, pepper, sage, onion, and garlic.
  4. Knead in the vegetable shortening, then knead in half of the butter. If consistency is not sticking together to form a clump when kneading, then continue to add butter in 1 tbs. increments. Increase amount of butter if necessary.
  5. Fluff mixture so it isn't hard-packed, and then stuff bird with mixture.
  6. On edit: I generally cook turkey slower and longer than most and add water to the pan for gravy use. I baste it several times throughout and shoot the water with a squeeze bulb type baster directly into the bird's cavity to keep the dressing moist.

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