Oatmeal Turkey Stuffing

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is an essential part of our Christmas tradition. Bread stuffing tastes drab and spongey in comparison.


  1. Dice onion and celery.
  2. Melt butter in a large frying pan or sauce pan.
  3. Add onion and celery and saute until soft.
  4. Add oatmeal and seasonings. My mom uses poutry seasoning and that is really nice too.
  5. Stir until well mixed.
  6. Moisten with water until clumpy.
  7. Gently pack into the turkey cavity bottom and top.
  8. Roast the bird as you would with bread stuffing. It smells wonderful.
  9. You can also make this as a side dish if you steam it in the pan. Made like that, it's called scurly.


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This is a traditional Scottish recipe. It is important to note that you should not use rolled oats in this recipe. You use steel cut oats. It is delicious although I suggest replacing the water with either vegetable or chicken broth and the description of the amount of liquid to use is a bit vague. You want to add enough that it forms a soft mass.

jeannetomlin January 02, 2015

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