New Orleans Italian Oyster Dressing
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New Orleans Italian Oyster Dressing

A slightly modified version of my mother in law’s Oyster Dressing. So delicious even non-oyster eaters will enjoy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8
Author: Aimee


  • 2 large onions minced
  • 7 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 quart oysters liquid reserved, chopped
  • 2 cups Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until slightly golden brown; add the oysters and cook until the edges curl. Remove from heat and stir in the bread crumbs, 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and the reserved oyster liquid. Mix well. The mixture should be a very moist consistency, similar to stuffing. If it’s too dry, add a bit of water to the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish and sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Garnish with a sprig of parsley.