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Baby Food Holiday Side Dishes

Chillin' for the Holidays Dressing is one of my all time favorite holiday dishes.  However our family’s favorite recipe, Italian Sausage Dressing is a little too rich for a baby.  To make this recipe more suitable for a baby I adapted my recipe, taking out the sausage, but leaving all the great flavor.  This homemade savory dressing would be suitable for an older baby or even the toddlers in your family! The dressing is easy to make and can be cooked alongside your traditional dressing as you prepare your holiday meal.

Homemade Savory Dressing (9+ Months)


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  • 4 slices bread, cut into cubes (about 3 cups of cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup onion, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth or water


Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and celery until they are translucent, but not brown. Transfer the onions and celery to a bowl and add the bread cubes, herbs, pepper and broth or water. Mix well. Grease a small oven-proof dish and spoon in the stuffing mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Freezing Directions:

The dressing can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator or freezer before baking.  To serve, thaw (if frozen) and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Servings: 4


More Holiday Side Dishes

Looking for more holiday side dishes?  Try some of these great recipes from Once a Month Meals.

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  1. I am so happy that you posted this great option for the little ones, we will be using this recipe. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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