A Broadway Thanksgiving: Recipes to Stop the Show

By Playbill Staff
26 Nov 2013

Ann Hampton Callaway

Co-starring: Callaway Family Oyster Stuffing
This recipe shared by Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway

This recipe has been in the Callaway family for generations, refined by our mom Shirley. My sister Liz and I had bread-cutting contests the night before Thanksgiving when we were children, which added to the fun. We can't imagine our family feast without this delicious treat - it's a culinary highlight each year!

1 cup onion chopped
1 ½ cup celery chopped with leaves
¾ cup chopped parsley
1 to 1½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. sage
8 cups stale bread cubes
1 pint chopped oysters (reserve liquid)
½ lb. of butter

Enough for a 12 lb-plus turkey.

  • Simmer onion, celery, parsley and seasoning in ½ lb. of butter for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped oysters.
  • Pour over bread cubes and stir to mix.
  • Add left over oyster juice if too dry.
  • Stuff turkey just before roasting.