Shipt HQ Potluck Secret Family Recipes: Josh’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dressing

This recipe isn’t the only reason x-team commander Joshua R. loves Thanksgiving – but it might be his number one! Aunt Phyllis brings, in addition to her incredible meals, incredible support and wonder to her family – and now Joshua is sharing a little piece of that with the world, full of all the fantastic flavor and texture.

Aunt Phyllis’ Famous Thanksgiving Dressing from Joshua R. 


  • 1 loaf country bread
  • 8 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage 
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 leeks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup turkey stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Cut the loaf of bread into 1/2 inch pieces and place on a baking sheet. 

Bake at 375ºF for 15-20 minutes.

Remove the Italian sausages from their casings and crumble into a large pan.

Add bacon and cook for 4-6 minutes, then transfer to a plate covered with a paper towel.

In a separate pan, add butter, turkey stock, leeks, salt, pepper, carrots and garlic, and saute for 5-7 minutes to create sauce.

Combine the bread, bacon, bread and sauce in a bowl and transfer into a baking dish.

Bake the dressing at 375ºF for 1 hour.

Serve generously and buon appetito!

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