Must-Have Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes - MyRecipes (2024)

Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Stuffing

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

For the holiday table, look no further than the perfect pan of stuffing to feed a crowd. Whether you're looking for a great stuffing to accompany the holiday ham or Thanksgiving turkey, look no further than this timeless classic.Add new twists and combinations by playing up different ingredients such as chorizo, apples, or cranberries to achieve the perfect flavorto compliment your feast.

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Classic Herb Stuffing

Classic Herb Stuffing

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Classic Herb Stuffing Recipe

A straightforward holiday stuffing calls for great bread; we love the nutty, toasty dimension of a bakery whole-grain loaf. Sauté the onion, celery, and carrot mixture until tender but not browned. The added moisture from the veg will help soften the bread and make for a more cohesive stuffing.

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Grandmother Carter's Cornbread Dressing

Grandmother Carter's Cornbread Dressing

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Credit: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Grandmother Carter's Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Make Ahead: Freeze the unbaked dressing mixture in 2 (1-gal.) zip-top plastic freezer bags, making sure to press out all the excess air. Thaw in refrigerator five days before Thanksgiving, and continue recipe with Step 4.

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Crisp-Top Sourdough Stuffing

Crisp Top Sourdough Stuffing

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Credit: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Claire Spollen

Crisp-Top Sourdough Stuffing Recipe

Although it's nearly as quick to make as boxed stuffing, this homemade version--soft in the middle and a little crunchy on the top--is prettier and certainly tastier.

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Smoky Chorizo Stuffing

Smoky Chorizo Stuffing

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Credit: Con Poulos

Smoky Chorizo Stuffing Recipe

Rather than traditional sausage stuffing, chef George Mendes of NYC's Aldea serves a smoky version using chorizo and hot pimentón de la Vera (smoked paprika).Slideshow: More Holiday Stuffings and Dressings

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Dirty Farro Stuffing

Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Stuffing

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

Dirty Farro Stuffing Recipe

Give nutty whole-grain farro the dirty rice treatment with the classic trinity (onion, bell pepper, and celery) and spicy andouille sausage. The chicken liver adds incredible richness without any livery flavor--it's the "secret" ingredient that will have guests scraping the dish clean.

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Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing

Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing

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Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

This buttery, moist stuffing is based on a recipe Cindy Daniel of Healdsburg Shed in Northern California got from her mom. If you're juggling turkey and stuffing in one (smaller) oven, make the stuffing first, then reheat it while the turkey rests before carving.

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Scandinavian Stuffing

Scandinavian Stuffing

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Credit: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Claire Spollen

Scandinavian Stuffing Recipe

Rye bread, dill, and smoked pork give this stuffing a hearty nordic flavor.

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Herb Stuffing

Herb Stuffing

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Credit: Mikkel Vang

Herb Stuffing Recipe

Whip up these easy herb stuffing to serve alongside your turkey this holiday season.

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Sourdough Stuffing with Roasted Chestnuts

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Credit: Leigh Beisch

Sourdough Stuffing with Roasted Chestnuts Recipe

This stuffing starts with a loaf of sourdough bread, and is then combined with roasted chestnuts and all the veggies found in a classic stuffing recipe.

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Sausage-Apple Stuffing

Sausage-Apple Stuffing

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Sausage-Apple Stuffing Recipe

Sausage-Apple Stuffing combines sweet Italian sausage, chopped fresh fennel, and apple with tangy sourdough for a classic Thanksgiving stuffing.

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Simply Herby Stuffing

Simply Herby Stuffing

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Simply Herby Stuffing Recipe

Sometimes less is more as Simply Herby Stuffing proves. This simple stuffing still makes a bold flavor impact.

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Tri-Pepper Chorizo Stuffing

Tri-Pepper Chorizo Stuffing

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Tri-Pepper Chorizo Stuffing Recipe

Mexican pork chorizo in Tri-Pepper Chorizo Stuffing takes your stuffing on a tasty trip south of the border.

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Pancetta, Sourdough, and Apple Stuffing

Pancetta, Sourdough, and Apple Stuffing

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Credit: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

Pancetta, Sourdough, and Apple Stuffing Recipe

Tangy Western sourdough bread makes this stuffing mouthwatering.

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Stuffing-Stuffed Onions

Stuffing-Stuffed Onions

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Stuffing-Stuffed Onions Recipe

Hollow out and fill roasted onions with a chunky stuffing for a twist on the hearty casserole version.

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Chorizo-and-Cornbread Dressing

Chorizo-and-Cornbread Dressing

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Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Chorizo-and-Cornbread Dressing Recipe

"There are two things you'll always find at the Summers' family Thanksgiving table: Julia Child's iconic Cornbread Sausage Stuffing and lively table conversation. A few years ago, I started amping up the spice in Julia's stuffing by adding jalapeño and using chorizo sausage. As the years progressed, I noticed the spicier the stuffing, the livelier the conversation." —Libbie Summers, stylist and author of Sweet & Vicious

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Mushroom-Artichoke Stuffing

Mushroom-Artichoke Stuffing

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Mushroom-Artichoke Stuffing Recipe

Mushroom-Artichoke Stuffing brings new life to a holiday standard. Mushrooms lend an almost meaty texture to this side dish.

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Sourdough-Apple Stuffing

Sourdough-Apple Stuffing

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Credit: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Sourdough-Apple Stuffing Recipe

Dress up Thanksgiving dinner with Sourdough-Apple Stuffing. Feel free to swap rye bread for sourdough, if desired.

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Ham, Gruyère, and Onion Stuffing

Ham, Gruyère, and Onion Stuffing

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Ham, Gruyère, and Onion Stuffing Recipe

Ham, Gruyère, and Onion Stuffing brings a hearty dose of comfort food to an already-classic side dish.

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Chestnut, Cranberry, and Leek Stuffing

Chestnut, Cranberry, and Leek Stuffing

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Chestnut, Cranberry, and Leek Stuffing Recipe

The delicious mix of flavors in Chestnut, Cranberry, and Leek Stuffing are sure to make an impression on your family and friends.

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Butternut-Bacon Stuffing

Butternut-Bacon Stuffing

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Butternut-Bacon Stuffing Recipe

Guests will adore this autumn-inspired Butternut-Bacon Stuffing, filled with diced butternut squash and flecks of crispy bacon.

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Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Sausage and Apple Stuffing

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Credit: José Picayo; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Sausage and Apple Stuffing Recipe

Sweet Italian sausage, chopped fresh fennel, and apple combine with tangy sourdough for a classic Thanksgiving stuffing.

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Slow-Cooker Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing

Slow-Cooker Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing

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Credit: Kate Sears

Slow-Cooker Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing Recipe

Save space in your oven when you’re cooking the holiday meal and use your slow cooker for the wild rice stuffing.

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Linguiça Sausage Stuffing with Mushrooms

Linguiça Sausage Stuffing with Mushrooms

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Credit: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

Linguiça Sausage Stuffing with Mushrooms Recipe

This twist on a classic sausage and sourdough stuffing uses smoky Portuguese linguiça in place of crumbled pork sausage. Kielbasa or any smoked sausage would also work.

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Herbed Apricot-Pecan Stuffing

Herbed Apricot-Pecan Stuffing

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Credit: Theresa Raffetto; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Herbed Apricot-Pecan Stuffing Recipe

Herbed Apricot-Pecan Stuffing offers a visual and tasty contrast to a traditional Thanksgiving spread without sacrificing any of the savory flavors guests are hoping for in a holiday meal.

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Couscous-and-Spinach Stuffing

Couscous-and-Spinach Stuffing

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Credit: Quentin Bacon

Couscous-and-Spinach Stuffing Recipe

This healthy stuffing is made with couscous and gets both flavor and color from red bell pepper, sun-dried tomato, spinach and crumbled bacon.

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Crisp-Top Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage and Greens

Crisp Top Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage and Greens

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Credit: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Claire Spollen

Crisp-Top Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage and Greens Recipe

Although it's nearly as quick to make as boxed stuffing, this homemade version--soft in the middle and a little crunchy on the top--is prettier and certainly tastier. We've added some Italian flavors to make it even more appealing.

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Sausage-and-Bread Stuffing

Sausage-and-Bread Stuffing

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Credit: David Malosh

Sausage-and-Bread Stuffing Recipe

Gary Vaynerchuk's mother, Tamara, makes Stove Top stuffing every Thanksgiving, and he proudly admits loving it. Its simplicity inspired this sausage dressing recipe by F&W's Grace Parisi. Using homemade turkey stock gives it a rich flavor, but for a shortcut, use chicken broth instead.

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Kale-Quinoa Stuffing

Kale-Quinoa Stuffing

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Credit: Travis Rathbone; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth

Kale-Quinoa Stuffing Recipe

This traditional holiday sidejust got a quinoa-kale makeover!

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Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Stuffing

Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Stuffing

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Stuffing Recipe

We give the classic holiday side a fall spin with fresh apple, toasted pecans, and dried cranberries.For the vegetarians at your table, you can substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock. Raisins and walnuts can work in place of the cranberries and pecans.

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Chorizo and Roasted Poblano Wild Rice Stuffing

Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Stuffing

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

Chorizo and Roasted Poblano Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe

Hot cooked wild rice is incredibly nutty and fragrant, a perfect counter to smoky paprika, quick roasted poblano peppers, and spicy fresh chorizo. Look for Mexican chorizo (like ground beef or pork) rather than Spanish chorizo (cured sausage in casings). The rice will absorb the drippings from the sausage as the two bake together in the casserole dish. If you can’t find Mexican chorizo, try hot Italian pork or turkey sausage. We treat the rice the same as a bread stuffing—binding it with a mixture of stock, eggs, and butter—for a richer, more cohesive stuffing that will brown beautifully in the pan.

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