Feast your eyes on these Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes that are mouthwatering and delicious, from classic herb stuffings to innovative twists that might redefine your stuffing traditions for your holiday table. All are delicious, simple, and are sure to leave your guests craving seconds!
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without stuffing. While the turkey will also take center stage, along with the delicious Thanksgiving sides and salads, the dressing is in a category all on its own. At least to me!
So let’s take a look at these mouthwatering stuffing recipes where there is something for everyone!
What Makes for Perfect Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes?
It’s all about the texture. And is what separates good recipes from awesome recipes. A stuffing’s texture should be moist but not too wet, with a crunchy top that isn’t dry! Plus, it should taste delicious savory!
You’ll love these carefully curated stuffing recipes for your holiday table!
“This two-toned stuffing actually boasts five herbs, though hearty sage, rosemary, and thyme are most prominent. Look for packages of poultry herbs at the store; they’ll contain just the right amount of each these three herbs. You could also stick to just sage or rosemary, but leave the amounts as they are; otherwise they will overwhelm the dish. Look for bakery-style bread loaves, not presliced sandwich bread. If you can’t find pumpernickel, you can substitute seeded rye bread.”
“This healthy mushroom-and-leek cornbread stuffing recipe is a lightened-up version of the must-have holiday side. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, you can make this recipe moist or crispy. If you’re an extra-moist-stuffing type, bake it covered for the full 50 minutes; if you like some crispy bits on top, follow the recipe as written: bake covered for about 30 minutes, then uncovered for an additional 20 minutes.”
Simple and Classic Dressing or Stuffing for Holidays. Whether that be Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s … or any other holiday. A simple tried and true recipe made with onions, celery, herbs, butter, broth, and toasted bread. It’s simply our favorite.
If there is one iconic Thanksgiving dish, other than the turkey, stuffing has to be it. This Wild Mushroom Stuffing recipe is an impressive, delicious side dish, packed with savory, earthy flavors, and easy to make from scratch.
“This stuffing is full of hearty texture from chewy barley, crunchy pecans, and meaty mushrooms. Tart-sweet dried cherries and nutty Gruyère cheese build even more flavor for a substantial side guests will love. Swap the chicken stock for unsalted vegetable stock or water to make the dish vegetarian. Reheat leftovers with a splash of stock for a slightly looser, though equally delicious, stuffing.”
“The saltiness of the ham plays off the sweetness of the apples, fennel, and cornbread in this hearty stuffing. To streamline prep, the recipe relies on a cornbread stuffing mix, made from cornbread, wheat bread, and aromatic sage and thyme.”
“Sometimes it’s nice to shake things up a bit. So I thought I’d create a rice-based stuffing with all of the traditional stuffing flavors we love. Something that’s a little more dense and hearty – a vegetarian (and vegan!) stuffing that’s naturally gluten-free, too. Why not cover all of the dietary bases while also making something everyone will no doubt clamor for?”
"Michael Sullivan, Butcher at Blackberry Farm, says this dish was inspired by a corn pudding that his grandmother made. He adds guanciale, an unsmoked Italian bacon made from the pig’s jowl, to the batter before baking, although thick-cut bacon is a great stand-in. When fresh corn is in season, you can fold in kernels cut from the cob; they lend wonderful texture and flavor. If you’d like, place a few whole green onions on top of the batter before baking.”
"This is a delicious make-ahead stuffing recipe that can be made up to 3 days before you need it. Just mix the stuffing ingredients together and store in the fridge, freeing up time and reducing stress on Thanksgiving Day, when you're dealing with all the other prep!"
"This Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe has withstood the test of time. It has the perfect balance of chewy and moist, sweet and savory, and can be made entirely from scratch or with some simple shortcuts. I'll show you the best homemade stuffing recipe for your holiday meal."
"Upgrade this year’s holiday stuffing with my Herby Mushroom Croissant Stuffing. Buttery croissants, cozy herbs, caramelized wild mushroom, kale, and Gruyère cheese take classic stuffing from bland and boring to flavorful and completely delicious."