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 flavor to compliment your feast.
Crisp-Top Sourdough Stuffing
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.
Smoky Chorizo StuffingRather 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
Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing
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.
Rye bread, dill, and smoked pork give this stuffing a hearty nordic flavor.
Sourdough Stuffing with Roasted ChestnutsThis 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.
Sausage-Apple Stuffing combines sweet Italian sausage, chopped fresh fennel, and apple with tangy sourdough for a classic Thanksgiving stuffing.
Simply Herby StuffingSometimes less is more as Simply Herby Stuffing proves. This simple stuffing still makes a bold flavor impact.
Tri-Pepper Chorizo StuffingMexican pork chorizo in Tri-Pepper Chorizo Stuffing takes your stuffing on a tasty trip south of the border.
Pancetta, Sourdough, and Apple StuffingTangy Western sourdough bread makes this stuffing mouthwatering.
Stuffing-Stuffed OnionsHollow out and fill roasted onions with a chunky stuffing for a twist on the hearty casserole version.
"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
Mushroom-Artichoke StuffingMushroom-Artichoke Stuffing brings new life to a holiday standard. Mushrooms lend an almost meaty texture to this side dish.
Dress up Thanksgiving dinner with Sourdough-Apple Stuffing. Feel free to swap rye bread for sourdough, if desired.
Ham, Gruyère, and Onion StuffingHam, Gruyère, and Onion Stuffing brings a hearty dose of comfort food to an already-classic side dish.
Chestnut, Cranberry, and Leek StuffingThe delicious mix of flavors in Chestnut, Cranberry, and Leek Stuffing are sure to make an impression on your family and friends.
Butternut-Bacon StuffingGuests will adore this autumn-inspired Butternut-Bacon Stuffing, filled with diced butternut squash and flecks of crispy bacon.
Sausage and Apple Stuffing
Sweet Italian sausage, chopped fresh fennel, and apple combine with tangy sourdough for a classic Thanksgiving stuffing.
Slow-Cooker Wild Rice and Mushroom StuffingSave space in your oven when you’re cooking the holiday meal and use your slow cooker for the wild rice stuffing.
Linguiça Sausage Stuffing with Mushrooms
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.
Herbed Apricot-Pecan StuffingHerbed 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.
Couscous-and-Spinach StuffingThis healthy stuffing is made with couscous and gets both flavor and color from red bell pepper, sun-dried tomato, spinach and crumbled bacon.
Crisp-Top Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage and Greens
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.
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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