Stuffing Recipes

Stuffing recipes are intensely regional, and can differ wildly even from family to family. At it's most basic, stuffing is a side dish (for <a href="/recipes/thanksgiving/turkey/">turkey</a>, come <a href="/recipes/thanksgiving/">Thanksgiving</a> time, made from stale bread moistened with broth. But the dish has endless variations. (<a href="/search/?searchTerm=cornbread%20stuffing">Cornbread</a>! Rye Bread! <a href="/blogs/cooking/sausage-stuffings-recipes/">Sausage</a>! <a href="/search/?searchTerm=oyster%20stuffing">Oysters</a>! Onions! No onions! Everyone has a favorite addition. It's like trying to describe all sandwiches with just one label.) No matter what kind of homemade stuffing you like, the important thing to remember is to infuse it with flavor - after all, you're turning something bland - stale <a href="/recipes/thanksgiving/stuffing/bread/">bread</a> - into an iconic Thanksgiving side. So splurge on the good broth, and throw in plenty of fresh herbs. Your guests will thank you.

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Apricot and Pecan Stuffing

From Better Homes and Gardens

Baked in a casserole dish, the lively fruit-and-nut stuffing makes a tasty side dish with chicken or pork.

Apricot and Pecan Stuffing

Chicken Baked over Mushroom Dressing

From EatingWell

Roasting a chicken on top of a three-mushroom stuffing keeps it moist and juicy. This is a comfy treat any winter night.

Chicken Baked over Mushroom Dressing

Stuffing-Topped Chicken

From EatingWell

Here's a one-skillet version of chicken and stuffing made with wholesome ingredients. We use chicken thighs because we love the rich flavor of dark meat, but boneless, skinless breast works too. Serve with Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes.

Stuffing-Topped Chicken

Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing

From EatingWell

Crisping the prosciutto and toasting the nuts adds a powerful punch of flavor to the stuffing without going overboard on fat. Diamond Brand now makes packaged chopped hazelnuts, available in most major supermarkets.

Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing

Spiral Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cider Gravy

From EatingWell

When a whole bird is just too much--time and effort, as well as size--there is a quicker, simpler way: what's known in French cuisine as a roulade. Using a boneless turkey breast, butterflied and flattened, you can serve a beautiful spiral of juicy meat.

Spiral Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cider Gravy

Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

From EatingWell

Cornbread stuffing, a Southern favorite, is a nice change from more traditional white-bread stuffing. Our delectable recipe uses Italian turkey sausage, rather than pork, and omits all the butter and cream to cut the fat by two-thirds. The stuffing is lower in sodium as well and so easy to make that it's sure to become a favorite side year-round.

Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

Bulgur Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Hazelnuts

From EatingWell

For a change of pace from traditional bread stuffing, try this elegant, nutty-tasting pilaf, which features quick-cooking whole-grain bulgur.

Bulgur Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Hazelnuts

Chestnut Stuffing

From EatingWell

Peeling fresh chestnuts may be a bit tedious, but the result is worth the effort. Chestnut meat adds incredible texture and richness (without much fat) to a holiday stuffing. And, after all, it is a once-a-year ritual. But if you lack the patience, jarred vacuum-packed chestnuts are a convenient alternative.

Chestnut Stuffing

Turkey & Stuffing for Two

From EatingWell

You don't have to skip the traditional Thanksgiving dinner if it's just the two of you - and you also don't have to eat turkey for days. In fact, you may not want to wait for a special occasion to have this satisfying mini celebration.

Turkey & Stuffing for Two

Wild Rice Stuffing

From Diabetic Living

This whole grain side dish recipe has only 1 gram of fat per serving yet is hearty and satisfying, especially when served with lean meats, chicken or fish.

Wild Rice Stuffing

Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing

From Better Homes and Gardens

Holiday cranberries make a special appearance in this stuffing recipe that also features chorizo sausage.

Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing

Sausage-and-Apple-Stuffed Iowa Chops

From Better Homes and Gardens

This Midwestern classic features extra thick pork chops with a spicy sausage and corn bread stuffing sweetened with shredded apple.

Sausage-and-Apple-Stuffed Iowa Chops

Fruit-Stuffed Roasted Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

When you're hosting a small dinner party, serve this succulent chicken. A little sherry enhances both the meat and the fruit stuffing.

Fruit-Stuffed Roasted Chicken

Baked Flounder with Crabmeat Stuffing

From Family Circle

Baked Flounder with Crabmeat Stuffing

Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken and stuffing are always a popular dinner duo. Slow cooking makes this meal convenient to make, but the presentation is sophisticated.

Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing

Corn Bread Dressing

From Better Homes and Gardens

The holidays just wouldn't be the same without this traditional side dish. Crumbled corn bread and biscuits are at the heart of this Southern-style version.

Corn Bread Dressing

Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

From Better Homes and Gardens

This simple recipe makes enough to stuff up to a 15-pound Thanksgiving turkey.It can also be baked in a casserole dish.

Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

Chestnut-Sourdough Stuffing with Apricots, Roasted Mushrooms, and Smoked Bacon

From Ladies' Home Journal

Fresh herbs and applewood smoked bacon bring out even more flavor in this roasted chestnut and fruit holiday stuffing.

Chestnut-Sourdough Stuffing with Apricots, Roasted Mushrooms, and Smoked Bacon

Oven-Roasted Apricot-Stuffed Turkey Breast

From Better Homes and Gardens

Use kitchen shears to snip the dried apricots. It's easier, faster, and neater than using a knife and cutting board.

Oven-Roasted Apricot-Stuffed Turkey Breast

Herbed Corn Bread Dressing

From Diabetic Living

For Thanksgiving and Christmas, this vegetable side dish bread, suitable for diabetic food plans, is a low-fat, high fiber version of traditional dressings.

Herbed Corn Bread Dressing

Crabmeat-Stuffed Door County Whitefish

From Midwest Living

Seasoned crabmeat and a marsala sauce combined with whitefish make for an unforgettable dinner entree.

Crabmeat-Stuffed Door County Whitefish

Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast

From Better Homes and Gardens

Impressive on the table and healthy for your heart! Plan a holiday dinner around this festive pork roast. It's deceptively low in calories, fat, and sodium.

Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast

Stuffed Italian-Style Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Stuffed Italian-Style Chicken

Apple-and-Wild Rice-Stuffed Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Vegetables and apples added to a packaged rice mix makes a quick stuffing for this chicken dinner.

Apple-and-Wild Rice-Stuffed Chicken

Roast Turkey with Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

From Better Homes and Gardens

If you want to stick with tradition, this is the turkey for you. Time-tested ingredients--celery, mushrooms, onions, and poultry seasoning--enhance the stuffing beautifully.

Roast Turkey with Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

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