Turkey Stuffing

When it comes to turkey stuffing recipes, there are really no rules. After all, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are built from a variety of flavors. Start with cubes of stale cornbread or sourdough, white or rye, then build up your flavor base. Giblets give stuffing a rich, earthy flavor; spicy Italian sausage livens things up. Fruit, like dried apricots or fresh apples, lends a floral sweetness, and herbs like parsley, sage, and thyme bring all of the elements together. What type of bread you use is up to you, but if you want a knockout stuffing for your feast, make your own stale bread cubes. Those pre-seasoned, perfectly square bagged stuffing mixes can't hold a candle to what you've got in your cupboards. And if you're a purist who likes to stuff the turkey (some claim that's the only way the dish earns the name "stuffing," otherwise it's "dressing"), always check the temp before you take it out of the oven - it needs to be 165 degrees to be completely safe.

See Popular Turkey Stuffing Recipes

Turkey with Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Swanson Broth & Stock

Use this goof-proof turkey recipe to guide you to a perfectly delicious bird, stuffed with a flavorful fruit and nut stuffing.

Total: 6 hrs

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

Ladies' Home Journal

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

Total: 2 hrs

Corn Bread and Dried Peach Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

Dried peaches, pecans, and ham hint of the Southern roots in this turkey stuffing.

How to Make Turkey Stuffing

While the turkey may be the centerpiece of your holiday feast, sometimes it's upstaged by what's inside the bird--the turkey stuffing, or dressing, as some people prefer to call it. Stuffing has been used for centuries in all types of foods, though it's hard to say for sure when knowing how to make turkey stuffing first became essential to creating a proper Thanksgiving feast. Classic turkey stuffing is made with bread, spices and herbs and stuffed inside the main cavity of the bird, though you can cook it separately in a casserole or baking dish, too.

Liven Up Your Turkey Stuffing

Thanksgiving stuffing was never one of my favorite dishes on the holiday table. Until now. New flavors and textures have made a rather bland side dish much more exciting and healthy.

Roast Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing

Pepperidge Farm

Here's a no-stress roast turkey recipe featuring savory mushroom stuffing. It's a great recipe for first-time turkey cooks or seasoned pros. Give it a try at your next gathering.

Total: 4 hrs 5 mins

Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Swanson Broth & Stock

Can't decide what kind of stuffing to make? Try this recipe...it's very easy to make, the flavors are terrific, and it's ready in just 25 minutes.

Total: 25 mins

Mushroom Stuffing

Better Homes and Gardens

Stuff this savory stuffing in your holiday turkey or serve it alongside chicken or beef any time of the year.

Glazed Roast Turkey with Cranberry Stuffing

Betty Crocker

The shiny, red-hued glaze will make this year's turkey even more special!

Total: 5 hrs 55 mins

How to Make Homemade Turkey Stuffing

This delicious indulgent homemade turkey stuffing is perfect for the holidays but is surprisingly simple to make. After you make it once you will want to make it year round!

Sweet Potato and Corn Bread Stuffing

Better Homes and Gardens

Roast Turkey with Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

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.

Pear-Pecan Stuffing

Better Homes and Gardens

Flavor this moist stuffing, or dressing, with pears, pecans, and nutmeg.

Rice and Sweet Potato Stuffing

Better Homes and Gardens

Use this stuffing inside a turkey or bake it in a casserole dish and serve with pork.

Bulgur Stuffing

Better Homes and Gardens

Bulgur, a quick-cooking form of whole wheat, is high in nutritional value. It adds a nutty flavor to this healthy recipe that can be used to stuff a turkey.

Stuffed Roast Turkey

Fine Cooking Magazine

If you're using the cornbread stuffing, rub the bird with butter; for the Italian sausage stuffing, use oil. Serve with either Madeira Gravy or Pan Gravy with Herbs.

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