With Thanksgiving right around the corner, cooks across the country are finalizing their holiday menus. Right alongside the turkey and mashed potatoes is stuffing, one of the staples on the dinner table. We’ve rounded up 10 of the most popular and well-known store-bought stuffing mixes and put them to the test, and ranked them based on taste, texture, and appearance.
Here at The Daily Meal, we’re always offering tips to make dinner quick and easy, without losing quality or taste. With the stress of day-of cooking and trying to spend time with the family, why not turn to a store-bought stuffing mix to ease the Turkey Day chaos? Take a look through our slideshow and make sure you buy the right (and most delicious) brand.
Some of the mixes we tested resembled homemade stuffing and were golden brown and seasoned with herbs. However, other brands were mushy, bland, and dry. Some were too salty and some weren't salty enough. Staffers tasted all the stuffings in a blind tasting to ensure unbiased results.
Stuffing is bound to a part of your Thanksgiving spread, as it’s one of the most iconic Thanksgiving Day foods. So whether you’re stuffing your bird or serving it as a side dish, make sure you are using the best brand. We tasted them all — the good, the bad, and the ugly — and here are the results.
Special thanks to Julie Kang for her help on this article.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.