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At its core, stuffing is just a mixture of bread, vegetables, aromatic herbs, butter and a generous pour of some kind of stock. But the star of the Thanksgiving sides deserves a little extra love around the holiday season. From stuffing cups to one-pot stuffing, these are the most creative, easy-to-make and satisfying stuffing recipes for your holiday menu this year.
From pumpkin recipes to pumpkin cocktails, nothing screams fall harvest quite like our favorite big orange veggie. In this recipe, a combination of stuffing, mushrooms and Brussels sprouts is spooned into mini pumpkins for a truly creative Thanksgiving side.
Looking for a way to use up all of the apples you picked at the orchard? Apple stuffing is your new go-to. This recipe includes cranberries and sliced apples, which give the side dish all of the necessary autumnal flavors.
Apple recipes are the easiest way to bring the flavors of fall straight to your Thanksgiving table. Here, apple pecan stuffing is baked into a muffin tin for individual servings of the side, so there’s no need to fight over scoops of stuffing.
You don’t have to venture out to your favorite vegan restaurant to have a quality meal. This vegan, gluten-free stuffing made with mushrooms and pears is an ideal and delicious dish to bring to a potluck, especially if you’re unsure of dietary needs and preferences.
Let's kick things off with the easiest stuffing recipe ever. Ready in only 25 minutes, this dish uses store-bought garlic croutons to save some time while still maintaining the delicious flavors of traditional stuffing.
The easiest way to elevate your stuffing recipe is to include some sort of sweet or tart fruit. This recipe incorporates pineapple, which complements the savory flavors from the bread. If you have leftovers, just make sure to remember that stuffing lasts in the fridge for only about four days.
Layers of stuffing, melted cheese and cream of mushroom soup are combined into one incredible casserole dish. This recipe is perfect for using up leftovers, while still maintaining the level of comfort only a spoonful of casserole can provide.
Incorporate some gut-healthy foods into your Thanksgiving dinner with this gluten-free stuffing, which uses long-grain rice in place of bread.
You might have a ranked list of the best Thanksgiving side dishes. And while Brussels sprouts and roasted carrots are great, for many, nothing ranks higher than a classic herb stuffing. This recipe keeps things simple but sacrifices none of the flavor.
If you’re from the South, you’ve probably had cornbread — it’s a dish beloved by Texans. This recipe takes the timeless side to the next level by combining it with stuffing and mango. The savory yet sweet dish will make a great addition to your turkey day feast.
People of all dietary preferences should be able to enjoy stuffing. By simply swapping chicken stock for veggie stock, this recipe is a great way to get some vegetarian-friendly options on your Thanksgiving table.
There are plenty of apple varieties to choose from when it comes to holiday cooking and baking, but for this challah stuffing recipe, you’ll want to use apples with a tart bite.
There are plenty of recipes you can make using a slow cooker, but during Thanksgiving, stuffing is one of the best. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also a great way to save room on your stovetop when things get crowded on turkey day.
Don’t feel like dirtying up a bunch of dishes on Thanksgiving? One-pot cornbread stuffing is the way to go. This easy recipe is kicked up a notch with the addition of Spanish chorizo and jalapeno.
Every great turkey deserves an equally delicious stuffing recipe, and this cranberry macadamia nut stuffing is definitely a winner.
If you’re a guest during Thanksgiving, make sure you don’t come empty-handed. This perfectly moist sweet bread and sausage stuffing is sure to be a fan favorite at your next potluck.
Last but certainly not least: holiday stuffing with a key ingredient — crispy fried onions. The added layer of crunch and saltiness gives this recipe a satisfying finish. But the fun and flavor of the holiday season doesn't end with stuffing. From the turkey to the dessert, check our 101 best Thanksgiving recipes.
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