Every Stuffing Recipe You'll Ever Need Slideshow

The holidays can be a stressful time. From the parties to the presents to the food, it's a lot of work — and we want to make as seamless as possible for you to cook for your hungry guests in the most creative way possible. Thanksgiving is the first stop on the holiday train, and what's a Thanksgiving without some type of stuffing on the table? Stuffing is a bit like apple pie in that everybody seems to have "the" recipe from "grandmother" that is uniquely classic and strictly classified.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we figured it was high time to give you a roundup of some of our old stuffing favorites...Remember, whether you like your stuffing a little bit drier or more moist, you can always add or reduce the amount of stock for an easy fix. There are countless methods to improve your cooking in small ways!

Apple and Walnut Stuffing

Apples have always been defined as a fall classic, and they add the perfect amount of sweetness to this stuffing recipe.

For the Apple and Walnut Stuffing Recipe, click here.


Baked Butternut Squash With Italian Sausage Stuffing

This is one of my favorite stuffing recipes. The butternut squash just gives it that extra texture and the cheeses give it that salty kick.

For the Butternut Squash With Italian Sausage Stuffing, click here.

Caramelized Onion Challah Stuffing

We love this one by Stagich because it uses traditional challah bread for the stuffing, which she says adds a unique sweetness to the recipe. She likes to bake hers off as muffins for a handheld Thanksgiving treat. 

For the Caramelized Onion Challah Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Classic Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Sometimes a little is just enough, which is why we swap in cornbread for regular bread in our stuffing recipe when we're looking for just a taste of something different. It's subtle enough to let the classic flavors of stuffing shine through, yet still makes it just a little different. 

For the Classic Cornbread Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Cranberry Apple and Sausage Stuffing

This is a great stuffing recipe if you like things a little sweeter. The beautiful aromas from all the herbs balance out the sweet notes and the turkey sausage makes it a little bit more health conscience than your average.

For the Cranberry and Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Herbed Oyster Stuffing

This seems like an unlikely pairing, but as the holidays get closer, it might be nice to think about making something a little different like adding oysters to your same old boring stuffing. The strong flavor is quite gripping.

For the Herbed Oyster Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Herbed Sausage Stuffing

This is a pretty straightforward recipe with relatively few ingredients. It also includes lean turkey sausage that makes the dish protein-packed and a little less guilt-ridden.

For the Herbed Sausage Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Mexican-Style Stuffing

For those of you who want to add a bit of ethnic flare to your Thanksgiving, this recipe uses some of the most common staples from Mexican cooking for variety and spice.

For the Mexican-Style Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Rye Bread and Bacon Stuffing

For those who love a classic Reuben, this recipe is for them. It works double-time, too, for bacon lovers, providing crunchy bites of it throughout.

For the Rye Bread and Bacon Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Scalloped Corn Stuffing

Few can resist scalloped dishes, whether it be potatoes or corn, and so why not make scalloped stuffing? The creamy traits of a traditional scalloped corn recipe are the perfect addition to your mashed potatoes and gravy. 

For the Scalloped Corn Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Spinach Stuffing Balls

Stagich's spinach stuffing recipe puts regular meatballs to shame, and proves to us that stuffing is appropriate all year round, not just on Thanksgiving. 

For the Spinach Stuffing Balls Recipe, click here.


Stuffed Mushroom Stuffing

This recipe from our friend Patricia Stagich of Comfy Cuisine makes it easy to add another vegetable to the plate, and is a fun and unconventional way to serve stuffing at Thanksgiving. 

For the Stuffed Mushrooms Stuffing Recipe, click here.

The Daily Meal's Italian Stuffing

We all know Italians love their sausage stuffing, but we thought they could do it even better with the addition of authentic ingredients like rosemary and sun-dried tomatoes. 

For The Daily Meal's Italian Stuffing Recipe, click here,

Traditional Stuffing

If you're a first-time stuffing maker this is the perfect recipe for you. It's relatively simple, and you can't go wrong with the delicious flavor combinations of sage, chicken stock, and thyme.

For the Traditional Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Wild Rice Stuffing

This recipe is best made with the recommended Cornish game hen but a simple chicken will do just fine if you prefer that. The olives in this recipe give it an extra kick, and it's really interesting to try a slightly different texture than just your regular breaded stuffing.

For the Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe, click here.

Winter Squash Stuffing

Between the kabocha squash and shiitake mushrooms, you can't go wrong with this recipe. The sourdough bread is also really tasty. Remember: When shopping for squash choose ones that are firm and bright in color — avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age. If you want some more inspiration on how to cook squash, click here.

For the Winter Squash Stuffing Recipe, click here.