Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, it's one of our favorite dishes on the Thanksgiving menu. Choose from bread stuffing with apples, sage, chestnuts, or mushrooms; cornbread dressing with sausage or pecans; or wild-rice dressing with nuts and dried fruit.
There is no one right recipe for stuffing, turkey's perennial partner, just a general formula: Mix a dry base such as day-old bread with sauteed vegetables, meat (if you like), herbs, and seasonings; then add a binder such as stock or eggs, and gently toss. Tailor stuffing to your family and friends' palates to make it irresistible.
This make-ahead recipe from Canlis chef Jason Franey uses an innovative water bath technique to keep the stuffing from drying out before it hits the holiday table. Pair with his Slow-Roasted Heritage Turkey with Orange and Sage and Cranberry-Orange Jam for a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving feast.