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.
Toasted walnuts add a surprise crunch to this mushroom-sage stuffing. Mix in beaten eggs to give it a slightly custardy texture.
These are two recipes for stuffing purists. Fresh sage and tidbits of sauteed chicken liver in our Cornbread Stuffing (top) complement the slightly sweet main ingredient. The straightforward combination of leeks, apples, and rosemary in our Apple Stuffing (bottom) tastes wonderful when mingled with rich turkey drippings.
Celery, onions, thinly sliced apples, crumbled chestnuts, and lots of fresh sage bring the sweet and earthy flavors of fall to the Thanksgiving dinner table in this stuffing. Three beaten eggs bind the stuffing together and give it a slightly custardy texture.
This bread stuffing can be used as a base formula from which to create your own personalized recipe. In addition to the celery, shallots, and parsley, try adding sauteed mushrooms, spicy sausage, fresh herbs, dried fruit, nuts, or any other flavoring components you desire.