Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, this side dish is always a crowd favorite. From our easy basic bread stuffing to our wild rice with walnut and cranberry stuffing. Classic, traditional, vegetarian, gluten-free…,we have something for everyone. Be sure to check out our step-by-step instructions for how to stuff the turkey as well.

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Sensational Stuffing and Dressing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Stuffing (or dressing) is one of the most eagerly anticipated dishes on the Thanksgiving table. Here's a collection of our favorite recipes—all guaranteed to pair perfectly with a bird prepared using our easy and complete turkey tutorial and keep guests requesting seconds.
By Anna Kovel

Apple Stuffing

Rating: 3.14 stars 132
Apples, leaks and rosemary blend to make this a one-of-a-kind stuffing for your holiday bird.

Oyster Brioche Stuffing

Rating: 4 stars 7
This stuffing has flavors that are rich, yet simple and balanced.

Chestnut Stuffing

Rating: 3.41 stars 177
Studded with meaty chestnuts and fragrant with parsley and sage, this stuffing is equally good cooked inside or outside the turkey (try our Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey recipe). You will need to dry the bread cubes overnight; transfer them to resealable plastic bags until you're ready to make the stuffing, up to 1 day more.

Simple Stuffing

Rating: 3.21 stars 539
Drying the bread cubes and cooking the vegetables a day in advance helps this stuffing come together quickly on Thanksgiving Day. This stuffing was created to accompany Herb-Rubbed Turkey.

Herbed Cracker Stuffing

Rating: 3.13 stars 123
Crackers were ever-present in Colonial kitchens and were often used in savory dishes like this herbed stuffing.

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Rating: 3.51 stars 711
Some cooks use diced giblets (heart, gizzard, and liver) in addition to the pork sausage in order to give this cornbread-based stuffing an extra meaty taste. It's the perfect partner for our Roast Turkey with Herb Butter.

Bread Stuffing with Sage

Rating: 3.62 stars 251
This incredibly simple stuffing has a traditional flavor everyone will love. It's a wonderful complement to Salt and Pepper Turkey.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Stuffing

We like to use soft country white bread (which is sliced thicker than regular sandwich bread) in this classic stuffing/dressing because it absorbs flavors best. You can also try a fancier rustic loaf, such as pane Pugliese.

Simple Turkey Stuffing

The great thing about stuffing is that it's almost impossible to mess up: A little more of this or less of that won't affect your results too much. The onething you want to have just the right amount of is liquid, to keep the stuffing moist but not soggy.

Basic Bread Stuffing

Rating: 3.09 stars 160
To stuff your turkey, you'll need 4 cups unbaked stuffing for a 12-pound bird. Stuff it right before roasting and bake remaining stuffing in a 2-quart baking dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Follow Our Step-by-Step Guide to Make Perfect Stuffing Every Single Time
As you read through our downloadable turkey tutorial for tips on the perfect bird, follow this general formula for stuffing: Mix a dry base such as day-old bread with sauteed vegetables, herbs, and seasonings; then add a binder such as stock or eggs, and gently toss.
Walnut-Herb Stuffing
Rating: Unrated 154
To stuff your turkey, you'll need 4 cups unbaked stuffing for a 12-pound bird. Stuff it right before roasting and bake remaining stuffing in a 2-quart baking dish.

Susan's Peach Stuffing

Rating: 3.18 stars

Martha Stewart Living editor Sarah Carey shares her mother's recipe for peach stuffing.