Stuff It Good: Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Stuffing. Dressing. Filling. Whatever it’s called in your corner of the world, this savory Thanksgiving dish is a must-have at any table- from San Francisco to Boston. Here’s a roundup of the best stuffing recipes.

Bacon Cornbread Stuffing

It’s true what they say—everything is better with bacon! Crisp bacon paired with not-too-sweet cornbread makes for a flawless finish. Save time by making a grainy cornbread from a prepackaged mix, or show off your culinary skills by whipping some up from scratch. Either way, you guests will gobble up this tasty side dish.

Bacon Cornbread Stuffing by Martha Stewart

Bacon Cornbread Stuffing by Martha Stewart

Simple is Best Dressing

Stuffing is one menu item that doesn’t need to be over-complicated to be delicious. This classic recipe is perfect as-is, or you could add some sautéed apples or pears for a gourmet touch. It’s much better than anything that comes out of a box and almost as easy.

Simple Dressing by Epicurious

Simple Dressing by Epicurious

Squash and Celeriac Quinoa Stuffing

Looking for a recipe that is gluten-free? Your search ends with this flavorful spin on traditional stuffing. Butternut squash, hazelnuts and a mouthwatering blend of herbs give this dressing a sweet, seasonal taste that naturally complements roasted turkey.

Quinoa Stuffing by NYTimes Cooking

Quinoa Stuffing by NYTimes Cooking

Sausage and Rice Dressing

For an earthy flavor that can’t be beat, try this sausage and rice recipe complete with mushrooms, celery and toasted walnuts. Preparation is quick and easy, allowing you to focus on the countless other tasks you need to finish to get dinner on the table in a timely fashion.

Sausage & Rice Stuffing by Taste of Home

Sausage & Rice Stuffing by Taste of Home

Chesapeake Bay Sausage and Crab Stuffing

Add some flair to your Thanksgiving dinner with this delectable dish. The herbs enhance the flavor of the seafood and the clam juice gives it just the right amount of moistness.

Chesapeake Bay Sausage and Crab Stuffing by Delish

Chesapeake Bay Sausage and Crab Stuffing by Delish

Bundt Pan Stuffing

For a picture perfect, Pinterest-worthy presentation on any of these stuffing recipes, try baking them in a Bundt pan instead of standard dish. Let it cool for about 20-25 minutes in the pan, then loosen the edges with a narrow spatula and flip it on a serving platter.

Stuffing in a Bundt Pan by Kim's Healthy Eats

Stuffing in a Bundt Pan by Kim’s Healthy Eats

Pecan and Apricot Sourdough Bread Stuffing

Short on oven space? No problem. This sweet and tangy recipe is made in a crock pot. Even if you aren’t hosting Thanksgiving dinner in your apartment, it’s a great dish to take wherever you plan to spend the holiday.

Peach & Apricot Stuffing

Peach & Apricot Stuffing by All Recipes

We want to hear from you! Which one of these dressing recipes will you make for Thanksgiving dinner? Do you have your own tried-and-true recipe? Let us know by commenting below.

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