35 Turkey Stuffing Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

You'll never go back to boxed again.

turkey stuffing recipes
Mike Garten

Call it stuffing, call it dressing — either way, we call it a Thanksgiving must. Complete your feast with one of these triple-tested stuffing recipes, perfect for vegans and meat lover's alike. Still looking for other sides to add to the table? Take a look at our must-try side dishes.

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Courtesy of The Healthy Maven
30 MIN: Cauliflower Rice Stuffing

Who ever said that stuffing had to be made with bread? Not us.

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Herb Stuffing
Mike Garten
45 MIN: Easy Herbed Stuffing

One basic recipe with endless ways to enjoy it — mix it with nuts, raisins, or fresh fruit for additional flavor.

Get the recipe for Easy Herbed Stuffing »

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Con Poulos
45 MIN: Basic Herb Stuffing

Because basic doesn't have to be boring.

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Courtesy of My Darling Vegan
45 MIN: Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing

You've got your tofurkey ready. Now's time for stuffing (minus eggs and chicken broth).

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Courtesy of North Dixie Kitchen
45 MIN: Sweet and Savory Bagel Stuffing

On the subject of breakfast, let's talk bagels. Full permission to put them in your stuffing.

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Stuffing Muffins
Courtesy of The Colorful Kitchen
45 MIN: Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins

When you can't fathom the thought of sharing the stuffing, these individual portions with mashed-potato "frosting" are just the ticket. Bonus: Even your vegan and gluten-free friends can eat them.

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Chelsea Lupkin
60 MIN: Crescent Roll Stuffing

OH. MY. DOUGH.

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Kale Porcini Stuffing
Courtesy of Cafe Johnsonia
60 MIN: Kale, Porcini Mushroom and Pine Nut Stuffing

Anyone who said there's no room for kale on the Thanksgiving table clearly hasn't tried this stuffing.

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Cornbread Stuffing with Andouille Sausage
Courtesy of Crazy for Crust
60 MIN: Cornbread Stuffing with Andouille Sausage

Not only do you use an entire batch of cornbread for this baby, but the crunchy pecans and spicy cajun sausage will put some South in your mouth.

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Waffle, Maple and Sausage Stuffing
Courtesy of Crepes of Wrath
60 MIN: Waffle, Maple, and Sausage Stuffing

Serve the leftovers with a fried egg on top for breakfast. Your houseguests will love you.

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Ultimate Thanksgiving Stuffing
Courtesy of Broma Bakery
60 MIN: Ultimate Thanksgiving Stuffing

Why put stuffing in the bird when you can put bird in the stuffing?


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Croissant Mushroom Stuffing
Mike Garten
75 MIN: Croissant Mushroom Stuffing

Buttery croissants are just begging to be part of your Thanksgiving spread.

Get the recipe for Croissant Mushroom Stuffing »

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Johnny Miller
75 MIN: Apple-Walnut Stuffing

Part nutty, part sweet, this stuffing is the perfect preface to dessert.

Get the recipe for Apple-Walnut Stuffing »

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Brian Woodcock
75 MIN: Rosemary Monkey Bread Stuffing

If monkey bread is a staple at your house come holiday season, give it a refresh with rosemary focaccia.

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Courtesy of Whitney Bond
75 MIN: Everything Bagel Stuffing

Since this is made with bagels, we can eat it for breakfast, right?

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Anna Williams
75 MIN: Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage

It really doesn't get any better than this classic cornbread and sausage combo.

Get the recipe for Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage »

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sourdough stuffing with sausage and herbs
Chris Court
75 MIN: Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage and Herbs

Carnivores, this is the one for you!

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Farro, Butternut Squash, Sausage and Dried Cherry Stuffing
Courtesy of Foodiecrush
75 MIN: Farro, Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Dried Cherry Stuffing

Lots of whole grains in this stuffing means you deserve maybe 2 or 3 slices of pie after.

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Jalapeño Cornbread and Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing
Courtesy of Local Milk
75 MIN: Jalapeño Cornbread and Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing

Speaking of the South, how about putting cornbread and biscuits in your stuffing. Woah.

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Crockpot Cranberry Apple Stuffing
Courtesy of House of Yumm
75 MIN: Crockpot Cranberry Apple Stuffing

Free up some oven space for the turkey and all those other sides by making this fruity stuffing in the slow cooker. Genius.

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Southwest Cornbread Chorizo Stuffing with Avocado
Courtesy of Handle the Heat
75 MIN: Southwest Cornbread Chorizo Stuffing with Avocado

How to fix sad, brown stuffing syndrome? With all the avo, of course.


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Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
75 MIN: Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing.

Moist, buttery and full of good, good things like caramelized mushrooms, roasted squash, and Asiago cheese.


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herb apple stuffing
Kate Mathis
75 MIN: Herb and Apple Stuffing

This festive fall dish is studded with fresh seasonal flavors and guaranteed to impress your guests.

Get the recipe for Herb and Apple Stuffing »

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Mike Garten
90 MIN: Northwest Fruit Stuffing

This classic recipe comes from the 1956 , but we updated it with dried cranberries and pecans for even more flavor.

Get the recipe for Northwest Fruit Stuffing »

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Caramelized Onion and Rye Bread Stuffing
Mike Garten
90 MIN: Caramelized Onion & Rye Bread Stuffing

All that's missing is the pastrami and we've officially made our favorite deli sandwich in stuffing form.

Get the recipe for Caramelized Onion & Rye Bread Stuffing »

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thanksgiving side dish recipes
David Tsay
90 MIN: Tamale Dressing

This spicy stuffing is a meal in itself — seriously, there are diced chicken tamales mixed in.

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sourdough mushroom stuffing
Anna Williams
90 MIN: Sourdough Mushroom Stuffing

Want even more rich flavor? Assemble this stuffing on Tuesday night and pop it in the oven on Turkey Day.

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Sufganiyot Stuffing
Courtesy of My Name is Yeh
90 MIN: Sufganiyot Stuffing

Sufganiyot is a donut typically eaten around Hannukah, so this is perfect if you happen to be throwing a multi-holiday dinner (or just want to eat donuts as part of your meal).

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Pumpkin Cheddar Stuffing
Courtesy of Oh My Veggies
90 MIN: Pumpkin Cheddar Stuffing

Vegetarians, this uber cheesy, meat-free stuffing is for you.

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Challah Bread Stuffing
Courtesy of Wry Toast
90 MIN: Challah Toast

For your Thanksgivukkah table, duh.

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