Favorite Roast Turkey Stuffing Recipes
Cranberry-Apple Corn Bread Stuffing
We mixed corn bread with bread cubes as the base for a dressing studded with apples and dried cranberries. If you make your own corn bread, bake it the day before you make the stuffing; allowing it to dry just a little improves the texture of the stuffing.
Combine sausage, chopped vegetables, toasted pecans, and a mix of cubed white bread and crumbled corn bread in this traditional stuffing recipe. To save time, substitute 3 cups corn bread stuffing mix (one 8-ounce package) for the crumbled corn bread.
Pappa’s Pear Stuffing
You can serve this hearty, fruit-studded dressing with roasted or grilled pork, poultry or ham. The recipe comes from the historical Story Inn in Nashville, Indiana.
Apricot and Pecan Stuffing
Bake this fruit and nut stuffing in a casserole dish or use it to stuff a turkey. This sweet dressing goes well with pork, too.
Italian-Style Bread Stuffing
Olives, Italian seasoning, Italian bread, and thinly sliced Genoa salami, prosciutto, or cooked ham put the Italian in this stuffing's name.
Mix and Match Bread Dressing
Whether you're looking to tweak your favorite dressing or create a new tradition, this method meets the challenge. Start with the basic recipe, then try one of the blends shown at left or craft a custom dressing.
--Top right: Whole wheat bread anchors a mix of sweet potatoes, celery, almonds, apricots and sage.
--Left: Wild rice stands in for bread in this dressing studded with button mushrooms, celery, bacon, pecans, golden raisins and thyme.
--Bottom right: Sourdough bread cubes blend with cooked bulk Italian sausage, celery, dried cranberries, pine nuts and rosemary.
Lemon-Nut Rice Stuffing
Mix crumbled bacon, nuts and fresh veggies with long grain rice for this stuffing, which can be chilled up to 24 hours before baking.
Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing
This stuffing highlights the flavors of shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Italian sausage and dried currants, all mixed with seasonings, chopped vegetables and bite-size pieces of ciabatta bread.
Pears, toasted pecans and nutmeg create a festive twist on old-fashioned stuffing.
Sweet Potato and Corn Bread Stuffing
Use leftover corn bread or bake a package of corn bread mix for this stuffing. Sweet potatoes add moisture and color.
Wild Rice Stuffing
Not a bread cube in sight! Instead, our recipe uses a mixture of rich, nutty wild rice and hearty brown rice, along with mushrooms, celery and green onions.
Turkey with Old-Time Stuffing
This classic stuffing features pork sausage, chopped celery and onion, butter, seasonings, and fresh bread cubes.
Cherry-Pecan Stuffed Turkey
Dried tart cherries and coarsely chopped pecans add texture and color to this stuffing recipe.