Best Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Find perfect Thanksgiving turkey stuffing recipes from Food Network, like the Barefoot Contessa's Sausage and Herb Stuffing.

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Barefoot Contessa's Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Sweet and savory, Ina's stuffing is bursting with fall flavors, with tart apples and dried cranberries mixed with savory sausage. You can use white or sourdough bread, but Ina likes using a French boule, a traditional round loaf.

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Anne's Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Don't add the chopped garlic to the hot pan at the same time as your vegetables or it will burn. Instead, add it in with the sausage once the vegetables have been cooked and the heat has been lowered — you'll still get all the same wonderful aromatics in your stuffing.

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Giada's Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Pancetta

For Giada's Italian-style Thanksgiving, she makes stuffing with rustic ciabatta bread mixed with sauteed vegetables and salty pancetta. The earthy chestnuts and savory Parmesan cheese make the dish extra special.

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Sage, Sausage and Apple Stuffing

This super-simple recipe uses store-bought stuffing cubes and seasoned sausage for convenience and flavor.

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Tyler's Caramelized Onion and Cornbread Stuffing

Tyler uses sweet corn muffins to make this stuffing, mixing it with caramelized onions and fresh sage.

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The Barefoot Contessa's Herb and Apple Stuffing

Ina cooks her savory-sweet stuffing inside the turkey for maximum flavor.

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World's Best Cornbread Stuffing

Easy and full of flavor from spicy sausage and fresh herbs, this dressing is like a savory bread pudding, the perfect addition to any Turkey Day spread.

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Giada's Turkey Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing

Giada’s Italian-style stuffing is made with sweet turkey sausage and jarred chestnuts, plus diced apples and dried cranberries for a little sweetness.

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Anne's Sausage, Apple and Walnut Stuffing

Anne's stuffing is crunchy, sweet and savory, with a little kick from spicy sausage and garlic.

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The Pioneer Woman's Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta, Apples and Mushrooms

Ree uses three kinds of bread - cornbread, French bread and ciabatta - to add layers of texture and flavor to her stuffing.

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Pat's Chorizo and Collard Green Dressing

After your chorizo has been cooking for a bit, add the rest of your vegetables to the same pot so that they soak up all the spicy flavor.

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Bobby's Sourdough, Wild Mushroom and Bacon Dressing

Make sure to add plenty of chicken stock to your dressing before putting it in the oven to make sure it stays moist. You can also add more before serving to give the dressing a richer, juicier dimension.

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Michael Symon's Cornbread Stuffing

Michael binds his stuffing with a rich cream and egg mixture, instead of just regular chicken stock, so it becomes like a savory bread pudding.

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Guy's Turkey Stock

One secret to making the best-tasting gravy and stuffing ever is to use homemade turkey stock. Guy uses turkey legs, wings and necks for a stock full of flavor.

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The Neelys' Cornbread Stuffing with Apples and Sausage

The Neelys doll up store-bought cornbread stuffing with cooked veggies, Italian sausage, tart apples, fresh herbs, crunchy pecans and a touch of bourbon.

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Sage Dressing

Earthy wild mushrooms, as well as dried sage and thyme, give Bobby Flay’s dressing a deep, rustic flavor.

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Sandra's Three-Bread Stuffing

Sandra dolls up prepackaged, pre-seasoned cornbread stuffing for this super-quick, semi-homemade version of a Thanksgiving staple.

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Bobby's Wild Rice and Goat Cheese Dressing

Bobby's Throwdown twist on stuffing uses wild rice, along with spicy chorizo and tangy goat cheese.

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Panettone Stuffing

Michael Chiarello adds an Italian twist to this American favorite by using soft, slightly sweet panettone bread as the base for his Thanksgiving dressing.

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Oyster Stuffing

This recipe combines tender oysters, crumbled cornbread and juicy bacon for a stuffing your guests will surely demand year after year. To save time, try to find already shucked oysters in their liquor (juice) in small plastic tubs at your local supermarket or seafood monger.

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Country Bread and Sage Dressing

Bobby's savory stuffing gets a small dose of heat from chunks of hot Italian sausage.

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Vegan Stuffing

All the usual suspects are here (minus the butter and eggs) to recreate the comforting flavors of traditional stuffing. Although green tea may seem like an oddball ingredient, the earthy flavor makes it a better replacement for chicken stock than vegetable stock, which can be too sweet and high in sodium.

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Classic Gluten-Free Stuffing

Gluten-free bread cubes are the only special ingredient you'll need to pull off this classic stuffing recipe. Sauteed celery, onions and a generous dose of herbs produce the savory results you're used to tasting.

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Cornbread Stuffing

“My grandma made homemade cornbread every night for dinner, so this stuffing is a nod to her tradition,” explains Katie Lee. “I eat so much of it!” Her recipe makes extra herb butter; use it later, or follow Katie’s lead and rub it on your turkey. 

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Rachael's Apple and Onion Stuffin' Muffins

For a quick "Thanksgiving in 60," Rachael uses dolled-up stuffing mix as the base for quick-cooking, individual stuffing muffins.

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Mushroom Brioche Stuffing

A variety of mushrooms adds a meaty texture to this stuffing that both carnivores and vegetarians can enjoy.

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Cornbread Stuffing with Ham

This stuffing is layered with flavor. Ham adds a salty element to sweet cornbread and bitter mustard greens. 

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Italian Sausage Stuffing

This sausage stuffing is destined to become an annual recipe. It's the classic creation amped up with sweet Italian sausage and baked to perfection.

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Rice Stuffing with Butternut Squash

For anyone who's skipping out on bread, a rice stuffing provides an easy altervative. This one is loaded with butternut squash, leeks and cranberries.

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Deviled Crab Stuffing

Seafood lovers will fall in love with this simple stuffing made with lump crab meat. We like to think of it as Thanksgiving's crab cake.

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Southern Stuffing

Ree's stuffing is made with herbed cornbread and salty bacon. It pairs perfectly with a lightly-seasoned turkey.

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Butternut Squash-Mushroom Stuffing

Dinner guests will get another serving of veggies out of this hearty side dish. Butternut squash, mushrooms and collard greens come together with spices and whole-grain bread for something on the healthier side.

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Cornbread-Andouille Stuffing

Swap in andouille sausage for country ham in this Southern-style suffing. Crumbly cornbread sops up all the delicious drippings from the turkey, too.

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Rosemary Focaccia Stuffing with Pancetta

Cheese lovers everywhere will dive into this Italian-inspired stuffing. Cubes of fontina cheese add a creamy texture to herbed focaccia and salty pancetta.

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Neely's Holiday Cornbread Stuffing

The Neely's always have celery and onions in your stuffing. Gina adds a special ingredient to make this version stand out: bacon. Save time by using store-bought corn bread stuffing mix.

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Pear-Pecan Stuffing

Classic fall flavors explode in this stuffing, with bourbon-cooked pears and crunchy pecans.

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Squash-Shiitake Stuffing

This can't-miss stuffing mixes shiitake mushrooms sauteed in butter with cubes of butternut squash, all pulled together with sourdough bread and a touch of apple cider.

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Fennel-Sausage Stuffing

This is a classic, standby stuffing, with fresh fennel and diced apple adding crunch and fall flavors.

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Collard-Cornbread Stuffing

For a Southern spin on classic cornbread stuffing, mix in andouille sausage and some chopped collard greens.

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Apple-Raisin Stuffing

Savory sourdough and pumpernickel bread are the perfect complement to the sweetness of the apples and raisins in this stuffing recipe.

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Bacon-Jalapeno Stuffing

Stuffing goes Southwest with this recipe, which has a healthy dose of pepper jack cheese and chili powder in addition to jalapenos.

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Brown Bread Stuffing with Fruit

Use diced whole wheat bread for this stuffing that it filled with dried apples and dried cherries.

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Sourdough Bread Stuffing

This classic stuffing is full of flavor, with sourdough bread, mushrooms and lots of herbs.

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Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing

Aarón Sanchez makes Mexican flavors sing in this Thanksgiving staple. Cornbread, vegetables and herbs fry up with chorizo before going into the oven. As a garnish, cilantro and cojito cheese add a layer of hearty Mexican flair.

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Brioche-Pear Stuffing with Italian Sausage and Almonds

Try this savory yet sweet stuffing for a mix of light, fluffy bread, hearty sausage and lots of Italian seasonings like sage, thyme and parsley.

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Semolina Bread-Apple Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Apricots

Try a fruit-filled stuffing this Thanksgiving for bright flavors and bold chunks of apple, cranberry and apricot mixed with leeks.

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Challah Bread- Mushroom Stuffing with Wild Rice and Raisins

Light, airy challah gets an earthy makeover when you add mushrooms, raisins and wild rice.

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Potato Bread-Kale Stuffing with Andouille Sausage

Add kale to your stuffing for an extra serving of greens with potato bread and andouille sausage.

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Ingrid's Homemade Three Meat Stuffing

This rich and hearty stuffing is made with beef, pork and Italian sausage - perfect for the meat lovers in your family.

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Rachael's Apple and Onion Stuffin'

Save time and money by keeping the ends of your old loaves of bread and using them as the base of your stuffing. They will also create a crispier, heartier dish.

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Mix-and-Match Stuffing

Mix and match ingredients to make your own stuffing recipes with this guide from Food Network Magazine.

Mix-and-Match Stuffing

Tortilla Chip-Chorizo Stuffing

A Mexican-inspired take on classic stuffing combines queso fresco cheese, tortilla chips and fresh cilantro with more traditional ingredients like chicken broth and bread cubes.

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Tamale Stuffing

This stuffing is filled with unique ingredients. Skip traditional stuffing vegetables and feature poblano chiles, chipotle chiles and ripe plantains.

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Multigrain Stuffing with Nuts and Dried Fruit

Use multigrain bread cubes for this hearty stuffing that's filled with nuts and dried fruit.

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Cornbread Stuffing with Shrimp and Ham

Cornbread and white bread mix with shrimp and ham, and get great flavor from Old Bay Seasoning, tarragon and thyme.

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5-Ingredient Sausage Brioche Dressing

Sweet, buttery brioche adds richness to this quick and easy dressing.

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Gluten-Free Raisin-Rye Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Savory stuffing made with gluten-free rye and cornbread keeps gluten-free guests from missing out on one of Thanksgiving's most highly anticipated dishes. Both can be found in grocery stores with gluten-free options — but better yet, bake some gluten-free cornbread and use the extra for the stuffing.

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Sausage and Kale Stuffing

There’s only one thing that could upgrade this simple rustic stuffing made with hearty kale and sweet Italian sausage: cheese. Folding in cubes of provolone creates pockets of cheesy, melty goodness. 

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Chestnut-Apple-Cherry Stuffing

Cubed brioche adds a subtle buttery decadence while dried cherries bring an unexpected tartness to an otherwise traditional Thanksgiving stuffing.

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Cornbread-Bacon Stuffing

Just as bacon-speckled cornbread is a glorious thing, so is cornbread-bacon stuffing. For the bread base, use equal amounts of cubed cornbread and potato bread to keep the dish from seeming too heavy. 

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Sausage and Kale Thanksgiving Dressing

This fancy dressing from Food Network Magazine uses onion focaccia as the base, then layers on flavor with Italian fennel sausage, butternut squash, kale and Parmesan cheese.

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Individual Sausage Stuffing

Dress up a stuffing mix for fast and impressive results. Individual servings in ramekins or muffin tins bake faster than a whole pan of stuffing, plus they're cute additions to the Thanksgiving table.

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Cheesy Mushroom Stuffing

Melty fontina and sharp white cheddar give this stuffing something extra special.

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Italian Antipasti Stuffing

If you're looking for something to swap in for your traditional sausage stuffing, this recipe is it. With two kinds of meat, pickled veggies and sharp provolone cheese, it definitely hits the spot.

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Bacon, Prune and Chestnut Stuffing

Take a cue from the Northwest and share this unique chestnut stuffing with your guests this year. Plus, who can resist more bacon?

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Chorizo, Kale and Cornbread Stuffing

Fresh kale and bell pepper add perfect pops of color to this traditional Southern dish.

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Oyster and Bacon Stuffing

This dish is a classic on New England Thanksgiving tables and this recipe comes straight from a Massachusetts-based chef.

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Crawfish Cornbread Dressing

Crawfish and cornbread are iconic ingredients in the South and they come together in this reinvented classic.

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Chorizo-Green Chile Stuffing

Hatch chiles are grown exclusively in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico and they bring some heat to this meaty side.

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Sandra's Stuffing with Golden Raisins and Walnuts

Sandra adds a sweet note to traditional stuffing by adding golden raisins.

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