Stuffing (Dressing) Recipes

Thanksgiving Stuffing Being Made in a Large Saucepan
No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without stuffing. Whether you are making the stuffing inside the bird or cooking it as dressing on the side, this dish is always a favorite.


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July 7, 2011
Really different, but good stuffing recipe.


  • 4-6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/3 cup Minute Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup sliced stuffed olives
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • dash pepper


Fry diced bacon in saucepan until crisp and golden brown. Remove bacon and set aside. Reserve 2-3 Tbsp. drippings in saucepan. Add onions and saute until tender but not brown. Add Minute Rice, water, salt and celery. Mix just to moisten all of rice. Bring quickly to boil over high heat, cover, remove from heat and let stand 13 minutes. Add bacon and remaining ingredients; mix lightly with fork. Put into poultry, not packing tightly. Makes enough for a small chicken. For turkey, double or triple the recipe.


Servings: 6-8
Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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July 30, 2012
Wonderful "spin" on traditional holiday dressing. Sure to be a hit year after year.


  • 1 bag Pepperidge Farm herb stuffing
  • 1 bag Pepperidge Farm cornbread stuffing
  • 16 oz. onion, chopped
  • 16 oz. celery, chopped
  • 4-5 hot peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • ground sage


Chop and cook the onion, celery, and peppers in the butter till tender, the day before.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

Add chicken/turkey broth to desired consistency.

Sprinkle with sage to taste

Layer in pan 3/4 of an inch thick.


Bake at 350 degrees F till it looks yummy and crisp on top. Let cool a bit then slice in squares.

Servings: up to 15-20
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 Hours

By Julie Cheek from Liberty, NC

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December 9, 2011

This recipe is delicious when used to stuff your birds for the holidays whether it be a turkey, chicken or, as we did for Thanksgiving Cornish Hens. It is very versatile, as you can also use it to make a casserole from the leftover turkey or chicken.

A casserole dish of sage bread stuffing for or to serve with poultry

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November 20, 2011

This is the recipe that my late Mother used and I have been using it for years.

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August 26, 2008

Try this different stuffing dish with spinach and cheese.

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July 22, 2008

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 2-quart casserole dish. Cover raisins with boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes.


Drain well, then toss them with the bread cubes.

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November 13, 2014

I make an old fashioned type of stuffing for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I used boxed bread crumbs. I can still make my mom's by drying out the bread and seasoning it in the oven as she did. I don't see a difference except for time!

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November 20, 2012

When my mother would make bread stuffing for turkey or steak, I would not eat stuffing because I don't like onions. Well, I married in 1966 and the first dinner I had with my new in-laws was Thanksgiving. When my mother-in-law set the big bowl of stuffing on the table, I thought it looked so good and smelled so good that I sampled it. Wow, it was incredible!

After a few years, I decided to make my first turkey and asked her how she made her stuffing. The recipe is the usual bread stuffing recipe, but she used a lot of butter, eggs, she cut her onion and celery very very fine, salt, a lot of pepper, chicken broth or turkey broth (don't make the bread too wet), but the secret surprise was sugar. Her mother cooked for the Italian priest in our town and was the best Italian cook, so was my mother-in-law, but the sugar does it.

If you cut up a big loaf of bread, add a heaping tablespoon or a little more and mix the bread stuffing lightly with your hands. All my girlfriends use sugar and their familes don't want it any other way. Try it, you will see how good this is. The sugar brings out all of the other flavors. My mother-in-law taught me how to cook and I am so glad that I paid attention. She is gone now, but we still enjoy her recipes.

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August 12, 2009

For some time I have been looking for a good recipe for dressing that is not stuffed in the bird, but baked separately. I would appreciate any that anyone can pass on. Thanks.

By glenda eileen lockhart from Nova Scotia


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August 13, 20090 found this helpful Or search for grandmother's dressing recipe, good luck.

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November 15, 2006

Does anyone have a recipe for stuffing that is baked in the oven instead of the turkey that turns out crunchy? I remember having this as a kid at a relatives house, it was so good, but don`t know how it was prepared.

Tammy from Missouri


By Rachel (Guest Post)
November 15, 20060 found this helpful

An idea for you--
Make your stuffing how you might normally make it... but then pull it out of the turkey or the pan that you are baking it in and put it in a roasting pan.


Place this into the oven and put your oven onto 425. Let this cook without a cover for about 10 minutes, and it should be nice and crunchy on top.

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By Cathy (Guest Post)
November 16, 20060 found this helpful

I've always just put regular recipe stuffing mix in a shallow baking dish at 350 degrees for 30-45 min because inside the bird is too moist for my taste. Also, Rachael Ray demo'd this on her TV show yesterday: add a beaten egg to preferred stuffing recipe and mix; put scoopfuls in greased muffin tin and bake for crunchy "stuffing muffins". Go to her website for details.

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By carla bledsoe (Guest Post)
November 16, 20060 found this helpful

any stuffing recipe that isn't too wet and baked in a shallow pan or muffin tins should have a "crusty" texture.

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November 16, 20060 found this helpful

Have you tried crockpot stuffing? I find it gets crunchy on top and is moist on the bottom, something for everyone.

Crock Pot Stuffing

2 cups chopped onions


1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon ground sage
1 teaspoon ground marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon savory
1/2 teaspoon thyme
12 cups lightly toasted bread, cubes
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock*

In a large fry pan saute onions, celery and apple in butter until onion is just translucent.
Stir in sage, marjoram, salt, pepper, savory and thyme.
Combine vegetable mixture with the bread cubes and parsley.
Toss well.
Pour stock over mixture, tossing well.
Spoon into your crock-pot.
Cover and cook on high for one hour.
Reduce to low and continue cooking for 2-3 hours,
* If you have vegetarians in the crowd use vegetable stock.

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By kddid (Guest Post)
November 17, 20060 found this helpful

Here is my recipe
in butter cook 1/2 onion
1/2 cup celery until clear.
In large bowl combine onion, celery,
l pkg. corn bread stuffing mix
l pkg.cubed stuffing mix, herb seasoned.
pinch of sage, pinch of thyme
l can chicken broth
mix all together and spread on to cookie sheet
Bake 350-375 for 30 min or until dry and crunchy.

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July 13, 2010

I buy seafood stuffing at my local supermarket, that I love. It has breadcrumbs, imitation crab meat, seasonings, and butter. I have tried to make my own and it does not taste great. Does anybody have a tasty recipe for me? Thank you.

By gladys hernandez from Chelsea, MA

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August 25, 2013

Do you have recipe for microwaveable casserole of basic bread stuffing?

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November 13, 2011

I am looking for a recipe for meat and potato stuffing. My uncle use to make this wonderful dish, but I have forgotten how it was made. My sister and I would love to know how.

Thank you in advance.

By Judy

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November 22, 2021

I am not a good cook but I love Thanksgiving dressing. I would like to request a recipe for what I believe is called cornbread dressing.

A bowl of Thanksgiving dressing or stuffing.

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