When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, everyone has their personal favorites, but it’s safe to say stuffing is at the top of most lists. This savory casserole of hearty bread baked with seasonal vegetables and rich stock is homey and comforting, whether it’s cooked inside the bird or out. Here are some of our best renditions of the side dish we look forward to year after year.
|Focaccia Stuffing with Chestnuts, Bacon and Apples
Our Italian-inspired focaccia stuffing mix forms the foundation of this sensational stuffing. For added crunch and savory flavor, we add in roasted chestnuts, bacon and chunks of sweet apple.
|Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing with Chive Biscuits
This dish from Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio uses homemade chive biscuits as the foundation of the stuffing. Additions of chestnuts and mild chanterelle mushrooms add a taste of autumn.
|Herbed Quinoa and Red Rice Stuffing with Kale and Pine Nuts
Gluten-free whole grains can make a wonderful, hearty stuffing, as this recipe proves. Here, we add healthful Tuscan kale and fresh oregano, plus pine nuts for a bit of crunch.
|Crunchy Bread Dressing with Bacon and Leeks
This simple stuffing combines crisp, savory bacon with rustic country bread and a medley of vegetables. Don’t let the basic ingredient list fool you — it’s packed with flavor.
|Gluten-Free Spoon Bread with Guanciale
This hearty side is made with Blackberry Farm’s Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix, so it makes a creative alternative to traditional cornbread. Michael Sullivan, the butcher at farm, adds guanciale, an unsmoked Italian bacon made from the pig’s jowl, to the batter before baking, although thick-cut bacon is a great stand-in.
|Hazelnut and Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing
Shiitake mushrooms and hazelnuts make this aromatic dish stand out, but it’s the deeply flavorful onions, cooked with sherry vinegar and honey, that are the secret to its success.
|Corn Bread-Apricot Dressing with Rosemary
Dried apricots add an unexpected but welcome sweetness to this stuffing, accented with a range of fresh herbs.
|Gluten-Free Focaccia Stuffing with Mushrooms and Fennel
You can still enjoy the rich flavor of focaccia if you’re avoiding wheat. The secret is our gluten-free focaccia stuffing (bonus: this recipe is vegetarian, too!)
|Smoky Bacon-Biscuit Dressing
In this savory dressing, homemade cream biscuits stand in for the traditional bread, while crispy bacon adds delicious smoky flavor.
|Corn Bread Dressing with Chestnuts
Here, toasted corn bread soaks up the flavors of turkey stock and vegetable juices, while dried cranberries and chestnuts add sweetness and texture.
|Apple, Shallot and Herb Dressing
Fresh apples, refreshing fennel and sturdy celery root lend their unique characteristics to this vegetarian stuffing.
|Corn Bread and Ham Stuffing with Caramelized Apples and Fennel
The saltiness of the ham plays off the sweetness of the apples, fennel and corn bread in this hearty stuffing. To streamline prep, the recipe relies on our stuffing mix, made from corn bread, wheat bread, and aromatic sage and thyme.