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15 Traditional, Classic & Creative Stuffing Recipes

Holiday stuffing recipes from some of your favorite food bloggers.  Explore both family recipe treasures handed down several generations and some nouveau creative spins on this American classic.

Are you mentally ready for the holidays?  I’m just getting into the spirit now that the goblins and ghosts have fled our neighborhood and the signs of a cold, snowy Winter is looming.  We had a wintry mix for a few minutes today in the valleys and the mountains have been kissed by the white stuff.  Bring on ski season is what I’m thinking.

Below is an endearing collection of stuffing recipes to get you in the holiday mood.  Some of these recipes have been handed down for several generations and others have a fresh twist on a classic traditional holiday recipe.  Do you have a vintage family recipe that you would like to share?

Tips For A Better Stuffing

  1. Be careful of the seasoning.  If using store-bought broth or bread crumbs, chances are there is already added salt.  It can be easy to over salt this dish.
  2. If stuffing your turkey, chances are you will have leftover stuffing that can’t fit inside the bird.  Mix the turkey stuffing with the leftover stuffing so that every bite will have those wonderful turkey juices.
  3. If using bread as your base, make sure to thoroughly dry out the bread before mixing the remaining ingredients.  Bread that is not dry enough will yield soggy stuffing.
  4. Use broth with your stuffing, it will add flavor.
  5. Save oven space by cooking the stuffing in a crockpot.
  6. Make the stuffing the day before, save on time, oven space and stress:)

15 Stuffing Recipes From Dedicated Food Bloggers

#1  A Simple, Traditional Cheater Stuffing Recipe with Smoked Oysters, Pecans & Ham | Fusion Craftiness

A simple, traditional stuffing recipe that happens to be easy and super quick! A great solution for Thanksgiving or Christmas, our family's all-time favorite. Embrace the easy button on this hectic day.

Do you need fast & easy?  This creative stuffing uses boxed stuffing and ups it up a notch with the use of smoked oysters, ham and pecans.  Also learn 10 great tips for a less hectic Thanksgiving:)

#2  Savory Kale Bread Pudding | My Kitchen Love

Kale and gruyere are the stars of this stuffing recipe.  Do you know the difference between stuffing and bread pudding?  My Kitchen Love has the down low.

#3  Low Carb paleo Cauliflower Stuffing for Thanksgiving | Wholesome Yum

This amazing baked dressing is too good to save just for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Low carb?  Bonus!  I love everything about this dressing or stuffing.

#4  Ciabatta & Meatball Italian Style Stuffing | 4 Sons ‘R’ Us

Ciabatta and Italian meatballs add a great bite to the stuffing.  This stuffing is easy and fast.

#5  Wild Rice & Fennel Stuffing | The Rustic Foodie

Fennel and wild rice makes this stuffing recipe especially nutty and bright.

#6  Savory Fennel & Spinach Stuffing | The Rustic Foodie

Starting with high quality bread will give your stuffing the extra edge.  The Rustic Foodie teams up with her favorite local bakery to resource her favorite breads.

#7  Gluten Free Stuffing | Officially Gluten Free

Are you GF?  No problem with this gluten free version.  It’s a classic stuffing made with GF bread.

#8  Greek Holiday Rice Stuffing | Veggies Don’t Bite

Pine nuts and almonds gives this stuffing recipe a Mediterranean flare.

#9  Turkey Stuffing | Taste & See

Taste & See shares her family’s cornbread stuffing recipe that she made in college.  Step-by-step pictures included, fool proof!

#10  Cranberry Apple Walnut Stuffing | Thrifty Jinxy

Fresh ingredients really stand out in this recipe made special with the addition of fresh cranberries, yum!

#11  Crispy Herb Breadcrumb Stuffing | Little Sugar Snaps

This article is about homemade bread crumbs of which you can easily make stuffing from.  Great tips for the use of amazing bread crumbs included!

#12  Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing with Sausage | The Hungry Bluebird

A classic stuffing recipe that should be in everyones recipe box.

#13  Baked Butternut Squash with Italian Sausage Stuffing | Taste & See

A creative stuffing recipe with the addition of butternut squash and Italian sausage.

#14  Italian Sausage & Apple Stuffing | The Organic Kitchen

Fresh herbs and apples give this dressing a classic taste.

#15  Grandmother’s Chicken Cornbread Dressing | 918 Plate

Explore Hillary’s great grandmother’s recipe for homemade chicken cornbread stuffing.  This hearty side can be a main dish on it’s own and is great for any day of the year.


Wishing all the best this holiday season to you, your friends and your families.  

Renee Gardner

Saturday 18th of November 2017

Stuffing is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving and this selection of recipes almost makes me sad that I am trading in the big dinner this year for a vacation instead. Almost.

Abby @ WinsteadWandering

Monday 13th of November 2017

There are so many great ideas here! Now to get my family to agree to eating something besides the traditional family recipe...


Monday 13th of November 2017

Good luck, that might take some coaxing:)

Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

Monday 13th of November 2017

Dressing or stuffing (whatever part of the country you're from) is certainly not the star of the meal but it does play a supporting role. If we didn't have our traditional Italian dressing we'd have an uprising on our hand. BUT! I'm pinning to try some of your dressing throughout the year. I'm especially fascinated by the one with fennel.

Carrie @ Carrie’s Home Cooking

Sunday 12th of November 2017

What a great round up! There is an option for everyone! Pinned!

Anne Murphy

Saturday 11th of November 2017

What a wonderful collection! Something for everyone...