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Ten Stuffing Recipes Because Stuffing is Good

So many synonyms for good but could I think of one to put in the title?

Tip-top was one.

Tip-top just isn’t used enough.

How was your stuffing, dear?

Fine job! TIP-TOP!!

This post is twofold!

You will not only get ten of the best stuffing recipes you’ve ever laid your mouth on, BUT you will also learn the difference between stuffing and dressing.

I know, I tackle the hard-hitting journalistic stuff.

For those new to this blog, the links to the websites that hold the recipes are found by clicking on the name of the recipe in large bold letters. 

Fried Chicken Dish

My family stuffing recipe

There is no link because this one is the real deal, Y’all. The stuffing that I’ve been eating my entire life at Thanksgiving, and it is my favorite. When it isn’t Stove Top STOP JUDGING ME.

When I asked my mom for the recipe, she said she didn’t have one because people didn’t use recipes back then. I actually don’t use recipes for most of the food I cook in my kitchen either but you people keep demanding this high bar, so here’s your recipe. Also, you’re going to need to “use your judgment”, something a lot of people nowadays don’t know anything about. Give it a whirl, it might be fun!

Grandma's Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 bag Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Sage Onion Flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large container chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Cook your celery and onion in the butter or oil in a frying pan. In a bowl, mix together your bread cubes and one egg until moist. Add to the pan with the onion and celery as well as the poultry seasoning and the chicken broth. I AM JUST MAKING THIS UP AS I GO. But the smell in your kitchen??? Lord. Put in a greased casserole and bake until done and who knows the temperature. 

Mrs. Kringle’s Dressing

Photo courtesy of Mrs. Kringle’s Kitchen blog

I’ve been friends with the person who writes this blog (I won’t reveal her real name) for a while now and we are already planning a pontoon boat blogging conference with only like, two other bloggers because bloggers can be annoying. So you KNOW you’re gonna love her and love her recipes. By the way, we used to call stuffing dressing too and this one is very similar to the recipe we had growing up only this has a cool instructional video.

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p style=”text-align: center;”>P.S.-She just shared a new stuffing/dressing recipe last week because she is my hero. Head here for her Pumpkin Bacon Dressing recipe.

Low-Carb Stuffing

Paleo Stuffing
Courtesy of Keto Adapted Blog

I ate low carb for a long time so I know the need for tasting carbs even when there aren’t any carbs to be found. If you are on a low carb diet right now, you can have stuffing. Will it have bread in it? Possibly. Will the bread taste like coconut? Probably.

Copycat Stove Top Stuffing 

I love homemade stuffing but sometimes I crave the kind that comes in a box. This recipe for Copycat Stove Top Stuffing Mix is like getting the best of both worlds.
Courtesy of Flavorite

Sorry not sorry but I love Stove Top Stuffing and I don’t care how many chemicals are in it. But for you who love it but can’t get past the polysorbate or whatever the hell it’s called, we have Pinterest. Now you can have your Stove Top and eat it too.

Crockpot Stuffing

Slow Cooker Dressing Image
Courtesy of The Kitchen is My Playground

I love this recipe because if you have an oven full of turkey and sides, the crockpot is your savior. I love my crockpot so much but especially during the holidays when the kitchen gets hot and the oven is full. But can we just take a moment to be grateful for those things because not everyone has them?

Italian Sausage Bread Stuffing 

Homemade Italian Sausage Bread Stuffing
Courtesy of Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

My mom sometimes adds in sausage and it takes the stuffing to another level. Head to the link above to see how Carrie makes hers.

Cauliflower Stuffing 

Cauliflower stuffing in a casserole dish and in a small plate
Courtesy of Little Pine Low Carb

That up there almost looks like the real thing, doesn’t it? When you are on low carb, you are desperate for bread, bread recipes, recipes baked in bread…what was I saying? Oh yes! So if you don’t like the taste of low carb bread (it’s depressing), then cauliflower will save the day AND it’s stuffing that is actually good for you.

Stuffing Balls with Cranberry Sauce 

Cranberry Dipping Sauce Recipe
Courtesy of I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Okay, this is just genius. AND I get to use the word balls, so bonus.

Traditional Oyster Stuffing 

Oyster stuffing is my tried-and-true favorite Thanksgiving dish! This recipe finds a place on our table every year as a buttery, savory, rich indulgence.
Courtesy of Mountain Cravings

I had this once at my friend’s house when they had us over for Thanksgiving because we were orphans that year (Hi Shannon), and it was delicious.

Apple (YES) Bacon (HELL YES) and Cheddar Cheese (YESSSSS) Stuffing 

Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Stuffing - a sweet and savory, fantastic new addition to your Thanksgiving menu | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #thanksgiving
Courtesy of Cupcakes and Kale Chips

I gave it a better title, blogger Katie. You are welcome.

So there is a debate of sorts going on in our country and it has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with something much more important: squares of bread, celery and onions, slathered in butter and sometimes baked inside a turkeys butt (also another debate).

Man, we are very argumentative when it comes to food!

Or politics.

Or sexual orientation.

Or schooling.

Or ADHD.

Okay, we are argumentative about everything but stuffing v. dressing is a hot button topic.

via GIPHY

According to Southern Living Magazine, the word stuffing is more of a northern term and dressing is more of a southern term. Now obviously this doesn’t take into account cultural differences or even regional differences as well because I grew up in Ohio (VERY north) and my grandma used to call it dressing.

But I have seen Facebook FIGHTS about who is right or wrong.

I’ve also seen Facebook fights about which Real Housewife is a bigger bitch so….

Image result for dressing vs stuffing map
Courtesy of Butterball, the shit stirrer

Personally, I blame Butterball. In an effort to remain relevant in these times of vegan, vegetarianism, paleo, organic, cage-free, heirloom turkeys.

What do YOU call stuffing? It’s stuffing. You know it and I do too.

Stuffing.

Stuffing.

ST-U-FF-ING.

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6 Comments

  • Mrs K @ Mrs. Kringle's Kitchen

    Aww, thank you for including my druffing recipe. (I don’t want to offend anyone’s preference so I made a hybrid word Brangelina style. Do they still hybrid power couples??) For me, stuffing is the star of the show, actually it ties with my Grandma’s noodles when others prepare them right. But yeah, you could totally catch me on a stressed out day in November with 1/2 a pan of stuffing in a dark corner – hissing at people. I grew up on Stove Top so no shame there. Grandma used to jam it in the bird then spoon it out and bake it off the rest of the way while the turkey was being hacked because Urgent Care on Thanksgiving Day is no fun. (I say hacked because they used and STILL use that chainsaw electric knife which shreds the beauty you worked so hard on!) I’m so bookmarking this post because I’ve decided I’m no longer relegating stuffing to November. Nope. March 22nd. Stuffing! June 13th-Stuffing. My birthday- STUFFING!!

    Also, thank you for posting Butterball’s stuffing vs dressing debate because when I say dressing in posts/videos, it feels SOOOO unnatural to me but I was caving to what I thought was societal pressure. Never again!
    fist pumps and does “stuff-ing, stuff-ing” chant of one
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    • Kari Wagner Hoban

      DRUFFING IS PERFECT.
      I am totally calling it that from now on.
      This is why I need you in my life.

      Also, I eat druffing at non-traditional times of the year.
      Something about eating my Stove Top in April gives me such liberation.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Melanie

    Gimme all the stuffing…it’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving! My mom is hosting and I already told her that I don’t care about the turkey (I don’t even like turkey)…just be sure to make a ginormous pan of stuffing. You posted some interesting recipes though I have to say that cauliflower one is just a no, lol. Trader Joe’s has a GF stuffing mix. I tried it a couple of years ago when I was doing the GF thing and it was just meh. Probably better than cauliflower stuffing though. OK, I’ll leave that one alone now. 😉

    Funny…my mom is from Kentucky and she has called it stuffing for as long as I can remember. Maybe it was from having a Canadian husband? I’ll have to ask her.

    • Kari Wagner Hoban

      It’s my favorite part too!!
      I just never get to Trader Joe’s enough because they are so far from where I live.
      Or maybe it’s just because I have all that I need close by.
      All I know is when that Woodman’s opens, you are gonna get lots of visits from me.

  • Ani

    Yes! Not only do I love stuffing, I love that you wrote a post devoted entirely to stuffing. Double the love today! I agree that stuffing is the star of the show. When my mom saw how much stuffing I was making for the five of us, she scoffed. I said, scoff all you want momma, but I’ll be enjoying this stuffing for the rest of the week! OK, it didn’t exactly go down like that, but either way, I’ve got two containers of the stuff in my fridge!

    I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving!
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