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10 tasty Thanksgiving stuffing recipes to stuff yourself with

Traditional Thanksgiving stuffing
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Most people look forward to the turkey — I look forward to the stuffing. To me, stuffing can make or break the entire Thanksgiving meal.

Traditionally, if it’s cooked within the turkey it’s called “stuffing” — and if it’s prepared outside of the bird, it’s called “dressing.” But for simplicity’s sake, we’re calling it all stuffing, because no matter how you cook it (or say it!), it’s all the same flavorful, delicious classic bread-based Thanksgiving side dish.

Check out these 10 recipes that will have all your stuffing lovers (and even haters) raving.

Stuffing with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

“I know it seems a little odd to tie a Simon & Garfunkel song into my Thanksgiving stuffing recipe,” says Amanda of her recipe for a savory Stuffing with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, “but every time I reach for certain herbs on my spice rack, I can’t help but start humming that song!”

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Photo credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

Artichoke stuffing

Here’s a way to give your stuffing a little something extra — and a little something delicious! This recipe for artichoke stuffing plays off the traditional dressing, then adds canned artichoke hearts for a boost of flavor, along with a sprinkling of feta cheese for a tiny salty tang.

Photo credit: Budget Bytes

Apricot and walnut stuffing

Your taste buds (and your guests!) will love you for introducing them to this Apricot and walnut stuffing.

add texture and sweetness to your stuffing with apricots and walnuts
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Apple pecan cornbread stuffing

Bring in all the flavors of fall and surprise your guests with this Apple pecan cornbread stuffing.

nothing says fall like thanksgiving stuffing with apples and cornbread
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Chicken sausage and herb stuffing

This low-fat Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing pairs perfectly with your oven-roasted turkey.

thanksgiving stuffing with turkey sausage and herbs
Photo Credit: Skinny Taste

Sourdough and sausage stuffing

Mushrooms, onions and celery help make this Sourdough and sausage stuffing one for the books.

sourdough bread makes this thanksgiving stuffing delicious

Sage, onion and bacon stuffing

What makes something as delicious as stuffing even better? Bacon of course! Fry it up for this Sage, onion and bacon stuffing!

Pumpkin cornbread stuffing with country sausage and sage

Don’t limit pumpkin to just your desserts. Make it part of the main course with this Pumpkin cornbread stuffing with country sausage and sage.

thanksgiving stuffing with cornbread and pumpkin flavors
Photo credit: The View from Great Island

Butternut squash and kale quinoa stuffing

Get on the quinoa and kale bandwagon and serve up this Butternut squash and kale quinoa stuffing.

quinoa and kale stuffing with squash
Photo credit: Good Life Eats

Homemade cranberry stuffing

This Homemade cranberry stuffing features pistachios, bacon, apples, and yes, cranberries!

stuffing with cranberries, pistachios and bacon
Photo Credit: Season with Spice

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