Good stuffing can make or break your holiday dinner, but so many of us leave it to the last minute before deciding what we’re doing. Here are 12 quick and easy stuffing recipes to get you out of a jam this Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- Toasted Bread, Sage & Onion
- Cranberry & Pear
- Caramelized Onion & Cornbread
- Poblano Peppers, Cornbread & Pumpkin Seed
- Oyster Dressing Grand-Mère
- Peach & Italian Bread
- Tortilla Chips & Chorizo
- Cornbread, Wild Mushroom & Pecan
- Whole Grain Bread & Leeks
- Rosemary, Fig & Hazelnut
- Ground Beef & Walnut
- Challah Apple & Thyme
- 12 Best Stuffing Recipes for Your Thanksgiving and Christmas
Holiday dinners. We all look forward to them, starving ourselves all morning to make room for the turkey and all of those wonderful sides and desserts. And what about the stuffing? Probably one of the most underrated sides of the whole meal. The right stuffing could add just enough pizzazz to an otherwise average Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Here are a few delicious examples, if you’re looking to switch up your recipe this year.
Toasted Bread, Sage & Onion
This easy stuffing recipe is proof that sides are best when kept simple. Made with just a handful of ingredients including toasted bread cubes, fresh sage, and diced onion, this easy vegan stuffing makes completing your holiday dinner a breeze, while satisfying even the strictest of diets.
Cranberry & Pear
This is a sweet classic favorite, cranberry stuffing but with a twist. It has all of the usual ingredients such as celery, seasoning, pecans and of course cranberries. But with an added sweet touch, adding chopped pears to an already mouth-watering side.
This creates a sweet and savory stuffing perfect for all holiday dinners. This could be just what your missing for your perfect holiday dinner this year.
Caramelized Onion & Cornbread
If you’re looking for a more savory twist to your favorite holiday side, this would be a perfect go to recipe. Adding soft, browned onions and sage to really give your stuffing the flavor it needs.
Such a simple recipe that will go great with that turkey and gravy this year. The smell alone will have everyone’s mouths watering!
Poblano Peppers, Cornbread & Pumpkin Seed
This Southwestern-Style stuffing will add just the kick your holiday dinner needs. A unique blend of sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, and roasted Poblano will have your entire family begging for the recipe.
Add the perfect pizzazz to your holiday meal with this amazing, flavorful twist.
Oyster Dressing Grand-Mère
Are you a sucker for the unusual? Want a stuffing recipe that’s not quite like the rest? Well look no further because this stuffing is the crazy recipe you’ve waited for your entire life for. Mixing things up with oysters, scallions, and cayenne pepper, this recipe will send your taste buds on an adventure.
Peach & Italian Bread
From that cooking genius Martha Stewart comes another deliciously sweet surprise. She takes the traditional savory seasoned stuffing, and adds peaches and orange juice for a stuffing that is sure to bring everyone back. Nothing like that sweet and salty mix to put a smile on the whole families face, while adding the perfect taste to an already amazing dish.
Tortilla Chips & Chorizo
Are you a nacho lover? Do you have an obsession with queso and tortillas? Crave an “out-there” stuffing recipe that you can eat any day of the year? Well look no further. This interesting stuffing is a nacho lovers dream. Using tortilla chips, chorizo, and queso fresco to bring in a new flavor to this holiday favorite.
It is definitely a conversation starter.
Cornbread, Wild Mushroom & Pecan
This fantastic, mouth-watering recipe is by far a favorite in my household. It takes the traditional cornbread and pecan-based stuffing and adds the savory flavor of wild mushrooms and just a bit of white wine. This creates a slightly different texture adding the chewy mushrooms but the taste will blow you away.
If you want a fun, new recipe that will not disappoint, give this one a try!
If you prefer a more simple recipe, but still want a savory, sweet stuffing to ‘wow’ the family with. This apple walnut stuffing is a perfect fit. It takes your basic boxed stuffing, adds some onions, apples, and celery (as well as the seasonings of course) and you have a quick, delicious stuffing everyone will love.
A quick fun recipe for that last minute go-to, or even just a simple one for all families to enjoy.
Whole Grain Bread & Leeks
Do you prefer any healthier options on your stuffing recipe this year? Well, if you are trying to not completely ruin your diet and need a whole wheat version of that holiday favorite, look no further. This recipe is vegan friendly and dairy free. Not to mention super simple to make!
It calls for whole grain bread, leeks, celery, and olive oil, making it a perfect healthy option for all of you stuffing lovers who desire something diet friendly.
Rosemary, Fig & Hazelnut
Here is, yet another healthy twist to our favorite holiday side. If you prefer a more flavorful recipe that is still vegetarian friendly, you will love this stuffing. It adds rosemary, garlic, hazelnuts, and just a bit of Tawny port for a sophisticated and healthy holiday side.
Though a bit more work than some other healthy options, it is still a delicious and healthy alternative!
Ground Beef & Walnut
Of course, there may be some who don’t even know how to start making a holiday stuffing. Perhaps, you are a first timer, making the family dinner on your own this year. Or, maybe you’ve never even heard or tried a holiday stuffing and you are eager for your first experience. Either way it is a delightful food to try and to cook.
The great thing about stuffing is it’s changeable. You can experiment with it. There are so many different things you can do with it, so many flavors. You can start simple with just the basics or you can add fruits and odd vegetables. Maybe even throw in some peppers or fun seasonings. It’s a fun and delicious side dish that has a recipe for every taste and occasion.
If you would like a common recipe and guide to get started you can check this one out here!
Challah Apple & Thyme
This delicious stuffing is made with challah, unsalted butter, celery, onion, Granny Smith apples, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, chicken broth, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper. Make it part of your Thanksgiving menu.