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Ten Stuffing Recipes Because Stuffing is Good

I know most of you probably already have your ingredients for stuffing/dressing but I thought I would reblog this today because stuffing/dressing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. 

Also, since I am making Thanksgiving this year I asked my mom for the recipe for stuffing and she was telling me that she didn’t have a “recipe” per se because she is a true chef, old school style. Then I found this post and laughed because the recipe is here. AND THIS IS WHY IT’S GOOD TO HAVE A BLOG. 

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. 🙂 

First published November 19th, 2018

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. 





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

  • 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
  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.

2020 note- I am using bread in place of the Pepperidge Farm stuffing in case you don’t have any on hand. 


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. Head here for her Pumpkin Bacon Dressing recipe.

2020 note- I miss Mrs. Kringle. Also, still planning on the pontoon boat blogging conference after the pandemic is over. 


Low-Carb 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 


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

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 

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 

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? 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 

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 

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 (BALLS YESSSSS) Stuffing 

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 turkey’s butt (also another debate).

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

Or politics.

Or schooling.


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


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…

2020 note- I still don’t miss Facebook. At all. 


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.




30 thoughts on “Ten Stuffing Recipes Because Stuffing is Good”

  1. 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


      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!


  2. 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.


    1. 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.


  3. 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!


  4. Dressing. Here in my parts, it’s dressing. And I don’t like it a bit. Except for that year I ate no bread. The dressing came out and Heaven’s chorus rang out. Bread soaked in gravy. YES. The only time I could stomach it.


  5. Kari, if I cared to be accurate, I would call what you bake in the bird ‘stuffing’ and what you bake in a dish ‘dressing.’ But I don’t care about that, I call it ‘dressing’ either way because that’s what my mother called it. Maybe because her family came from England by way of Canada, I don’t know. Or maybe she picked it up from my father who came from a (according to Butterball) ‘dressing state.’ #GrammysGrid

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      1. So interesting because I too call is stuffing when it’s made inside the bird and dressing when it is not. Nice to know there are others like me!

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  6. I might have to give one of these a try this year as some sound really good!! Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 5 for Thanksgiving Recipes. Shared.

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  7. I don’t care what you call it. I’d be happy as, well, if I may use the expression, a pig in slop with a buffet of all those recipes and nothing else. The traditional Thanksgiving meal, after all, consists of a full plate of everything on the table followed by a second lighter plate of everything on the table followed by a third plate of just some turkey and a big dollop of stuffing and maybe some cranberry sauce as a palate cleanser.

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    1. YES!!! We were watching The Barefoot Contessa Thanksgiving SIDES special last night and it was quite a lovely show. I love her anyway but to dedicate a whole hour to just the sides, I knew she was quite special. Google her recipe for cranberry compote. I believe that is what she calls it. It looks to be life-changing. 🙂

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  8. I may try one of those. Since I’m cooking at home, I wanted to making dressing for my husband. I asked my MIL for her recipe and she was all, “IDK but then launched into something that would take 4 hours, so I told my husband it wasn’t happening. (It involved making broth from six thighs and then throwing them away…I was like, why would you throw away good chicken?! And then making a pan of homemade biscuits and then a cake of cornbread and then some other prep work that I’m too lazy to do.)

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