40 Recipes for Your Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Ever

Your guests will gobble up these delicious stuffing recipes.

best stuffing recipes
Johnny Miller

From chestnuts and pears to pecans and sausage, we've got the best (and tastiest!) in Thanksgiving stuffing recipes. You better make a big batch because these delicious side dishes are going to be devoured.

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cheesy herb stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Homemade Hooplah
Cheesy Herb Stuffing

This cheese and garlic-loaded side dish is so delicious, it's bound to become a year-round dinner staple.

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cherry bacon stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Yes to Yolks
Chestnut, Cherry, and Bacon Stuffing

Sweet cherries and savory bacon are a match made in taste bud heaven.

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instant pot stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Simply Happy Foodie
Instant Pot Stuffing

Save room in your oven by making this stuffing recipe in your Instant Pot, which you can customize with any combination of add-ons including bacon, mushrooms, apples, pecans, and cranberries.

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cauliflower stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Lady and the Blog
Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Stuffing

This light and healthy veggie-packed stuffing is a smart way to balance out your plate—especially if you plan to load up on festive cakes and decadent pies at the end of your Thanksgiving feast.

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sweet potato stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling
Sweet Potato, Cranberry, and Pecan Stuffing

A big splash of apple cider adds extra flavor to this yam-alicious stuffing.

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basic herb stuffing recipe
Con Poulos
Basic Herb Stuffing

You simply can't go wrong with this simple Thanksgiving stuffing, which requires only 20 minutes of prep.

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apple walnut stuffing
Johnny Miller
Apple-Walnut Stuffing

Here's a pro tip: Use an assortment of breads to enhance the flavor and texture of your homemade stuffing. This Thanksgiving side dish features a combination of pumpernickel, sourdough, and multi-grain.

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ina garten herb and apple stuffing recipe
Kate Mathis
Herb and Apple Stuffing

This French bread, rosemary, and apple stuffing comes straight from Ina Garten's kitchen. If it's good enough for Ina's Thanksgiving celebrations, it's good enough for us.

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sausage and herb stuffing recipe
Romulo Yanes
Sausage and Herb Stuffing

While you could opt for a stuffing without meat, this hearty sausage variety is just the thing to fill up your Thanksgiving guests.

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sourdough stuffing with sausage cranberries apples recipe
Annie Schlechter
Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage, Cranberries, and Apples

Take advantage of autumn's harvest by adding sweet apples and cranberries to your Thanksgiving stuffing.

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crescent roll stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Delish
Crescent Roll Stuffing

With every bite you'll taste the buttery and flaky flavor and texture crescent rolls are known for.

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beer cheese stuffing recipe
Ethan Calabrese
Beer Cheese Stuffing

Once you've finished cooking your bacon in a skillet, don't empty the pan! You'll want all that savory flavor for whipping up the rest of this beer- and cheese-loaded stuffing.

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butternut squash stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling
Butternut Squash Stuffing

Butternut squash and crunchy pecans are a match made in Thanksgiving food heaven.

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slow cooker stuffing with apples, cranberries, and pecans recipe
Courtesy of Well Plated
Slow Cooker Stuffing with Apples, Cranberries, and Pecans

Put your slow cooker to work—and save room in your oven for your Thanksgiving turkey and casseroles—with this easy stuffing recipe.

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sausage parmesan stuffing muffin recipe
Courtesy of Kalyn's Kitchen
Sausage and Parmesan Stuffing Muffins

For an extra special presentation, prep and bake your stuffing in a muffin tin. Once it's warm and ready, drizzle with gravy.

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fig and pancetta stuffing recipe
Courtesy of My Life Cookbook
Fig and Pancetta Stuffing

Looking for a stuffing recipe that'll surprise and delight your Thanksgiving guests' tastebuds? Look no further! This unique combination features savory pancetta, sweet figs, and citrusy orange zest.

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tamale dressing recipe
David Tsay
Tamale Dressing

Yellow beets and green chile-chicken tamales add color and bold flavor to this classic stuffing—ahem, dressing—recipe.

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rosemary monkey bread stuffing recipe
Brian Woodcock
Rosemary Monkey Bread Stuffing

Serving stuffing by the slice may be the smartest idea since the first Thanksgiving.

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apricot-wild rice stuffing recipe
Brian Woodcock
Apricot-Wild Rice Stuffing

Wild rice and apricots give classic stuffing a sweet spin.

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sourdough and mushroom stuffing recipe
Anna Williams
Sourdough and Mushroom Stuffing

A lighter-than-expected stuffing. Serve this Thanksgiving favorite with The Perfect Roast Turkey. Assemble the stuffing a day ahead in a buttered dish, cover, refrigerate, and bake when needed.

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matzo stuffing recipe
Anna Williams
Matzo Stuffing

Matzo meal and chicken broth are added together slowly to ensure this stuffing is deliciously moist. Apples and cinnamon impart a surprising hint of sweetness.

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wild rice and basmati dressing with sausage and sage recipe
Anna Williams
Wild Rice and Basmati Dressing with Sausage and Sage

For this take on Thanksgiving dressing, two types of rice are cooked in a fragrant medley of mushrooms and onions sautéed in butter, bay leaf, and fresh sage.

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buttermilk cornbread stuffing with pecans and sweet sausage recipe
Anna Williams
Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing with Pecans and Sweet Sausage

This recipe by the calls for Supermoist Cornbread. If using cornbread for stuffing, make it two days prior: Cut cornbread into 1-inch chunks, place on a large baking sheet in a single layer, and let dry out at room temperature for two days.

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cornbread dressing recipe
Christopher Testani
Cornbread Dressing

Two textures—crunchy and soft—up the ante on simple stuffing.

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bagelshroom stuffing recipe
Maura McEvoy
Bagelshroom Stuffing

The everything bagel makes its dinnertime debut in this wild-mushroom stuffing flavored with fresh thyme and rosemary.

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cranberry and walnut stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Foodie Crush
Cranberry and Walnut Stuffing

A clever combination of cranberries, onions, celery, and walnuts makes this stuffing sweet, savory, and deliciously crunchy.

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stuffing muffins with mashed potatoes and gravy recipe
Courtesy of The Colorful Kitchen
Stuffing Muffins With Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

As if eating stuffing in muffin form wasn't fun enough, adding a scoop of mashed potatoes and a drizzle of gravy on top really transforms this Thanksgiving side.

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stuffing bundt pan recipe
Courtesy of Kim's Healthy Eats
Stuffing in a Bundt Pan

Dial up the presentation of your stuffing by baking it in a bundt pan.

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slow cooker cranberry pecan stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

There's no way this slow cooker stuffing won't instantly become a family favorite.

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herbed wild rice and quinoa stuffing recipe
Courtesy of Kitchen Treaty
Herbed Wild Rice and Quinoa Stuffing

For a lighter Thanksgiving dish, swap out breadcrumbs for quinoa, then add apples, cranberries, and pecans.

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