With the return of chillier days, red cups at Starbucks (!!) and holiday shopping guides, we’ve got many a family feast to prep for. Tradition aside, there are lots of fantastic ways to cook up some seriously delicious dishes. What to tackle first? Let’s start with stuffing recipes that are bomb.com.


1. Quinoa Stuffing: Okay, so this is a stretch from the usual stuffing suspects. But it’s every bit as delicious and totally worth the change up. (via Gimme Some Oven)


2. Croissant Sausage Stuffing: You’ve tried cronuts, but what about cruffing? This buttery, flaky take on the holiday table side is perfect for the all-out eaters. (via Host the Toast)


3. Sausage, Pear and Sage Stuffing: Oh you fancy, huh? With pears in the mix, this humble side dish is sure to impress. (via Vikalinka)

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4. Spicy Poblano Cornbread Stuffing: Add some zest to your stuffing with poblanos. If anything, just think of the leftover creations you’ll be able to make the next day. (via Love and Lemons)


5. Golden Torn Bread Dressing: There are stuffing people, and there are dressing people. For the latter, this take does not disappoint. And to the non-believers? Look at that picture again and take this opportunity to branch out ;) (via The Cozy Apron)


6. Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing: Is there anything crusty bread can’t do? Let us know when you figure it out. ‘Til then, just enjoy this stuffing. (via Saveur)


7. Stuffing in a Bundt Pan: Combine the mold of fruitcake with the savory Thanksgiving side to win the hearts of everyone at the table. (via Kim’s Healthy Eats)

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8. Cornbread Stuffing Muffins With Apple and Pancetta: Get all the mouths excited for this delectable dish you don’t even need a fork for. (via A Spicy Perspective)


9. Kale Dressing: Everyone’s favorite superfood is way more versatile than just the green smoothie. Here, the veggie wonder adds some freshness to the often-heavy stuffing. (via Bon Appétit)


10. Herbed Wild Rice and Quinoa Stuffing: Get whole grains on every plate with this yummy side. While it branches off from tradition, it’s sure to be well loved. (via Kitchen Treaty)


11. Italian Kale and Sausage Stuffing: Harness the flavors of sausage kale soup with this carb-y, comforting side. (via Kitchen Konfidence)


12. Sausage, Cornbread and Chestnut Stuffing: Chestnuts aren’t just for roasting by the fire. Add some nuttiness to your tried-and-true dish this year. You won’t regret it. (via No Spoon Necessary)


13. Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing: Oh, slow cookers, how we love you so. Don’t bother with all the heavy lifting to make the perfect stuffing. Just set it and forget it, girl. (via The Chic Site)


14. Vegan Stuffin’ Muffins: Meat lovers and herbivores alike will love these muffins. You also can’t hate on the built-in portion control. (via Brit + Co)

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15. Cranberry Walnut Stuffing: Keep the flavors somewhat classic and still elicit delightfully yummy results. The crunch of walnuts and sweetness of cranberries can’t be beat. (via The Faux Martha)


16. Stuffing Muffins With Mashed Potatoes and Gravy: Surprise! These are gluten-free and vegan. Make everyone with a food restriction happy and impress the GF naysayers all with one miso gravy-topped muffin. (via A Colorful Kitchen)


17. Grain-Free Stuffing: This dish gets its starch from parsnips. The hearty root vegetable makes an exciting substitution for sure. (via Detoxinista)


18. Southwest Cornbread Stuffing: Who doesn’t love a good Tex-Mex dish? This take on stuffing with Taco Tuesday flavor is welcome at our table anytime. (via A Spicy Perspective)


19. Delicata Squash, Apple and Fig Stuffing: Add pizzazz to your repertoire of sides with this squash, apple and fig dish. It’s got so many great flavors going on, it’ll make you feel like the most badass cook ever. (via Real Food With Dana)


20. Gluten-Free Herb Stuffing With Brussels Sprouts: Brussels sprouts in stuffing? You betcha. This’ll be gobbled up in seconds, so be sure to make a big helping. (via HeartBeetKitchen)

What are your go-to Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving side recipes? Tag your Insta pics with #britstagram to show us what you’re cooking!