20 Ways to Make Stellar Stuffing
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20 Ways to Make Stellar Stuffing

Ever since we proudly introduced our vegan stuffin’ muffins, we can’t get the savory Thanksgiving staple out of our minds. And since it’s only two weeks out unil the big feast, we’re gonna keep obsessing over all the delicious possibilities when it comes to cooking this must-have side. So stuff yourself with these 20 ways to make stellar stuffing.

1. Apple, Sage, and Sausage Stuffing: We’ll start with a stuffing that’s perfectly sweet and savory, thanks to a balance of chopped apples and ground pork sausage. Fresh sage adds a welcome floral note. (via Saveur)

2. Roasted Acorn Squash with Wild Rice Pistachio Stuffing: You definitely won’t be missing the bread in this wild rice stuffing, served on top of roasted acorn squash. Kale, crumbled feta, and chopped pistachios help to round out this gluten-free dish. (via A Couple Cooks)

3. Cranberry, Chestnut, Challah Stuffing Muffins: Fluffy Challah bread soaks up all the saucy goodness as the base in these stuffing muffins. The combo of warm chestnuts and tart cranberries is to die for. (via Kitchen Tested)

4. Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing: This recipe proves that adjusting to gluten-free stuffing is anything but torturous. Sweet cornmeal elevates gluten-free bread to make this perfectly proper Thanksgiving stuffing. (via Little Leopard Book)

5. Everything Bagel Stuffing: Well done, Rachel Ray. We’re in awe of this seriously genius twist on traditional stuffing that uses the best kind of bread—an everything bagel— as its base. (via Everyday with Rachel Ray)

6. Apple Cranberry Stuffing: Keep it sweet and simple with this apple-cranberry stuffing. Both the colors and flavors are so festive. (via Oh, Sweet Basil)

7. Pancetta, Leek, and Mushroom Stuffing with Goat Cheese: Full of creamy leeks, salty pancetta, and meaty crimini mushrooms, this stuffing is sure to hit the spot. We love the unexpected addition of crumbled feta. (via Kelsey Nixon)

8. Shrimp and Bacon Dressing: Going grain-free this Thanksgiving? There’s still a satisfying stuffing for you to enjoy! This surf and turf-style dressing includes fresh, whole shrimp, bacon, and a from-scratch, almond and tapioca flour “bread.” (via A Girl Worth Saving)

9. Apple Pecan Stuffing: Channel the flavors of the south with this brown sugar-filled stuffing. Dates and apple cider amp up this already sweet side that’s full of apples, pecans, and topped with cinnamon and old-fashioned oats. (via Mother Thyme)

10. Skillet Stuffing: Minimize your clean up time by cooking every bit of your stuffing in the same skillet! Bake and serve this current and walnut stuffing in the same durable dish. (via Georgia Pellegrini)

11. Acorn Squash and Quinoa Stuffing: This is the perfect stuffing to serve at a vegan Thanksgiving feast. Mix tri-colored quinoa with grated acorn squash and kale to make a hearty base, then sweeten it up with a dash of maple syrup. (via Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes)

12. Chestnut and Pearl Onion Stuffing: There’s nothing more comforting to eat this time of year than roasted chestnuts, so we love the idea of tossing ‘em into a stuffing. Sweet pearl onions add a nice crunch to each bite. (via The Splendid Table)

13. Mushroom, Pecan, and Cornbread Stuffing: While we love the sound of this cornbread stuffing filled with pecans, mushrooms, and thyme, we’re obsessed with the look of it even more! How cute is that festive leaf-shaped serving dish? (via The Cooking Bowl)

14. Cranberry Pear Wild Rice Stuffing: Lot of stuffing recipes call for apples, so when this one used pears instead we just had to take a look. And we’re glad we did! This vegan side packs in the fall flavor with wild rice, cranberries, apple cider, and of course, pears. (via PopSugar)

15. Pancetta and Sage Stuffing Muffins: We just can’t get enough of the stuffin’ muffin! These two-biters mix savory pancetta with fresh sage, thyme, and leeks. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

16. Gluten-Free Stuffing with Kale, Caramelized Onions, and Mushrooms: Caramelized onions add a rich flavor to this gluten-free stuffing. Button mushrooms and chopped kale join the gf party, too! (via Oh My Veggies)

17. No-Fuss Stuffing: Who said stuffing has to be fussy to be oh-so good? Get back to basics with this homemade stuffing that lets the bread take the lead. (via Laura’s Sweet Spot)

18. Sweet Potato and Sausage Stuffing: This stuffing strikes the perfect balance of sweet and salty thanks to mashed sweet potatoes and pork sausage. We wouldn’t mind reheating a spoonful or two for the day-after brunch! (via Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice)

19. Rosemary Whole Wheat Stuffing with Figs and Hazelnuts: Figs, rosemary, and hazelnuts join forces to make one heck of a classy stuffing. We’re dying to try these Mediterranean flavors alongside our turkey! (via Vegetarian Times)

20. Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Cheese Stuffing: Hold up: a cheese-topped stuffing? Oh yes! A layer of sharp cheddar tops a stuffing filled with smoky bacon and apples, resulting in what might be the most indulgent stuffing we’ve seen. (via Cupcakes & Kale Chips)

What’s type of stuffing do you have up your sleeve for this Thanksgiving? Tell us what your making in the comments below!