Next-Level Stuffing Recipes For All Your Holiday Meals

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Turkey, schmurkey. We all know who the real stars of the holidays are: The sides. And maybe it's just because we only get to eat it one week out of the year, but our favorite may very well be stuffing. Bread-y, warm, and full of fall flavors — it's the ultimate comfort food.
Need some inspiration for your own holiday meals? We've found some of the best stuffing recipes on the Web from traditional to modern and inventive.
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Photo: Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.
Quinoa Stuffing
Butternut squash, cranberries, and pistachios mixed with quinoa make for mean stuffing material.
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Photo: Courtesy of How Sweet It Is.
Double Bread Stuffing With Brown Butter, Bacon, & Sage
Why make a single bread stuffing when you can make a double? This delectable recipe incorporates sourdough AND cornbread.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paleo Newbie.
Paleo Sausage, Apple, & Cranberry Stuffing
Who says stuffing needs bread? This delicious paleo recipe is all meat and potatoes (oh, and cranberries for good measure).
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Photo: Courtesy of Impatient Foodie
Leek & Chestnut Stuffing
Try this easy take featuring classic holiday flavors.
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Photo: Courtesy of Savory Simple.
Caramelized Onion Stuffing With Apples & Herbs
Caramelized onions and cooked apples are what stuffing dreams are made of.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kitchen Treaty.
Herbed Wild Rice And Quinoa Stuffing
Rice makes a handy substitute for bread in this stuffing that your guest will never guess is gluten-free and vegan.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Baker Chick.
Great Grandma's Famous Stuffing
Sometimes, you want a fancy recipe. Sometimes, it's best to go with what Grandma would have made.
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Photo: Courtesy of Stone Gable.
Gruyere, Bacon, & Green Onion Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin
A bucket list recipe for all the PSL fans out there.
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Photo: Courtesy of Uni Homemaker.
Leftover Stuffing & Chorizo Egg Cups
This easy, brunch-friendly recipe is an innovative way to use up all your stuffing leftovers.
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Photo: Courtesy of Family Fresh Meals.
Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stuffing & Green Beans
You don't have to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy stuffing — this one-pot make-ahead wonder can be enjoyed any night of the week, any time of year.
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Photo: Courtesy of Canned Times
Rosemary Mushroom Stuffing
Vegans and omnivores alike will find a lot to love in this gorgeous stuffing, full of earthy mushrooms, rosemary, and fennel.
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Leek & Chestnut Stuffing
Leeks and chestnuts (with some help from bacon!) make this stuffing super rich and flavorful, even without too much butter or heavy cream.
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Photo: Courtesy of Love & Lemons
Poblano Cornbread Stuffing
Chipotle addicts, we have the perfect stuffing for you: Kick your cornbread stuffing up a notch with some Southwestern flare with poblano peppers and cilantro.
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Photo: Courtesy of Julie's Eats And Treats
Crock Pot Stuffing
Talk about the holiday side dish holy grail: A make-ahead, set-it-and-forget-it stuffing that's also delicious? Sign us up.
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Photo: Courtesy of Show Me The Yummy
Best Ever Sausage Stuffing
"Best ever" might be a bold claim, but this stuffing, filled with sausage, apples, and mushrooms and baked to a golden brown, might very well live up to its name.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Colorful Kitchen
Vegan, Gluten-Free Stuffing-Muffins With Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Considering we're going to pile everything together on our plate anyway, stuffing-muffins are a total no-brainer (not to mention it's way cuter than the mashed potato mountain we'd DIY at the buffet line).
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Photo: Courtesy of Kim's Healthy Eats
Stuffing In A Bundt Pan
Stuffing is a holiday favorite for a reason — but it's not winning any beauty pageants. Unless you put it in a bundt pan, giving the beloved side dish the elegant presentation it deserves.
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Herb Stuffing Muffins
Maximize the crispy tops and sides of your stuffing (a.k.a. the best parts) by cooking them individually in a muffin tin and everyone wins.
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Mashed Potato & Stuffing Bites
Why have mashed potatoes or stuffing when you can have both in one perfect bite?!
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Photo: Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest.
Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing
If you like buffalo chicken, you'll love this new take on traditional turkey day stuffing.
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Photo: Courtesy of Just A Taste.
Stuffing Waffles
Leftover stuffing should absolutely go straight to your waffle maker. Next stop, waffle sandwich!
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Stuffing Poppers With Cranberry Jalapeño Dipping Sauce
Instead of serving stuffing as a holiday side, try it as a fun, dippable app!
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Photo: Courtesy of Popsugar.
Back-To-Basics Stuffing
If you've never made stuffing before, this classic version is quick and easy.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Bitten Word.
Tortilla Chip Chorizo Stuffing
It sounds odd, but tortilla chips actually add a wonderful crunch to a spiced up take on holiday stuffing.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Minimalist Baker.
Simple Vegan Stuffing
No one will miss the meat when you make this vegan stuffing. And besides, the sides are the best part of holiday meals, anyway!
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Photo: Courtesy of Kitchen Treaty.
Herbed Wild Rice & Quinoa Stuffing
We would eat this flavorful, healthier take on stuffing any time of year.
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Photo: Courtesy of PaleOMG.
Paleo Caramelized Onion & Sausage Stuffing
Pack in all the traditional flavors of stuffing with a grain-free Thanksgiving side dish that's totally caveman approved.
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