17 savory Thanksgiving stuffing recipes



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Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, we posit that it’s half the fun of a Thanksgiving meal — well, not including all the dessert. The 17 recipes we’ve rounded up for you include gluten-free, low-calorie, meat and vegan options, and range from traditional and savory to exotic and sweet. Ready to dig in?


1. Home-style Sausage Stuffing

17 Thanksgiving stuffing recipes

Let’s start with some traditional homemade sausage stuffing. The key to nailing this recipe from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice is to first cook up the sausage in a skillet and then sauté the onions and celery in the sausage grease before adding them all to the stuffing mixture. Vegetarians can, of course, substitute with TVP sausage crumbles.


2. Thanksgiving Stuffing Poppers

17 Thanksgiving stuffing recipes

Meat-eaters won’t miss a thing after sampling one of these Thanksgiving stuffing poppers from Beard & Bonnet. Check out that cranberry jalapeño dipping sauce.


3. Gluten-Free Stuffing

17 Thanksgiving stuffing recipes

Don’t forget your celiac dinner guests! This recipe for gluten-free stuffing from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom looks delicious.


4. Mom’s Stuffing, Lightened Up

17 Thanksgiving stuffing recipes

Considering the potential smorgasbord of food that one serves on Thanksgiving, some of you may be looking to cut calories wherever possible. Skinny Taste’s got your back with this lightened-up stuffing recipe.


5. Low-Calorie Thanksgiving Stuffing

17 Thanksgiving stuffing recipes

If you’re counting points, then you’ll want to check out this Weight Watchers recipe from Laa Loosh.


6. Oaxacan Stuffing

17 Thanksgiving stuffing recipes

Saveur scores with this recipe that gives traditional stuffing a spicy Mexican twist.