A Week of Stuffing Recipes
to be Thankful For
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to plan out your menu and get cooking. Despite some new age chefs trying to tell you to go "non-traditional" this Thanksgiving, I think most of agree that it wouldn't be Turkey Day without, well, turkey!
And of course, even the most succulent turkey needs a little help from its side dish friends. For some that means sweet potato pie, for others, it's green bean casserole or mashed potatoes. But the true companion for turkey is, undoubtedly, the stuffing. Now whether you call it stuffing or dressing, one thing is for sure: Everyone at your table will want you to pass some more of it!
If your stuffing is a little lacking, or if you just want to spice up your Thanksgiving table with a new recipe, why not check out one of these top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes to Be Thankful For. You can find all of these recipes, and much, much more on Holidays on the Net's Thanksgiving Recipe Box.
#7 CORNBREAD STUFFING
This traditionally Southern recipe, which originally comes from the Cajun Grocer, is a hit with Holiday on the Net's viewers.
- 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
- 4 cups cornbread (crumbled)
- 1/2 lb. chopped chicken livers
- 1/2 lb. chopped chicken gizzards
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped bell pepper
- Poultry seasoning, salt and black pepper (add according to taste)
- Butter or olive oil for sauteing vegetables
- Chicken broth
- Brown chopped chicken livers and gizzards over medium heat in cooking oil.
- Add celery, onion, and bell pepper cook until soft.
- Season with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning.
- Add crumbled cornbread to vegetables and meat.
- Pour chicken broth into mixture until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Adjust seasoning and cool before stuffing bird.
#6. Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing
If you're looking for an alternative to bread stuffing, this recipe from the National Turkey Federation is a great option.
- 4 Slices TURKEY BACON cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 Cup onion chopped
- 1 Cup celery chopped
- 1/2 Pound mushrooms sliced
- 1 Package (4 ounces) wild rice cooked according to package directions
- 2 Cups bread crumbs
- 1/2 Pound TURKEY BREAKFAST SAUSAGE cooked
- 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon dried sage
- Preheat oven to 325
- In medium-size skillet, over medium heat, saute bacon until almost crisp.
- Add onion, celery and mushrooms; continue cooking until vegetables are tender.
- In large bowl combine bacon mixture, wild rice, bread crumbs, sausage, oregano and sage.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
- Spoon dressing into lightly greased 2-quart casserole dish.
- Bake, covered, at 325 degrees F. 35 to 40 minutes.
Another favorite from the National Turkey Council, this classic cornbread stuffing evokes the fragrant aromatic of green onion.
If your taste buds run more spicy than savory, this inspired cornbread dressing packs a real jalapeno punch.
It doesn't get more traditional than a savory and filling classic bread stuffing. While there are numerous variations on this tried-and-true theme, we think our classic recipe beats them all.
#2. Shrimp Stuffing
Classic is good, but for some families, the key to a successful Thanksgiving stuffing is a little adventure. This recipe for shrimp stuffing definitely delivers adventure ... plus some classic Southern flavor.
By now, you may have realized our penchant for the picante at Holidays on the Net. But this outstanding Cajun classic is a favorite of our readers, too, earning it the highest marks in our Thanksgiving recipe box. Why not give it a try this Thanksgiving?
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