When you think of Thanksgiving and all the marketing, consumerism, and well, “hype” surrounding the holiday, it’s usually turkey that gets all the limelight and attention. I guess it’s a little tougher to make cute animations of mashed potatoes. But at the end of the day we all know what dish we ALL look forward to the most – stuffing!
We’d be willing to bet that nearly all families in the US have their own unique Thanksgiving stuffing recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for trying new things! It’s believed that the Pilgrims’ original harvest feast actually featured a wild rice dish rather than the stuffing we’re familiar with today given the abundance of it in the northeastern US. But over the last several hundred years stuffing recipes have evolved and regional cooking styles have played a big part. For example, many times southerners use biscuits or cornbread instead of white bread as the base for their stuffing… or “dressing” as it’s called over there.
With the endless variations on Thanksgiving stuffing recipes across the country, we think it’s 110% worth exploring how other people prepare the dish. Even if you have a beloved family recipe that everyone looks forward to each year, we recommend trying something new during the non-holiday months because you never know what you may want to add to your table next year! Without further ado, let’s jump into our recommendations!
1. The Food Charlatan – Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon and Sage
2. The Tipsy Housewife – Bread Dumpling Skillet Sausage Stuffing
3. No. 2 Pencil – Sausage Apple Cranberry Stuffing
4. Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen – Spinach Stuffing Balls
5. Cafe Delites – Sausage and Herb Stuffing
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