30 Special Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving 🦃and Christmas🎄 ...

Do you make the same stuffing recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas (and even Easter) every year? Maybe I can tempt you into making a change. But don't get me wrong. I adore traditional stuffing but it's always good to try something new. And in our family we like to have a few different stuffings to choose from - some cooked in the bird and some separately. Ready to pimp up your holiday table with some special stuffing recipes?

1. Cranberry-Apple Corn Bread Stuffing

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Most traditional stuffing recipes are based on bread but that doesn't mean they have to remain traditional. Give your stuffing a sweet and savory flavor with cranberry and apple.

2. Sourdough Stuffing with Mushrooms, Apples, and Sage

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Changing the type of bread gives an exciting new base for stuffing.

3. Herbed Chestnut Bread Stuffing

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Infused with leeks, rosemary and sage, this chestnut stuffing is certainly an indulgence.

4. Sausage, Sage and Water Chestnut Stuffing

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I'm going to persuade my mother to make this one this year. I adore the sweet mega crunch of water chestnuts.

5. Chestnut and Apple Stuffing Recipe

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Chestnuts and apples are two lovely fall ingredients that work so well together.

6. Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing with Chestnuts, Leeks, and Chanterelles

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Gluten-intolerants deserve to be treated to special stuffing recipes too.

7. Challah, Sausage and Dried Cherry Stuffing

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Sounds exotic and tastes delicious.

8. Sourdough Stuffing with Roasted Chestnuts

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This is packed with lovely and nutritious goodies, You wouldn't imagine a stuffing could taste so good ... and healthy.

9. Chestnut and Mushroom Stuffing

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Make this with chestnut (brown) mushrooms if you can get them. They have a earthier taste than buttons and pair brilliantly with the chestnuts.

10. Chestnut Stuffing with Fennel

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Fennel has a really interesting taste that uplifts a stuffing.

11. Corn Bread Stuffing with Country Sausage

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Poblano chilies are a surprise ingredient.

12. Wild Rice Dressing with Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberries

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This is so good you could serve it as the vegan main course.

13. Chestnut Stuffing with Leeks and Apples

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Leeks have a softer, less astringent taste than onions if you want a mild stuffing.

14. Apple, Sage and Chestnut Stuffing

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Special stuffing recipes can still have an air of the traditional.

15. Two-Way Stuffing with Mushrooms and Bacon

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Wondering why it's called two-way? That's because it works perfectly well as a stuffing or a dressing.

16. Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing

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This stuffing will satisfy vegetarians and carnivores alike.

17. Stuffing with Rosemary and Lemon

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Stuffing with a citrus zing.

18. Quinoa Stuffing

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Nutritious and delicious.

19. Wild Mushroom, Leek and Hazelnut Stuffing

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My favorite stuffings are those that have a bit of bite to them - ones that contain something crunchy like chestnuts or nuts.

20. Pear, Prosciutto and Hazelnut Stuffing

Source: Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing
Crisping the prosciutto and toasting the nuts add a powerful punch of flavor to the stuffing.

21. Wild Mushroom Stuffing

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If you're into foraging, collect your own wild mushrooms to make a special stuffing.

22. Rosemary Whole Wheat Stuffing with Figs and Hazelnuts

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Sounds quite healthy, doesn't it?

23. Dried Apricot, Shallot and Hazelnut Stuffing

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Sweet and nutty might be your choice.

24. Sausage and Sage Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

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This is savory, nutty and tart.

25. Corn Bread Stuffing with Apples, Bacon and Pecans

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You don't have to reserve the pecans for the dessert pie, you know.

26. Pancetta Apple Stuffing Muffins

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What a charming way to portion up your stuffing. Sounds like a delicious combination of ingredients too.

27. Sausage, Pear and Sage Stuffing

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Lots of stuffing recipes contain apple. Let's try pear for a change.

28. Caramelized Onion and Sausage Stuffing

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Caramelizing the onions adds more sweetness to any recipe.

29. New Orleans Oyster Dressing

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If you want something very different, this could be it.

30. Corn Bread Chorizo Stuffing

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A nice break from traditional stuffing with smoky and spicy chorizo.

Do you have a family stuffing recipe handed down or are you going to start a new trend these upcoming holidays?