6 Inventive Stuffing Recipes That'll Leave You Stuffed

By Ellie Sher Nov 18, 2013

The bird may get all the attention, but let’s be real – Thanksgiving’s all about the stuffing. Here are 6 inventive ways to reimagine the beloved side as the day’s main star.

1. Take a trip down south

 

Recipe: Buttermilk Biscuit Gravy

2. Give it a Spanish accent (hola, merguez!)

1121Mario Stuffing

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Recipe: Merguez, Cornbread and Chestnut Stuffing

3. Be an equal opportunity carb-eater

Thanksgiving Wild Rice Stuffing Michael Symon

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Recipe: Wild Rice Stuffing

4. Going rustic never hurt anyone

Sausage Ciabatta Stuffing Mario Batali

 

Recipe: Sausage Ciabatta Stuffing

5. Head to the pumpkin patch

Thanksgiving Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Marcus Samuelsson


Recipe: Pumpkin, Quince and Raisin Stuffing 

6. Lighten up the load  

11 18 Stuffed Acorn Squash Daphne Oz

 

Recipe: Stuffed Acorn Squash


Looking for a basic stuffing recipe to personalize as you wish? Michael's Basic Stuffing recipe fits the bill. Customize with whole wheat bread, sausage, dried fruit, etc.