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Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes: 32 Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

By: Danielle Zimmerman, Editor,

Everyone knows that you can't have a Thanksgiving turkey without stuffing. Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes: 32 Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes has a variety of delicious stuffing recipes for you to try on this upcoming Turkey day. Some people think that stuffing is only a side dish that goes next to the turkey. But, these recipes show that stuffing can be a main dish star as well. Whether you pair it with chicken, turkey, or meat, stuffing can be a great and tasty way to fill you up. So, whether you're looking for a sweet stuffing or a dressing that's a little more savory, this list of recipes can help. A lot of these are even make ahead recipes so you can prepare them the night before and not stress as much once your family starts to arrive.


Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes:
32 Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes: 32 Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Table of Contents:


Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes with Bacon

Bacon Leek Stuffing

Bacon Sage Soda Bread Stuffing - This delicious Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is made with bread that is so flavorful, even saying the name is a mouthful! 

Bacon Leek Stuffing (pictured, above) - The sweet and tart cranberries pair nicely with the leaks in this stuffing recipe. And, what could be better than some smoky bacon flavor to spice it up?

Herbed Breakfast Stuffing Casserole - This breakfast casserole is a great way to start any morning, especially Thanksgiving. You can even make it the night before and serve it when you are ready to start your day. 



Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes with Sausage

Southern Comfort Sausage and Cornbread Dressing

Asiago, Sausage and Apple Stuffing - This make ahead stuffing recipe is sure to be on the top of your list for Thanksgiving. You'll especially love the surprise sweetness of tender apples.

Nona's Traditional Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing - Unlike other stuffing recipes, this Italian recipe calls for noodles. Other than that, it's pretty much your standard delicious stuffing recipe.

Sage, Sausage, and Butternut Squash Stuffing - The three main ingredients in this recipe are sure to delight your tongue. The butternut squash adds a bit of rich sweetness while the sausage keeps it from getting too sweet.

Sausage Cornbread Stuffing - The savory flavor of sausage really shines in this take on classic stuffing that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal.

Southern Comfort Sausage and Cornbread Dressing (pictured, above) - This is one of those Thanksgiving stuffing recipes that takes all of the wonderful, warm flavors you love about Southern cooking and makes them into a side dish that's perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner table.


Want more side dish recipes for Thanksgiving? You'll find a variety of delicious foods you can make for the holiday in our collection of 28 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes.


Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes with Chicken or Turkey

Chicken 'N Stuffing Casserole

Cornbread Dressing Chicken Casserole- This Casserole is more like a main course stuffing recipe. Make this any time of year, and it is sure to be a hit. 

Southern Cornbread Dressing with Chicken- The cornbread in this dish is just as tasty as any Southern treat. Mixed with the moist chicken, this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is a huge hit.

Dollar Store Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole- As the name would suggest, this casserole is a great dish to make on a budget. The cheesy stuffing tastes great in this main course dish.

Chicken 'N Stuffing Casserole (pictured, above) - What could be better than tasty Thanksgiving-style stuffing and delicious chicken? Try this recipe and find out.

Turkey and Stuffing Casserole- This dish is great because it allows you to have a delicious Thanksgiving turkey without cooking a whole bird. Use individual pieces with the stuffing for a tasty meal.

Chicken and Stuffing Bake- Make this cheesy dish for your dinner. Even if it isn't Thanksgiving, it is still fun to eat like it's the holidays.

Turkey Sage Cornbread Stuffing- Sage is a wonderful fall flavor that will really enhance your Thanksgiving meal. This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is both earthy and savory at the same time.

Turkey Stuffing Bake- Thanksgiving stuffing recipes can be boring. This traditional stuffing recipe is enhanced by using turkey. It really makes this dish taste like Thanksgiving is in every bite.



Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes with Fruit and Vegetables

Sensational Shiitake Ginger Stuffing

Sensational Shiitake Ginger Stuffing (pictured, above) - Ginger gives this stuffing a drastically different flavor that anything you'd ever expect to taste at a Thanksgiving dinner.

Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing - Sourdough and rosemary give this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe a really pleasant flavor unlike any other stuffing you've come across.
Broccoli with Stuffing- This is a recipe that is versatile because it is perfect for any holiday. Full of broccoli, this dish is good and good for you. 
My Favorite Stuffing- This stuffing is a favorite because it is both sweet and savory at the same time. The fruit and cranberries make it sweet, while the seasonings like rosemary and sage offer a savory and earthy feel. This is one of those Thanksgiving stuffing recipes you will use forever.
Hot and Sweet Cornbread Stuffing- The spicy peppers in this dish are what make it hot, but it is the cranberry and seasonings that make it sweet. This combination of flavors is worth trying.
Cornbread and Wild Rice Stuffing- This Wild Rice Stuffing is perfect for Thanksgiving meals. This is a healthier, lighter stuffing recipe that does not skimp on the flavor.
Pear, Toasted Walnut, and Blue Cheese Stuffing- The blue cheese in this stuffing recipe gives it a tangy kick that goes perfectly with turkey. Make this recipe for your holiday meal, and you will not be disappointed. 

More Stuffing Casserole Recipes for Thanksgiving

Muffin Tin Stuffing

Slow Cooker Cornbread Stuffing - Made right here in our Test Kitchen, this slow cooker stuffing frees up space in the oven!

Muffin Tin Stuffing (pictured, above) - A unique idea that produces individual servings of stuffing. Plus, it keeps it crispy on the edges and moist in the middle.

Southern Cornbread Stuffing - Cornbread stuffing is a good way to mix up the usual stuffing recipes.

4-Ingredient Chicken and Stuffing Casserole - With only 4 ingredients, you can create a stuffing casserole!

Homemade Bread Stuffing - This stuffing casserole recipe is made from scratch, but it's worth the extra effort.

Corn and Quinoa Stuffing - An interesting blend of ingredients makes for one delicious dish.


Easy Thanksgiving Recipes: 14 Thanksgiving Side Dishes


If you enjoyed these stuffing recipes, then check out our eCookbook, Easy Thanksgiving Recipes: 14 Thanksgiving Side Dishes.




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