Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes | Williams Sonoma Taste
When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, everyone has their personal favorites, but it’s safe to say stuffing is at the top of most lists. This savory casserole of hearty bread baked with seasonal vegetables and rich stock is homey and comforting, whether it’s cooked inside the bird or out. Here are 15 renditions of the side dish that are so hauntingly good, you’ll look forward to them year after year.
|Gluten-Free Spoon Bread with Guanciale
This hearty side can be easily made with a gluten-free cornbread mix. It makes a creative alternative to traditional cornbread. Michael Sullivan, the butcher at the Tennessee resort Blackberry Farm, adds guanciale, an unsmoked Italian bacon made from the pig’s jowl, to the batter before baking, although thick-cut bacon is a great stand-in.
|Wild Mushroom and Brioche Stuffing
Egg-based brioche bread, which is slightly sweet, pairs beautifully with wild mushrooms’ earthy flavors. (Challah would be a nice bread choice here, too.)
|Crunchy Bread Dressing with Bacon and Leeks
This simple stuffing combines crisp, savory bacon with rustic country bread and a medley of vegetables. Don’t let the basic ingredient list fool you—it’s packed with flavor.
|Hazelnut and Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing
Shiitake mushrooms and hazelnuts make this aromatic dish stand out, but it’s the deeply flavorful onions, cooked with sherry vinegar and honey, that are the secret to its success.
|Mushroom Bread Pudding
This wildly savory stand-in for stuffing makes use of a less-commonly utilized kind of bread: French baguette.
|Smoky Bacon-Biscuit Dressing
In this savory dressing, homemade cream biscuits stand in for the traditional bread, while crispy bacon adds delicious smoky flavor.
|Leek and Artichoke Bread Pudding
Instead of stuffing, Ina Garten makes a savory bread pudding that is moist inside and crispy on top. Try this recipe, she maintains, and you’ll never go back to stuffing a turkey again.
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