Christmas stuffing recipes (2024)

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  • A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.85 ratings

    A slice of our classic sausage, sage and onion stuffing is a must-have for Christmas dinner. It's also great as a side with your Sunday roast

    • 1 hr
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make this stuffing ahead for a versatile addition to your Christmas spread. It serves a double duty as a vegetarian main and special side dish for turkey

    • 1 hr 45 mins
    • More effort
    • Vegetarian
  • A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Use shop-bought stuffing and a fruit-and-nut snack pack for this easy recipe. You could also roll the mix into 12-18 balls rather than make a traybake

    • 45 mins
    • Easy
  • Sage and onion stuffing

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.26 ratings

    Complete a roast dinner with sage and onion stuffing. Make it even easier by packing the mixture into a small baking dish instead of rolling into balls

    • 55 mins
    • Easy
    • Vegetarian
  • A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make these festive stuffing balls at Christmas. Roast them on the same tray as your pigs-in-blankets or alongside your turkey to save oven space

    • 1 hr 30 mins
    • Easy
  • Garlic and herb stuffed tender turkey crown

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Hosting Christmas dinner for six? This turkey crown is a great option. The garlic and herb stuffing adds loads of flavour while keeping the meat juicy

    • 2 hrs 20 mins
    • Easy
  • Cornbread stuffing

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy our cornbread stuffing at a Thanksgiving banquet or alongside a special Sunday roast. It features bacon, but this can be omitted for a vegetarian stuffing

    • 2 hrs 10 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Serve up a winter feast with our roast pork loin and homemade sage and onion stuffing. Carve the joint into pork chops and enjoy with sweet apples and crisp roasties

    • 3 hrs 20 mins
    • More effort
  • Baked anchovy-stuffed red mullet with fennel

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make the most of wonderful red mullet with this anchovy-stuffed version with fennel. There’s quite a lot of stuffing, but let it spill out into the dish

    • 50 mins
    • Easy
  • Thanksgiving stuffing

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Get set for a Thanksgiving feast and bake this special stuffing for the celebrations. You can make it with any stale bread, but sourdough works well

    • 2 hrs
    • Easy
  • Crispy traybake stuffing

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    If your favourite part of the stuffing is the crispy bits, you'll love this recipe. It can be prepped up to two days in advance, then baked on the day

    • 45 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make a fun little play on pigs in blankets for your Christmas dinner, with the addition of a flavourful sausage stuffing. They make the perfect festive side

    • 50 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make homemade stuffing to serve with a Sunday roast or Christmas dinner. Made with sourdough, sausagemeat, onion, apple and sage, it's full of flavour

    • 50 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy these cheese, sage and onion stuffing balls with your Christmas dinner or Sunday roast. With a cheesy twist, they make a moreish side dish

    • 1 hr 5 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Get friends and family round for an Easter lunch and make this crown of lamb a special centrepiece – your butcher could prep it, or follow our tips

    • 1 hr 5 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.32 ratings

    Fantastic as part of your Christmas lunch – so much more than just a stuffing for the turkey

    • 45 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Prep this sausage, kale and bread stuffing up to two days in advance, then bake on the day. If your favourite part of stuffing is the crispy bits, you’ll love this recipe

    • 1 hr 10 mins
    • Easy
  • Pigs-in-blankets Christmas stuffing balls

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.21 ratings

    Treat yourself at Christmas with these moreish stuffing balls. The sausagemeat and bacon add the ‘pigs in blankets’ flavour, while cranberries make them taste extra festive

    • 50 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    This recipe will give you enough to stuff the Christmas turkey and also make a tasty stuffing loaf

    • 1 hr 35 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Save time on Christmas Day and make this apricot and pistachio stuffing on Christmas Eve. It makes an excellent accompaniment to festive turkey

    • 1 hr 5 mins
    • Easy
    • Vegetarian
  • A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    This recipe makes enough smoked pancetta, orange zest and sage stuffing for a 4.5kg turkey - or roll into balls and bake

    • 50 mins
    • Easy
  • Vegan stuffing

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make these red onion, lentil and sage vegan stuffing balls for a welcome addition to any festive feast. Linseeds, pecans, hazelnuts and pistachios pack in a classic crunch

    • 50 mins
    • Easy
    • Vegan
Christmas stuffing recipes (2024)


Is it better to make stuffing the night before? ›

The short answer to whether you can making stuffing ahead of time is yes. "Making stuffing ahead saves time, allows stove and oven space for other things, and making it ahead gives time for the flavor to fully develop," Chef David Tiner, Director at Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge, tells Southern Living.

What is Christmas stuffing made of? ›

Meat stuffing

This is classic stuffing taken up a notch: mix beautiful pork shoulder with slow-cooked leeks and onions, smoky bacon and chestnuts, then bake until golden and gnarly. And, trust us, the addition of peaches and clementines makes all the difference.

Should I put eggs in my stuffing? ›

Eggs: Two lightly beaten eggs help hold the dressing together and add moisture. Water: You can add a few tablespoons of water, if you'd like, to achieve your desired consistency. Seasonings: This turkey dressing recipe is seasoned with salt, pepper, rubbed sage, and garlic powder.

What is British stuffing made of? ›

Stuffing consists of a mixture of savoury ingredients such as breadcrumbs, herbs, fruit, nuts, sausagemeat and onion which are bound together with egg or liquid to form a semi-solid mixture. It is usually cooked with roast meat such as chicken, pork or lamb and is served as an accompaniment to the sliced, cooked meat.

Is it better to make stuffing with fresh or dry bread? ›

Any attempts to make stuffing with soft, fresh baked bread will result in a bread soup with a soggy texture. Follow this tip: Stale, dried-out bread makes the best stuffing.

Why can't you refrigerate uncooked stuffing? ›

USDA recommends that you never refrigerate uncooked stuffing. Why? Remember, stuffing can harbor bacteria, and though bacteria grow slower in the refrigerator they can cause problems because stuffing is a good medium for bacteria growth, therefore a higher risk food in terms of cooking safely.

How soggy should stuffing be before baking? ›

The stuffing should be moist but not wet. If there is a puddle of broth at the bottom of the bowl, you've added too much. Add more bread to soak up the excess moisture. If the mix is still dry and crumbly, add more liquid and toss gently until it starts to clump together.

How do you keep stuffing moist when cooking? ›

Typically, baking the stuffing inside the bird helps keep the mixture moist. “I prefer stuffing (in the bird) to dressing (outside of the bird) because all those delicious drippings that come off the turkey gets absorbed right into the stuffing,” Bamford says.

What is stuffing called when it's not in a turkey? ›

Some people make the distinction that dressing is the proper name for the dish when it has been prepared outside of the bird—that is, when it has not been stuffed and cooked inside.

Should you stuff turkey with stuffing? ›

Here's an important Thanksgiving food safety tip that will surprise many: USDA doesn't recommend stuffing a whole turkey. The practice increases the risk of cross-contamination and takes the turkey longer to cook. Cook stuffing separately instead.

Can you eat stuffing for Christmas? ›

You absolutely can eat stuffing any time of year, but it might lose something if it became an everyday side dish.

Can you mess up stuffing? ›

Your Bread Is Too Fresh

There's nothing better than soft, fresh bread—except for when it comes to stuffing. If you want your stuffing to hold up and not end up a soupy, soggy mess, make sure your bread is dried out or staled for a few days.

Should stuffing be cold when putting in turkey? ›

Give stuffing a head start by heating it up before placing inside the turkey. Like the turkey, stuffing needs to reach the 165 degree mark. If the bird is done before the stuffing, remove stuffing from the cavities and continue to cook in a baking dish.

What happens if you don't cook stuffing? ›

It Could Give You Salmonella Poisoning

If that stuffing doesn't reach 165 degrees F, the bacteria won't be killed off, meaning you're passing it on to your guests.

How to make stuffing with nigella? ›

  1. 40 grams butter (chopped)
  2. 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  3. 40 grams macadamia nuts (chopped)
  4. 2 rashers bacon (chopped)
  5. 50 grams breadcrumbs (day-old)
  6. 83 millilitres pears (grated)
  7. 1½ grams fresh sage (chopped)
  8. 1½ grams dried cranberries.

What is the origin of Christmas stuffing? ›

The earliest written evidence is in a Roman cookbook entitled Apicius De Re Coquinaria. It has recipes for stuffed chicken, pig, hare and dormouse, using ingredients such as vegetables, herbs, nuts, spelt (a type of grain), plus brains, liver and other organs.


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