It doesn’t matter if you’re making stuffing (cooked in the bird) or dressing (baked alongside it). Because either way, none of our favorite Thanksgiving turkey recipes is complete without this counterpart. So, when planning your Thanksgiving dinner ideas, don’t leave out these staples from the feasting table. With recipes like traditional Southern cornbread dressing, or savory apple, sage and sausage stuffing, our best Thanksgiving stuffing and dressing recipes will be an amazing addition to your Thanksgiving dishes.


Cornbread Stuffing

Parsnips and dried cherries add a sweetness that offsets the savory mushrooms and sausage. Save time by using store-bought cornbread instead of homemade. Get the recipe for Cornbread Stuffing »

Lard Bread Stuffing

Lard Bread Dressing

Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing

This rustic stuffing from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro is made with crusty Italian bread and laced with fresh herbs, aromatics, and sausage. Get the recipe for Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing »

Apple, Sage, and Sausage Stuffing

A combination of apples and sausage lends a nice sweet-savory balance to a simple stuffing enhanced with sage.

Classic Stuffing

Nutmeg and savory—two seasonings commonly found in 19th-century stuffing recipes—add subtly sweet and herbal notes to this dish. Get the recipe for Classic Stuffing »

Cornbread Dressing

This dressing is the perfect accompaniment to roast turkey. Rather than cooking it in the bird, cook it in a baking dish or cast-iron skillet and serve it on the side. Get the recipe for Cornbread Dressing »

Oyster Stuffing

We’ve always been partial to traditional New England–style stuffing, particularly when it’s made with French bread, smoky cured pork, and oysters.