Easy Add-Ins for Stuffing

Even if your stuffing comes from a box, it doesn't have to taste like it. Try adding these quick, fresh combinations when you stir everything together.

By Kate Merker
Stuffing varieties on spoonsJustin BernhautRealSimple.com
Amounts are for four cups of cooked stuffing.

Fruit and Nut

  • 3/4 cup dried fruit (such as apricots, cherries, golden raisins, and cranberries)
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped nuts (such as almonds and pecans)

Sausage and Herb

  • 2 links crumbled cooked sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as sage, thyme, and parsley)

Chestnut and Onion

  • 1 cup jarred chestnuts, crumbled
  • 1 small red or yellow onion, diced and sautéed in butter for 7 minutes
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