5 Show-Stopping Stuffing Recipes That Prove Why It's the Most Essential Thanksgiving Side
While your roast turkey recipe may get most of the recognition come Thanksgiving Day, it's often the sides that make it worthy of the nation's biggest food holiday every year. Take mashed potatoes—can you imagine a tablescape without them? Cranberry sauce, gravy, roasted root veggies, and pumpkin pie; also mandatory. But forget the stuffing—the hero of Thanksgiving dinner—and there will be a price to pay. Call it the sleeper side, see if we care.
Stuffing is a non-negotiable: It's carb-loaded, comforting, and filled with soft chunks of warm bread, toasty nuts, and dried fruit. It's pretty easy to make, too. We present our five favorite stuffing recipes for Thanksgiving. (Oh, and while the term "leftover stuffing" may seem like an oxymoron, it does happen. Just in case, peruse our collection of recipes for leftover stuffing.)