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Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Stuffing


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 some of our best renditions of the side dish we look forward to year after year.


Gluten-Free Stuffing with Bacon and KaleGluten-Free Stuffing with Bacon and Kale
Those who avoid eating gluten don’t need to be deprived of the quintessential Thanksgiving side when they use our gluten-free stuffing mix. The addition of hearty kale and fragrant bacon means that everyone will be fighting over the last serving.
Jalapeño Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and PepitasJalapeño Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and Pepitas
This slightly spicy Southwestern-inspired stuffing will add some unexpected heat to the Thanksgiving table. Be sure to buy fresh (uncooked) Mexican chorizo rather than the cured Spanish variety.
Focaccia Stuffing with Leeks and Wild MushroomsFocaccia Stuffing with Leeks and Wild Mushrooms
Here, wild mushrooms and leeks add an extra depth of flavor to a focaccia-based stuffing for a satisfying Thanksgiving side.
Focaccia Stuffing with Chestnuts, Bacon and ApplesFocaccia Stuffing with Chestnuts, Bacon and Apples
Our Italian-inspired focaccia stuffing mix forms the foundation of this sensational stuffing. For added crunch and savory flavor, we add in roasted chestnuts, bacon and chunks of sweet apple.
Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing with Chive BiscuitsChestnut and Chanterelle Dressing with Chive Biscuits
This dish from Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggiouses homemade chive biscuits as the foundation of the stuffing. Additions of chestnuts and mild chanterelle mushrooms add a taste of autumn.
Herbed Quinoa and Red Rice Stuffing with Kale and Pine NutsHerbed Quinoa and Red Rice Stuffing with Kale and Pine Nuts
Gluten-free whole grains can make a wonderful, hearty stuffing, as this recipe proves. Here, we add healthful Tuscan kale and fresh oregano, plus pine nuts for a bit of crunch.
Crunchy Bread Dressing with Bacon and LeeksCrunchy 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.
Gluten-Free Spoon Bread with GuancialeGluten-Free Spoon Bread with Guanciale
This hearty side is made with Blackberry Farm’s Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix, so it makes a creative alternative to traditional cornbread. Michael Sullivan, the butcher at 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.
Hazelnut and Shiitake Mushroom StuffingHazelnut 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.
Corn Bread-Apricot Dressing with RosemaryCorn Bread-Apricot Dressing with Rosemary
Dried apricots add an unexpected but welcome sweetness to this stuffing, accented with a range of fresh herbs.
Gluten-Free Focaccia Stuffing with Mushrooms and FennelGluten-Free Focaccia Stuffing with Mushrooms and Fennel
You can still enjoy the rich flavor of focaccia if you’re avoiding wheat. The secret is our gluten-free focaccia stuffing (bonus: this recipe is vegetarian, too!)
Smoky Bacon-Biscuit DressingSmoky Bacon-Biscuit Dressing
In this savory dressing, homemade cream biscuits stand in for the traditional bread, while crispy bacon adds delicious smoky flavor.
Corn Bread Dressing with ChestnutsCorn Bread Dressing with Chestnuts
Here, toasted corn bread soaks up the flavors of turkey stock and vegetable juices, while dried cranberries and chestnuts add sweetness and texture.
Apple, Shallot and Herb DressingApple, Shallot and Herb Dressing
Fresh apples, refreshing fennel and sturdy celery root lend their unique characteristics to this vegetarian stuffing.
Corn Bread and Ham Stuffing with Caramelized Apples and FennelCorn Bread and Ham Stuffing with Caramelized Apples and Fennel
The saltiness of the ham plays off the sweetness of the apples, fennel and corn bread in this hearty stuffing. To streamline prep, the recipe relies on ourstuffing mix, made from corn bread, wheat bread, and aromatic sage and thyme.
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Puff Pastry Apple Galette

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A classic pastry filling used in many desserts, frangipane is typically made from almonds ground together with sugar and eggs, but here we put a different spin on it by using pistachios. The caramel sauce is an optional—but delicious—addition. You can either purchase it or make it from scratch.


Puff Pastry Apple Galette


1 sheet frozen puff pastry, about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 38 cm), thawed

1 1/2 cups (6 oz./185 g) pistachios, lightly toasted

2/3 cup (5 oz./155 g) sugar

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. almond extract

2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted

4 large baking apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

1/2 lemon

1 egg beaten with 2 tsp. water

Vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)

Purchased or homemade salted caramel sauce for serving (optional)
Preheat an oven to 350°F (180°C).
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the puff pastry into a 16-by-14-inch (40-by-35-cm) rectangle. Carefully roll the pastry around your rolling pin and transfer it to a 9- or 10-inch (23- or 25-cm) ovenproof fry pan, pressing it gently into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.


In a food processor, combine the pistachios, sugar and salt and process until the almonds are finely ground. Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts and the melted butter and process until the mixture comes together. Set aside.


In a bowl, toss the apple slices with the lemon juice to coat.


To assemble the galette, pour the frangipane into the pastry-lined pan and spread evenly. Arrange the apple slices evenly on top of the frangipane, overlapping them slightly. Fold the excess puff pastry back over the edges of the pan to form a rim or crimp the pastry decoratively. Brush the pastry with the egg wash.


Bake until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of ice cream and salted caramel sauce on top. Serves 8.