Turkey Stuffing Recipes

These turkey stuffing recipes are very easy and simple to make. Made with breadcrumbs, our basic herb stuffing starts with bacon and fresh herbs. Use this as your base to add other ingredients, such as apple, cranberries, lemon, almonds or walnuts.

You can be as creative as you wish. These stuffing recipes are not set in stone. Why not experiment and substitute ingredients to create different flavor combinations.

Turkey stuffing transforms an everyday meal into something special. You can use these recipes to either stuff your turkey, or cook the stuffing separately.

Begin with our basic mixed herb recipe and create your own. You can be as adventurous as you wish.

Or use one of the turkey stuffing recipes below, all created from the basic herb stuffing.

Basic Bread Stuffing

    60 g / 2 oz butter
    2 medium brown onions, finely chopped
    175 g / 6 oz short-cut rindless bacon rashers, finely chopped
    4 cups fresh breadcrumbs
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves
    2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
    ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
    1 egg, lightly beaten
Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and bacon. Cook, stirring for 10 - 12 minutes or until the onion has softened. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Add the breadcrumbs, sage, thyme, parsley and egg. Stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Apple and Prune Stuffing

    60 g / 2 oz butter
    2 medium brown onions, finely chopped
    4 cups fresh breadcrumbs
    1 medium green apple, cored, finely chopped
    1½ cup pitted prunes, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage leaves
    2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
    1 egg, lightly beaten
Melt butter in pan. Add the onion and saute for 10 - 12 minutes until the onion is soft. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add the breadcrumbs, apple, prunes, thyme, sage and egg. Mix well until combined then season with salt and pepper.

Lemon and Tarragon Stuffing

    60 g / 2 oz butter
    2 medium brown onions, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    175 g / 6 oz short-cut rindless bacon rashers, finely chopped
    4 cups fresh breadcrumbs
    ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
    1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
    1 egg, lightly beaten
Melt butter and add onion, garlic and bacon. Cook until the onion is soft and transparent.
Add the onion to a large bowl, along with the breadcrumbs, almonds, tarragon, lemon zest and egg. Stir well until combined.

Cranberry and Walnut Stuffing

    60 g / 2 oz butter
    2 medium brown onions, finely chopped
    4 cups fresh breadcrumbs
    ½ cup dried cranberries
    ¼ cup finely chopped dried pears
    ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
    ¼ finely chopped fresh sage leaves
    1 egg, lightly beaten
Melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened. Transfer to bowl.
Add breadcrumbs, cranberries, pear, walnut, sage and egg. Stir until well mixed. Season as required.


Cooking your Stuffing:

Stuffing can be cooked separately from your turkey. Actually this is the recommended way of cooking stuffing to avoid contamination from the turkey.

To cook stuffing in a loaf pan:

Preheat oven to 350º F (180°C). Grease your pan and line with baking paper.

Press the stuffing into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until golden and firm.

Or as individual servings:

Grease a 12 hole muffin pan. Firmly press the stuffing into the holes. Bake for 25 minutes in a moderate oven or until golden and firm.

Turkey Stuffing Tips

Fruit is a wonderful addition to stuffing as its sweetness helps bring out the rich flavors of the turkey.

Using fresh herbs gives these turkey stuffing recipes a wonderful aroma. You can substitute the dried variety, but it won't have the same flavor.

To add flavor, use day old sourdough bread. Cut off the crust and process into coarse crumbs.


Turkey Stuffing Tips and Recipes




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