Food & Recipes

9 Nothin’ But Stuffin’ Recipes

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 18, 2014

Rachael Ray Show

Aired November 18, 2014

On Thanksgiving Day, stuffing often steals the show! Whether you’re looking for a traditional take on stuffing or stuffing with a twist, check out some of our favorite show stopping stuffing recipes that your family will gobble up!

1.) Sausage Chestnut Apple Stuffing

Rachael Ray has been making this family Thanksgiving recipe for more than forty years! The traditional stuffing is loaded with thinly sliced apples, finely chopped celery and savory sausage. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving first timers. Try scooping them out into individual muffin tins for perfect proportions!

2.) Chef Anne Burrell’s Sausage and Mushroom Stuffing

Need we say more? OK, we will! Try personalizing your Thanksgiving by adding your favorite veggies, meats and spices. Chef Anne Burrell shows us her favorite way to make Thanksgiving stuffing. Plus, she adds a little vino to kick things up! Just make sure you save enough white wine for yourself, too!

3.) Valerie Bertinelli’s Cranberry Walnut Stuffing

The ‘Hot in Cleveland’ star, Valerie Bertinelli is sweetening her stuffing by adding cranberries. This simple stuffing is the perfect combination of salty and sweet!

4.) Apple Celery and Onion Stuffing


If you’re looking for a meatless stuffing recipe, then look no further! What more could you ask for? Loaded with Pink Lady apples, fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (yep, just like the song) and Rachael Ray’s favorite stuffing from a bag! Your taste buds will thank you.

5.) Sunny Anderson’s Buffalo Ranch Stuffin Muffins

We’ll forgive you if your first response was, “wait, what?” but Sunny Anderson’s Buffalo Ranch Stuffin Muffins have turned into one of our favorite holiday treats. This amazing take on stuffing will get your crowd talking for several reasons. One, they’re muffins. That alone will blow away your friends and family. Baking them in the muffin tin gives each serving tons of great crispy edges. Second, they’re buffalo ranch! Nobody walked into your Thanksgiving dinner expecting that. Nobody. On top of all that, they’re just delicious.

6.) Katie Lee’s Fake Out Cherries Stuffing

So, not all of us are handy in the kitchen, but that doesn't mean we can’t fake it until we make it! With just 5 simple ingredients for a sweet and savory stuffing, you’ll be looking like the next Rachael Ray at your Thanksgiving dinner table.

7.) Home Turkey Sausage Cornbread Stuffing with McIntosh Apples

We wish you could smell this image! Rachael Ray thought it would be an interesting twist to have turkey on turkey stuffing. Instead of using the traditional white bread cubes, she’s replacing it with cornbread. Add in ground turkey, fresh herbs and spices, plenty of McIntosh apples and voila!

8.) Katie Lee’s Fake Out- Mushroom & Kale Stuffing!

For a more figure friendly fake-out, try Katie Lee’s stuffing recipe. With only seven fresh ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to make this lighter stuffing.

9.) Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms

Well this is crazy, but just crazy enough to be the hit of your Thanksgiving dinner or any holiday party. These festively stuffed cremini mushrooms are the perfect size for any occasion. You can plate a couple as a perfect side dish for the big meal, or you can serve them as the perfect holiday-themed finger food at a cocktail party. The Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, mushrooms, and sage combine to give an amazingly robust autumn flavor. Get ready for an umami explosion like you’ve never tasted in stuffing.