Monday, November 15, 2010

Stuffing that's worth the trip!

Based on our informal survey, most people's favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the stuffing. Why? Well, in our humble opinion it's because good stuffing is delicious and a part of the Thanksgiving meal that's not usually served year-round. We all see plenty of turkey and mashed potatoes throughout the year, but not nearly enough stuffing, which is more of a fall and winter holiday classic.

To change all that, we powered up the FoodPair search engine and found plenty of great recipes for stuffing that are great for Thanksgiving and the rest of the year. Seriously, don't forget to add stuffing to those turkey sandwiches you'll be eating on Black Friday!

Stuffing recipes shake out into two categories: those with pork and those without. Stuffing with extra bacon, chorizo or ham gets flavor and juiciness from the meat. But, veggie-based stuffing is also delicious, so don't forget to try both. Even those recipes calling for chicken stock in a veggie stuffing are great with veggie stock instead.

Alright, let's make some stuffing!

Herb and Bacon Cornbread Stuffing
Spice up the classic cornbread stuffing with bacon, sage and rosemary
Ingredients in this recipe: bacon, onion, celery, turkey, chicken broth, mixed herbs (thyme, sage, rosemary, marjoram), cornbread

Cornbread and Chorizo Stuffing
Chorizo makes this stuffing spicier and bolder than all the rest!
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, dried oregano, egg, onion, celery, chorizo, vegetable oil, chicken broth, cornbread

Chestnut and Pancetta Stuffing
Chestnuts add sweet & nutty notes and pancetta gives the meaty punch!
Ingredients in this recipe: olive oil, butter, pancetta, onion, parsley, chestnut, breadcrumbs, salt, black pepper, turkey stock

Rustic Bread Stuffing with Bell Pepper & Fresh Thyme
Try this classic stuffing with the addition of tangy green bell pepper.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, olive oil, butter, green bell pepper, onion, parsley, celery, thyme, chicken broth, white bread

Chestnut, Onion and Currant Stuffing
This veggie stuffing has a great sweetness and balance.
Ingredients in this recipe: butter, onion, parsley, thyme, sage, chestnut, dried currant, chicken or vegetable broth, seven-grain bread

Bulgur Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts & Dried Musrooms
Try this delicious & unique veggie stuffing!
Ingredients in this recipe: butter, onion, parsley, Brussels sprouts, water, chicken or vegetable broth, dried porcini & morel mushrooms, bulgur wheat

Let’s get cooking (and eating)!

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