If you thought the only way to enjoy a comforting, delicious stuffing recipe was to stuff it into a turkey, think again. Here in Journalist Lily Morgan’s kitchen, we’re taking stuffing to a whole new level with our guide to the perfect stuffing recipes outside of turkey.
Homemade Stuffing Recipes That Will Have You Singing
We all know the classic stuffing recipe, and it’s hard to beat. But when it comes to making the perfect stuffing, outside of turkey is when the real challenge begins. From savory sweet potato stuffing to stuffing with a twist, here are a few of our favorite recipes that are sure to have you singing.
Savory Sweet Potato Stuffing
This savory sweet potato stuffing recipe is sure to be a hit at your next family gathering. To make it, you’ll need 4 cups of cubed sweet potatoes, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of allspice, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the sweet potatoes on the lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Mix together the spices and sprinkle them over the potatoes. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Serve your sweet potato stuffing on a bed of cooked quinoa, and enjoy!
Cauliflower Stuffing With a Twist
This cauliflower stuffing recipe is a great way to get your family to eat their veggies. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, you’ll need to chop up 1 head of cauliflower into small florets and spread them on the lined baking sheet. Drizzle the cauliflower with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of thyme, 1 teaspoon of oregano, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden brown. Add the roasted cauliflower to a large bowl and mix in ½ cup of cooked quinoa, ½ cup of cooked wild rice, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and ¼ cup of chopped fresh parsley. Serve your cauliflower stuffing with a side of roasted vegetables and enjoy!
Stuffing With a Sweet Touch
If you’re looking for a stuffing recipe with a sweet touch, this one is sure to hit the spot. Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, in a large bowl, mix together 4 cups of cubed butternut squash, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Spread the mixture on the lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, or until the squash is tender. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of cooked quinoa, ½ cup of chopped pecans, and ¼ cup of dried cranberries. Add the roasted butternut squash to the quinoa mixture and stir until everything is evenly combined. Serve your butternut squash stuffing with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts, and enjoy!
Stuffing Recipe Tips and Tricks
No matter what type of stuffing recipe you choose, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you make the perfect stuffing. First, make sure that you cook the grains and vegetables before adding them to the stuffing. This will help them cook evenly and give your stuffing a better texture. Additionally, try adding different herbs and spices to your stuffing to give it a unique flavor. Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different ingredients. You never know what flavor combinations you might find!
Table of Data
|Savory Sweet Potato||4 cups of cubed sweet potatoes, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of allspice, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper.||Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.|
|Cauliflower Stuffing||1 head of cauliflower, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of thyme, 1 teaspoon of oregano, and ½ teaspoon of salt.||Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden brown.|
|Stuffing With a Sweet Touch||4 cups of cubed butternut squash, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of cooked quinoa, ½ cup of chopped pecans, and ¼ cup of dried cranberries.||Bake for 25 minutes, or until the squash is tender.|
Stuffing recipes outside of turkey can be just as comforting and delicious as a traditional stuffing recipe. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create the perfect stuffing recipe for any occasion. So go ahead, give it a try and you’ll be singing the praises of your stuffing recipe in no time.
On that note, we’ll leave you with this classic song lyric: “Stuffing recipes, outside of turkey, here we come, singing a song!”