These 20 Stove Top stuffing recipes prove that whether it’s turkey, chicken, or cornbread, a box of stuffing has so many uses!
Every November, people start buying Stove Top stuffing around Thanksgiving. But Thanksgiving isn’t the only acceptable time to break out the Stove Top.
You can use it in casseroles, burgers, sandwiches, stuffed shells, and more. There’s even a way to use it in empanadas!
So, even though you may not know it, having a box of stuffing in the pantry is always a good idea.
1. Thanksgiving Stuffing
This is probably the most well-known use for stuffing, so I wanted to add it, even though you probably already know how to make it.
This recipe is excellent if you need to make a large quantity of Thanksgiving stuffing.
You won’t have to go through the trouble of making all of it the time-consuming, homemade way.
2. Turkey, Broccoli, and Stuffing Casserole
If you’ve ever wished you could take all the leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner and make something new and exciting from them, this is the recipe for you.
You can adjust the recipe slightly depending on what types of leftovers you have, but you’ll usually need leftover turkey, leftover gravy (or cream of chicken soup), leftover stuffing, broccoli, and cheese.
This yummy casserole may be made of leftovers, but it tastes wonderful and fresh. You can, of course, make it with totally fresh ingredients if you prefer.
3. Shredded Chicken Sandwich
Because stuffing contains so much seasoning and flavor already, it cuts down on many of the ingredients you need to make certain dishes.
This incredible shredded chicken sandwich, for example, only requires five ingredients in addition to the stuffing, and two of those are chicken.
Add some cream of chicken soup, two sleeves of Ritz crackers, and a teaspoon of chicken bouillon, and you’re all set. Cook it, throw it on a bun, and call it a day.
4. Stuffing Meatballs
Stove Top stuffing is also a great addition to meatballs.
Dry mix it with ground beef, eggs, onions, and water, and you’ll have some of the tastiest, most flavorful meatballs you’ve ever tried.
5. Stuffing Meatloaf
Meatloaf is already one of the easiest dinner meals you can make, but with Stove Top stuffing meatloaf, you’ll have it prepped and ready for the oven in 10 minutes flat.
This recipe shows you how to do it, and it also has several options for variations on meatloaf if you want to mix it up a little.
6. Chicken and Stuffing Bake
Looking for an all-in-one dinner idea that you can prepare and cook in less than an hour? Reach for the Stove Top!
This chicken and stuffing bake is a delicious, nutritious dinner that requires only five ingredients.
Along with the stuffing, all you’ll need are two pounds of boneless chicken breasts, some cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and milk.
In 55 minutes, you’ll have something the whole family can enjoy.
7. Chicken and Cornbread Casserole
This is another great recipe that requires only the most basic pantry staples, and you can whip it up in about 10 minutes. It takes another 45 to bake.
All you’ll need is chicken broth, cream of chicken and cream of celery soups, chicken breast, butter, and Stove Top. It’s simple, tasty, and filling.
8. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
This casserole is a meat lover’s dream.
Featuring both chicken and ham, it also includes Swiss cheese, chicken-flavored stuffing, Dijon mustard, and cream of chicken soup.
The casserole’s top has a nice, crunchy texture thanks to the stuffing, but the inside is creamy, rich, and warm.
The chicken and ham make it taste almost like an entire Thanksgiving meal rolled into one package.
9. Stuffing Biscuits
If you’ve ever wished you could fit the entire holiday season into a biscuit, these stuffing biscuits are the answer.
They’ll remind you a little of Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay biscuits.
However, these are less cheesy and more herby. The celery and onions give them that traditional holiday flair, and you can throw some dried cranberries in there, as well.
10. Mashed Potato Stuffing Bites
Ah, that age-old argument: Stuffing or mashed potatoes?
These tiny treats are for anyone who falls firmly in the middle and just can’t decide between them.
Instead, you can combine the best of both into one deep-fried, golden brown, bite-sized bite.
They’re a little like hush puppies, but they’re made from mashed potatoes and stuffing. They’re best if dipped in gravy.
11. Chicken and Stuffing Stuffed Shells
Stuffed shells are another convenient, cheesy way to get rid of extra boxes of stuffing in the pantry.
Pasta is always a safe bet in our house, and mixing the cheesy goodness of stuffed shells with the savory, herby flavor of Stove Top stuffing is an unbeatable combination.
Throw in some chicken and mushrooms, and you’ll have an exciting evening meal.
12. Cauliflower Casserole
You may already know you can use stuffing mix to make squash casserole, but did you know you can also use it to make cauliflower casserole?
Cauliflower casserole is similar, but it has a little more crunch thanks to the walnuts.
It’s another savory, cheesy dish that works well as a stand-alone dinner, or you can serve it with leafy greens for the added nutrition.
13. Stuffed Pork Chops
Aside from some salt and pepper, all you’ll need to make these terrific stuffed pork chops are three ingredients – pork chops, cream of mushroom soup, and stuffing.
Slice the pork chops open and fill them with the stuffing. Season with salt and pepper, and pour the cream of mushroom soup over each one.
Bake for about half an hour, and then enjoy!
14. Cheesy Stuffing Casserole
It’s hard to beat broccoli and cheese unless you throw it in a casserole with some corn, stuffing, and cream of chicken soup.
That takes it from a yummy side dish to a healthy meal all by itself. The stuffing adds a touch of crunch, but the cheesy middle is pure, gooey deliciousness.
15. Turkey Stuffing Burgers
Turkey burgers are a healthy alternative to beef patties anytime. However, sometimes it’s hard to get the seasoning just right.
With this recipe, you can take out the guesswork and let the stuffing do the seasoning for you.
These taste best when cooked in a skillet, served with gravy and fries.
16. Cranberry and Pecan Stuffing
This recipe is perfect if you love the taste of store-bought stuffing but want to add to it and make it a little more filling and tasty.
You’ll start with the original stuffing mix. Then add some dried cranberries, chopped pecans, celery, onions, chicken broth, and butter.
It turns an already good stuffing into a great stuffing everyone will swear is entirely homemade.
17. Turkey and Stuffing Balls
If you’re looking for a unique Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizer this year, these turkey and stuffing balls are perfect.
Their texture and consistency are similar to sausage balls.
These, however, are made from two holiday favorites – stuffing and turkey.
You can serve them as part of a meal with veggies and mashed potatoes, or alone with gravy as a dipping sauce.
18. Swiss Cheese Chicken Stuffing Casserole
It was hard to resist adding just one more cheesy casserole dish to the list before we ended it, so I threw this one in for good measure.
Like most of the others I’ve mentioned, this one takes only about 10 minutes to prepare and uses minimal ingredients.
All you’ll need for it is chicken, some stuffing, butter, water, a couple of cans of cream of chicken soup, and a half-pound of Swiss cheese.
Also like the others, when it’s finished, it’s cheesy, savory, and will totally “stick to your ribs.”
You’ll know it’s done when the chicken is cooked thoroughly, and the cheese is warm and bubbly.
19. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Bites
This is one of the easiest appetizers you’ll ever make. All you need are two ingredients – stuffing and bacon.
Stuffing is wonderful by itself, but everything tastes better when you wrap it in bacon.
That’s precisely what you do for this recipe. Prepare the stuffing just as it’s meant to be prepared; then roll it up into golf ball-sized balls and wrap it with bacon.
Pop them into the oven, and cook them for about 20-25 minutes.
Afterward, you can serve them alone, with gravy, or with another of your favorite dipping sauces.
You may not think stuffing and empanadas have anything in common, but you’d be wrong. These after-Christmas empanadas are the proof.
It’s also another of those recipes you can make using fresh ingredients or holiday leftovers.
Take the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy, and mix them with the egg, water, and sage.
Spoon the whole mixture into pie pastry dough, fold them over, and bake them for about 15 minutes.
When they’re done, they should be beautifully golden and perfectly sized to dip in leftover gravy or cranberry sauce.
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