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Stuffing Recipes for a Thanksgiving Turkey


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Below are four stuffing recipes suitable for serving with your Turkey at Thanksgiving or any other time of year. They work equally well with chicken, goose and other poultry. For lots more stuffing recipes click here.


All of the recipes below can be used to stuff the neck end of the turkey or baked separately in a well greased shallow baking tin for about 20 minutes at 200C, 400F, gas Mark 6.




Cranberry Pecan Stuffing    Veg  HT  ACC  45mins


Serves 6-8    or   stuffs the neck end of a 5.4kg/ 12 lb Turkey


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25g/1oz Butter
1 stick Celery, chopped
1 small Onion, chopped
1 teasp Dried Sage, crushed
1 teasp Dried Thyme
Salt and Black Pepper
200g/7oz Cornbread, cubed
50g/2oz Pecan Nuts, chopped
75g/3oz Fresh or Dried Cranberries
120ml/4fl.oz. Vegetable or Chicken Stock


1. Heat the butter in a small saucepan, add the celery and onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes until just tender, stirring from time to time.

2. Remove from heat then stir in the sage, thyme, salt and pepper.

3. Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl together with the celery mixture, pecans, cranberries and stock, mixing well to moisten.


Corn Stuffing   HT   ACC   10mins

Serves 4    or   stuffs the neck end of a 2.7kg/ 6 lb turkey


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300g/11oz Sweetcorn Kernels

1 Onion, finely chopped

50g/2oz Butter

50g/2oz Fresh Breadcrumbs

Salt and Black pepper

1 Egg




1. Melt the butter in a large pan, add the onions and fry until golden brown. Remove from the heat, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.


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Sage and Onion Stuffing    HT  ACC      20mins 

Serves 4    or   stuffs the neck end of a 2.7kg/ 6 lb turkey


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2 Large Onions, chopped

25g/1oz Butter

175g/6oz Fresh White Breadcrumbs

2 level teasp Dried Sage

Salt and Pepper




1. Place the onions in a pan of cold water. Bring to the boil then cook for 10 minutes, until tender. Drain well.


2. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.



Celery Stuffing for Turkey   Veg  HT  ACC   20mins

Serves 4    or   stuffs the neck end of a 2.7kg/ 6 lb turkey


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4 Large Sticks Celery

Grated rind and juice of ˝ a Lemon

175g/6oz Fresh Breadcrumbs

1 Egg

50g/2oz Butter, melted

2 teasp Fresh Parsley, chopped

1 tbsp Grated Onion




1. Cut the celery into chunks and place in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and finely chop.


2. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend well adding a little of the celery stock to moisten if necessary.



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