Rice Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Best-loved recipes for family classics like cornbread dressing, bread and celery stuffing, and sausage stuffing.

Staff Picks

Minnesota Real Wild Rice Stuffing

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
The nutty flavor of wild rice makes a great combo with dried apricots, pine nuts, and traditional ingredients. I combined some recipes and the result was eagerly consumed. When I made this I fully cooked the rice. This is a forgiving and flexible recipe. There are so many different things to add or substitute: walnuts, almonds, orange zest, dried cranberries, mushrooms, more bread, whatever you prefer.

Rice Stuffing with Apples, Herbs, and Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
This is by far the best stuffing recipe I have ever had. I have made it for the last 3 Thanksgivings and everyone has raved about it. It is very unique and the flavors are so delicious!!! Serve this up for Thanksgiving and your guests will be asking for the recipe!!!
By REDHEADEDMYSTERY

Vegetarian Stuffing

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
I take this to our family gathering for the holidays. Everyone likes it - the meat eaters don't miss the giblets. You can make it vegan by deleting the mushroom soup and increasing the broth, also use no/low fat soup if you like. Chopped walnuts can be substituted for chopped pecans.

Wild Rice with Rosemary and Cashew Stuffing

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
Essentially, this is a rice pilaf that I have modified ever-so-slightly to be used as a stuffing for a small roasting chicken. The type of nuts, mushroom, and herbs can be varied in any number of ways.
By GADZUBA

Gluten Free Rice Chicken Stuffing

Rating: 5 stars 7
This is a flavor take-off of a famous brand of stuffing that my gluten-free husband was drooling over. The flavors are there if the texture isn't too hard to get your mind over, or if you're missing that particular stuffing too.

Wild Rice Stuffing for Turkey

Rating: 4 stars 44
This is an old family recipe. If you like wild rice, try this with your turkey! You won't be disappointed! (This recipe will stuff a 12 lb. bird. Can be easily doubled for larger bird. You can stuff it and cook it in the bird, or cook it in a dish as stated below.)

Quinoa Stuffing

Rating: 4 stars 52
Quinoa is a fluffy, slightly crunchy, high-protein, gluten-free alternative grain native to South America. This can be used to stuff a turkey or served as a side dish.

Leslie's Broccoli, Wild Rice, and Mushroom Stuffing

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
This is the only stuffing I ever make and it gets RAVES! Not only is it beautiful, it has a wonderful meld of flavors and textures. Want something different than a sage dressing? Try mine!

Traditional Rice Stuffing

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
My mother passed this recipe on to her daughters as it was passed on to her from her mother. It is a delicious alternative to traditional bread stuffing, and my family always requests it when a chicken or turkey is on the menu. It will be a stunning addition to your Sunday night dinner table. As with any good recipe, adjust the seasonings to your taste. This recipe quantity is for an approximately 5-pound chicken.

Crawfish Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
This is one of our favorite recipes. It goes great with fried turkey, and makes a bunch. A combination of Cajun ingredients makes for a delicious dressing.

Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
This recipe was given to me by a friend, and it has been a family tradition ever since. No need to stuff the turkey. This dressing can be made the day before Thanksgiving and heated in the microwave 10 minutes before serving!
By MARJK

Cranberry Pecan Brown Rice Stuffing

Rating: 5 stars 6
This stuffing also makes an excellent and flavorful side dish.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Rice Dressing
Rating: Unrated 6
This dressing has a touch of tradition with a bit of Asian flair. My family is allergic to wheat but I wanted to continue with the traditional dressing idea. I then came up with the following which is my family's favorite now.
Stuffed Boneless Quail with Wild Rice and Sage Stuffing
Rating: Unrated 5
Quail are stuffed with a savory mixture of wild rice, onion, celery, sage, parsley and walnuts. This is a dish you'll impress yourself with!
Dad's Oyster Dressing
Rating: Unrated 15
Sarah's Vegetarian Stuffing

I did a lot of research on baking and preparation techniques and ingredients in stuffing and this is what I came up with. It is my best stuffing recipe to-date and everybody who tried it complimented it with praise. This recipe is also vegetarian-friendly.