Cranberry Walnut Stuffing {Simple Stuffing Recipe}

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Cranberry Walnut Stuffing is a flavorful cranberry stuffing. A stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving is an essential holiday side dish. This homemade stuffing recipe will sure to please everyone.

 

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Stuffing Recipe For Thanksgiving

With the leaves turning colors, that means the hunt for Thanksgiving recipes is on! One of the most searched is a stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving! A simple stuffing recipe is the best to serve up with your Thanksgiving turkey!

 

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Cranberry Stuffing

I love mixing flavors. I decided I wanted to mix a walnut dressing with a fresh cranberry stuffing for a homemade stuffing recipe. By doing this I created the cranberry stuffing!

 

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Homemade Stuffing Recipe

When I was married,  Thanksgiving was the only holiday My ex-husband would allow me to cook for him. So creating a homemade stuffing recipe was very important to me. I had to show him I really did know how to cook. So I had to make my stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving perfect.

 

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Is It Stuffing Or Dressing?

In the Cajun Crawfish Dressing: A Southern Holiday Side Dish I asked is it Stuffing or Dressing? The results were interesting. Northerners call it stuffing. Southerners call it dressing.

I did some research on is it stuffing or is it dressing? Here is what I found out:

  • Stuffing is the name when you put seasoned bread into a bird.
  • A dressing is when the seasoned bread is served alongside a bird.
  • Northern states tend to stuff birds.
  • Southern states tend to serve alongside the bird.

 

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Simple Stuffing Recipe

Want to know the real inspiration behind this simple stuffing recipe? When I was a kid, I would always mix my cranberry sauce with my mom’s homemade stuffing recipe on my plate. The combination of cranberry sauce and her stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving really tasted good. So I used that act I did as a kid as inspiration for this cranberry stuffing!

 

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Stuffing With Cranberries and Walnuts

The walnut idea for stuffing with cranberries and walnuts came about because of a Persian dish that had walnut and Pomegranate in it.  That Persian walnut dressing is a sweet and savory recipe, like this cranberry stuffing.

This Cranberry Walnut Stuffing turned out so yummy. Ok, I ate the entire bowl of walnut and cranberry stuffing for dinner. I am not ashamed to admit it. Cranberry walnut stuffing was really good!

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Cranberry Walnut Stuffing Simple Stuffing Recipe
Yield: 10 Servings

Cranberry Walnut Stuffing Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Cranberry Walnut Stuffing is a flavorful cranberry stuffing. A stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving is an essential holiday side dish. This homemade stuffing recipe will sure to please everyone.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 9 cups soft bread cubes
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 2 tablespoon dried poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  1. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Cook celery, cranberries, and onion in butter, stirring frequently until onion is tender.
  3. Take off the heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add the bread cubes, chicken stock, and eggs.
  5. Add the onion mixture along with the walnuts and poultry seasoning.
  6. Mix everything up well.
  7. Stuff inside your turkey and cook your turkey.
  8. If you prefer to cook separate, place into a well-greased baking dish, preheat the oven to 350F.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for about 25 minutes.
  10. Either way, serve it up and ENJOY!

Notes

You can make this as a dressing or stuff it into a bird and cook it that way!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 105mg Sodium: 447mg Carbohydrates: 28g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g
 

 

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  • [email protected]
    November 19, 2017

    This stuffing is really very inviting.

  • Kim @ Three Olives Branch
    November 19, 2017

    This sounds and looks amazing! I love savory stuffings, and can not get enough cranberry this time of year! Yum!

    • Deanna
      November 19, 2017

      I LOVE cranberries!!! 🙂 Thank you!

  • debi at Life Currents
    November 19, 2017

    I love it when the stuffing has extra goodies in it like this one. Stuffing is my favorite part of the thanksgiving meal! I need to try your recipe soon.

    • Deanna
      November 19, 2017

      Me too!!! I love adding a tart sweet twist to savory 🙂 Thank you!!

  • Traci @ The Kitchen Girl
    November 19, 2017

    Deanna, what a great recipe! I love building entire dishes around cranberries and you’ve just given me one for the collection 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Deanna
      November 19, 2017

      Thank you so much!! Cranberries is my weakness in holiday recipes myself 🙂

  • Jeni @ Biscuits & Booze
    November 19, 2017

    Cranberries and walnuts! Yummy! And you know, I’ve bene thinking about doing a post on the difference between stuffing (which is cooked in a bird) and dressing – which is made on the side! I find most people don’t know but the differences are fun imo!

    • Deanna
      November 19, 2017

      It is interesting to see what people call it 🙂 Thanks!!

  • Denisse | Le Petit Eats
    November 19, 2017

    Stuffing is my favorite side dish at Thanksgiving. I definitely need to try it with cranberries and walnuts sometime!

    • Deanna
      November 19, 2017

      It is my favorite too!!! Thanks!!!

  • Olivia
    March 31, 2018

    WOW! The flavors in this dish! It looks amazing!