15 Mistakes That Ruin Thanksgiving Stuffing


In my family, Thanksgiving stuffing isn't exactly a science. It usually comes from a bag, gets cooked in whichever way the instructions say we're supposed to cook it, and then the flavor doesn't matter because it's doused with gravy. With that said, I feel sort of bad that we haven't given the stuffing the attention it deserves the past, oh, 20 years or so. The hard truth? Homemade stuffing is totally amazing. Heck, it can be fantabulous! I've seen the light -- and that light is homemade stuffing.


The only catch? One just has to go about making it the right way.

Stuffing may be up there with the most favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey is kind of over, and mashed sweet potatoes are great and all, but how often do we get the amazing flavors that make up a superb stuffing? Not often. And that's because a lot goes into making it, which is exactly why it's got to be perfect on the one day of the year that stuffing is the star.

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Here are 15 mistakes not to make in order to get stuffing to become a beloved tradition of making homemade. We also have tips on how to make it flavorful and enjoyable for all, and to get that crispy top that all the relatives will be raving about. 

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