Dressing versus Stuffing

November 16th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Herb Stuffing with Sage Leeks and Chard

Herb Stuffing with Sage Leeks and Chard

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Dressing vs. Stuffing

What’s the difference?  Is there any?  Growing up in Michigan, we always referred to the bread-based dish that was cooked in the turkey as stuffing.  To my knowledge, that’s the only way it was ever cooked as well.  As I learned more about food and cooking, I heard more than once that stuffing was the dish cooked inside the bird and dressing was cooked in a casserole dish outside the bird.  Makes sense, right?  To me it was a sufficient explanation.

This year in the November issue of Bon Appetit a whole article was written about the difference.  As it turns out it really depends on where you live, or even family tradition, as to what people call the dish.  In the end, it doesn’t matter what you call it, as long as it tastes delicious!

Herb Stuffing with Leeks and Chard

A year ago on The Daily Morsel

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