Christmas stuffing recipes

Whether you’re using it to stuff a turkey or serving it as a scrumptious side dish, stuffing is an essential part of any Christmas spread.

A simple stuffing recipe is easy to throw together and perfect for prepping ahead of time, meaning you can get big flavour and texture on the table with minimum fuss. Check out our selection of Christmas stuffing recipes for classic combos, tasty twists and some epic veggie alternatives. 

Take the traditional combination of pork, sage and onion to the next level with this Oliver-family favourite. The sweet chestnuts add a delicious crunch and the orange and lemon zest give it a zingy freshness.

Combine roasted butternut squash and red onion with cranberries, pistachios and warming spices for this beautiful veggie stuffing showstopper. Feel free to mix up the fruit and nuts with whatever you’ve got in your cupboard.

We’re going to the king of Italian food for his favourite pork and onion stuffing recipe. Gennaro adds a pinch of chilli flakes to give it a bit of a kick, plus he’s got some great ideas for additional festive embellishments.

Baked in a bundt tin and crowned with crispy sage leaves, this pork and cider stuffing with sweet leeks is so good it might just show up your centrepiece. To make it veggie, simply swap the sausagemeat for caramelised roasted squash.

Keep things seasonal with this simple stuffing recipe – parsnip and apple add sweetness and texture to the sausagemeat, and whether you use gluten-free or regular bread is up to you.

Rich and earthy, this mushroom stuffing makes the perfect accompaniment to any roasted meat or is great served on its own as a vegan main. Add chopped nuts for texture and finish with fresh parsley. Yum!

This is classic stuffing taken up a notch: mix beautiful pork shoulder with slow-cooked leeks and onions, smoky bacon and chestnuts, then bake until golden and gnarly. And, trust us, the addition of peaches and clementines makes all the difference.

Need something saucy to go with your Christmas roast? Check out our favourite festive sauce recipes for inspiration.