Your Christmas, sorted: stuffing

by Great British Chefs 1 December 2021

Whether stuffed inside your Christmas bird or cooked separately as an accompaniment, stuffing never fails to go down well with a crowd. Here are a selection of our favourite Christmas stuffing recipes.

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One of the most popular Christmas dinner accompaniments out there, a great homemade stuffing doesn't need to be complicated but is above and beyond anything you can make from a packet. Whether you decide to go for a traditional sausage meat stuffing or fancy trying something veggie-friendly, one of these recipes is bound to tick all the right boxes.

Fig and chestnut stuffing

Chestnut stuffing is one of the most traditional Christmas recipes around and Sally Abé has put her own spin on this vegetarian recipe by adding figs for sweetness. 

Fried stuffing balls

These dainty spheres from Alyn Williams are coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried in order to add a lovely crispy finish. Whether dunked in cranberry sauce or covered in gravy, you can be sure they'll go down well with your guests at Christmas.

Apricot stuffing

Dominic Chapman chooses to mix apricots with pork mince in this festive recipe to bring a fruitiness to his stuffing. A great thing about this recipe is that it can be made in advance and frozen, to relieve some of the stress on Christmas Day.

Italian sausage and Parmesan stuffing balls

Not only do these Italian-inspired balls of stuffing taste delicious but they also look fantastic on the plate. Rich with Parmesan and Italian sausage, each ball is tied together with smoked pancetta and a crispy sage bow.

Celery stuffing

Celery may not be something you'd commonly associate with stuffing but its fresh flavour pairs particularly well with turkey and chicken, making it a fantastic choice for a Christmas dinner.

Prune, bacon and brandy stuffing

If you're looking to add some decadence to your Christmas stuffing, this is the recipe for you. Laced with brandy and full of diced prune and bacon, this stuffing has a bit of everything.

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