Whether you’re hosting a full-scale family feast, a laidback friendsgiving or even a small holiday dinner for two, a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings often feels like a must-do culinary endeavor. That said, a spread of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, gravy and cranberry sauce is a time-consuming kitchen project (we haven’t even mentioned pie yet), and a shortcut or two can help reduce the stress and keep you in a festive mood.
For example, instead of taking the time to chop and dry out loaves of bread to make stuffing from scratch, you can speed the stuffing-making process along by purchasing a pre-made mix.
Stuffing mix sometimes gets a bad rap, with naysayers claiming that it’s less flavorful and less texturally rich than the homemade stuff. But we fully stand behind these eight widely available versions, which we recommend based on our own testing experiences and on the advice of professional chefs.
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