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Stuffing recipes your guests won’t soon forget!

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mi cocina stuffThanksgiving is so close that we can almost smell the roasting turkey and feel the biscuit dough underneath our fingers. And yet…that’s not what any of us are really waiting for. No, we are really looking forward to that stuffing. Put it inside the bird, cook it outside of the bird, call it dressing, just don’t call it missing for dinner. In case you are in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary this Thanksgiving, check out these 5 spicy and savory twists on stuffing:

For a decidedly Latin flair, how about this yucca stuffing from Mi Cocina? Expect the standard ground pork and milk soaked bread, but that is where the familiarities end. Mix in pimentos, cilantro, capers, and other ingredients for a fragrant, herbaceous stuffing that is anything but ho-hum.

que rica vida stuffingThanksgiving goes to San Juan in Puerto Rican inspired mofongo stuffing. Que Rica Vida’s Jeannette Quiñones Cantore brings this traditional Puerto Rican dish to the Thanksgiving table by frying and then mashing green plantains with garlic, onions, crispy bacon, and other seasonings and spices. As an added bonus, this dish is naturally gluten free!

Relleno de pava, as prepared by Laylita’s Recipes, is a sweet and savory take on traditional American stuffing. Think beef, chorizo, achiote, sweet wine, breadcrumbs, and a host of other ingredients that make this hearty enough to be a main dish but soft enough to be a perfect sandwich layer.

With a name like “kickass Mexican chorizo cornbread stuffing,” you know that it’s gonna be a little spicy, a little porky, and a LOT delicious. What We’re Eating loads day old cornbread with roasted poblano and jalapeno peppers, sweet white corn, and of course plenty of spicy, savory chorizo. Top it with mole sauce, as recommended, for another layer of sweet and earthy flavors!

Of course, maybe you already have your stuffing and just want to jazz it up for a midnight feast? In that case, follow Pennywise Cook’s lead and serve your leftovers enchilada style. Simply wrap turkey slices around leftover stuffing, bathe the whole dish in gravy, and reheat until warm and irresistibly delicious. Don’t be afraid to add some mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce to the filling! Enchilada stuffing

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