Good Stuffings

A good stuffing is not only useful for adding flavour to your foods , but they also make them go further - and if used with poultry and boned joints will actually help them to keep their shape.

Breadcrumbs are traditionally used to form the base of stuffings, though, sausagemeat, rice, and chestnuts are often used to either substitute or to compliment the crumbs.

Generally you will find that stuffings swell during cooking and should therefore be packed loosely inside poultry and joints.

Using beaten egg to bind produces a firmer stuffing than if you had used milk or stock.

Allow 2 to 3oz [50 - 75 gm] per lb [half kilo] meat, fish or poultry.

Tried and tested Stuffings

Parsley, lemon and thyme. for veal, poultry, cutlets of fish and whole fish such as haddock.

4oz [100gm] fresh white breadcrumbs

1oz [25gm] finely shredded suet

1 level tablespoon finely chopped parsley

half level teaspoon of thyme

finely grated peel of half a lemon

salt and pepper to taste

1 standard egg, beaten

milk or stock [if necessary]

Combine crumbs with suet, parsley, lemon peel, thyme and salt and pepper to taste.

Bind with the beaten egg, adding milk or stock only if necessary.


Piquant rice stuffing wonderful stuffing for poultry

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 medium green pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

4oz [100gm] lean bacon, chopped

1 tablespoon salad oil

2 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped

1 tablespoon soft brown sugar

1 level tablespoon finely chopped parsley

8oz [200gm] boiled rice [cooked weight]

seasoning to taste.

Slowly fry onion, bacon and green pepper in the oil until the onion is a pale gold colour. Remove from heat.

Stir in all remaining ingredients, Leave until cold before using.


Apple and Raisin stuffing.  for duck, pork, bacon joints and lamb

4oz [100gm] fresh white breadcrumbs

4 medium cooking apples

1 small onion , grated

3 level tablespoons seedless raisins

1 level tablespoon castor sugar

salt and pepper to taste

1oz [25gm] butter, melted

a little stock or milk [if necessary]

Put crumbs into bowl..Peel core and chop apples. ..Add to crumbs with onion , raisins and sugar.

Season to taste with salt and pepper..Bind with butter and stock or milk only if necessary.


Packet Stuffings

Packet stuffings do make a good alternative to the homemade stuffings and can also be varied by adding parsley, celery or nuts .

The packet stuffings can be used as directed or rolled into little balls and fried , baked or even added to stews and casseroles instead of dumplings.

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Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

Stuffing is one of my favorite foods. Thanks for these great ideas!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

You were quick, thanks for dropping in, tis mine too!


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hilltrekker 7 years ago

Hey,what a tasty hub you have posted. Thanks for making the flavours of stuffing speak.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

I did! Why thank you so much, hilltrekker.


Iphigenia 7 years ago

Like all of these - the rice one is my favourite. As a vegetarian I would use this to stuff savoy cabbage leaves then make a sauce of some variety to pour over the lot. Hungry ....


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

What a great idea Iphy, must try that, a cheese sauce could work.


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Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

Well I already have a few tasty recipes from hubbers, especially angelo di fluno, but since I love stuffings I must include yours in my collection. I will tell everybody these are from you! :)


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Thanks Haunty, enjoy and I hope your friends enjoy too.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Num Num Num, gosh, wonder why I'm suddenly hungry for stuffing.. Hmm. I like to add stuffing to my stuffing to make it go farther, maybe past my son.. maybe. Great recipies!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Hey Candie, I can tell you like stuffing, maybe I will do another hub with a few more recipes. What do you think?


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I've made a really good stuffing with some of my sausage mince


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

What did you add to that one Cindy? I have a recipe where mustard and onions are added which is tasty, Do you want to add your recipe here?


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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

Definitely going to have to try the rice stuffing and the apple and rasin. Bookmarking this one. Thanks!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Thanks Jerilee, much appreciated, never had a hub bookmarked before, well not that I am aware of anyway.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I would love more recipes and I must say I'm surprised Cindy parts with her sausage for anything!!! LOL!!!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Thanks for popping in, Candie. Think it would be great to have Cindy's sausage stuffing recipe added, thought I would try, you never know! watch this space haha


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Ahhhhh! Did you have to put in such darn cute photos?! Unfortunately, all I keep thinking is, YUMMY! I have to say, I'm a picky stuffing person. Though the older I get, the more I enjoy it. Love how you put in the different recipes for different foods. Felt like a wine list =). Awesome as usual. Thanks. (By the way, it's not even 8 am here and all I want is ... stuffing, and some other stuff to go along with it.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Thought the cute photos were a good touch, different than cooked foods. 8am where are you? tis 2pm here, just had my lunch.


ralwus 7 years ago

Hey nice recipe there. I may have to use it. I bet I have a good stuffing fer you too. hehe


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

lol, bet you do!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

It sounds divine but what is suet? I have never heard of it, is it a fat?


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

yes, bp, it is the fat from beef, shredded. If you write to:

the atora kitchen, PO box 100, Blackburn, Lancs. BBO 1GR, England

they should be able to advise you where you can obtain it. I buy it in a box from the supermarket lol


ralwus 7 years ago

I love stuffing. I love it more when it's stuffed me. LOL nice recipes. Ever use twinkies? Twinkie stuffing! yum


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

That woud be telling...lol


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oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

Hawkesdream Hi. Great stuffing recipes, especially liked the apple and raisin one,went great with a boned leg of lamb.Perfect.

Thank you for the information on which stuffing to have with the different cuts of meat/fish/chicken, it is so very helpful. The photographs are all cute. Thanks again Voted up.:):)


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Hawkesdream 4 years ago from Cornwall Author

Thanks oliversmum, it is great to know that these recipes are being tried out. Thanks for letting me know.

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