Skip Nav
Disney
Snack Your Way Through Disneyland With This Delectable, Edible Guide
Gifts For Men
If You Need a Holiday Hostess Gift, Look No Further
Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Recipes
This Cannabis-Infused Viral Cookie Recipe Is Next Level Delicious
Dinner
Festive Christmas Dinner Menu Options That Put the "Happy" in Happy Holidays
Brie vs. Camembert
Cooking Basics
Brie vs. Camembert: What's the Difference?

Stuffing vs. Dressing: What's the Difference?

Stuffing and Dressing: Is There Really a Difference?

It's arguably the standout dish at Thanksgiving, yet at the same time shrouded in ambiguity. What's the proper way to refer to it: stuffing or dressing? Is there even a distinction?

Some believe that if it's cooked inside a roast, it should be dubbed stuffing; if it's prepared outside the bird, then the proper name for it is dressing. But go south of the Mason-Dixon line, and cooks will call it dressing, regardless of its preparation, citing the term "stuffing" as an unpleasant-sounding word. Likewise, northern states and New Englanders generally refer to the dish as stuffing across the board.

So, much like the soda-pop debate, whether you term that beloved side of seasoned starch and vegetables stuffing or dressing is really a matter of where you're eating. But we can all call it one thing for sure: delicious.

ADVERTISEMENT
Image Source: Corbis Images
From Our Partners
Royal Family at the Queen's Christmas Lunch December 2018
Kate Middleton Pink Dress at Queen's Christmas Lunch 2018
Sandra Bullock Red Dress at Bird Box Screening 2018
Walmart Edible Gifts 2018
Best Wrapping Paper From Amazon
Matt Damon Best Christmas Ever Saturday Night Live Skit 2018
Christmas Cookie Recipes 2018
How to Cope With Holiday Depression
Kate Middleton Sweater on Christmas Card 2018
Botox During the Holidays
Melville Giant Marshmallow Sheet
Trader Joe's Peppermint Bark Popcorn
From Our Partners
Latest Recipes, Menus, Food & Wine
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds