Stuffing vs. Dressing: The annual debate


Some say, if it’s cooked inside the turkey it’s “stuffing.” If it’s cooked in a dish, it’s “dressing.”

Although, most people up north refer to it as “stuffing” regardless of how it is prepared. The same holds true for “dressing” in the south. No matter how it is prepared, southerners call it “dressing.”

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According to, up until the 1850s, everyone referred to it as “stuffing.”

What do you call it in your home?

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