Best Overall: Martin's Potatobread Stuffing
Runner-Up: Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing
Most Like Stovetop: Stovetop
It's that time of the year again. For those of you who missed last year's tasting, here's a summary of the results.
We should first clarify, this tasting was actually with "dressings" not "stuffings," since we baked them in casserole pans, not inside the turkey's hollowed-out body. But for the record, we'll probably keep calling it stuffing since the proper terminology may cause confusion. Some people hear dressing and just picture a big bottle of Ranch—and we didn't eat pans of that.
We tried the following nationally available brands: Stovetop, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods 365, Martin's Potato Rolls, Pepperidge Farms (both Herb-Seasoned and Cornbread), and Canterbury Organics.
- Bread: Nice sized chunks (not powder, not huge wedges) with good texture (not mushy, not dry)
- Herbs: Are they balanced? Are they overwhelming? Do they taste dusty or dry?
- Vegetables: Do they taste real, or are they dehydrated papery nubs?
- Overall flavor: We like our stuffing to have a rich buttery and savory flavor with a balanced herbiness.