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Do you call it dressing or stuffing?

Technically, if it's inside the bird, it's stuffing, If it's in a pan it's dressing, but many people just use the term that they're familiar with.


Asked by SweetLuci at 8:25 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (15)
  • If it's cooked in the bird it's stuffing. If it's made separately while the bird is cooking, then it's dressing.


    Answer by emerald53197 at 9:02 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • i call it stuffing because we always make it inside the bird.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:29 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • We call it dressing in the pan and stuffing in the bird.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:27 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Stuffing

    Answer by Shines3 at 8:30 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • its all stuffing to me. because you stuff YOURSELF with it whether it is in bird or casserole dish. and it is USED fo rstuffing. dressing sounds like merry old colonial times, or middle ages... " to dress the table" no!!! salad dressing dresses the OUTSIDE of a salad... stuffing is used for INside the bird and if leftover its still stuffing. glue is stil lglue even if it sits in a bowl too, its glue not a tool juice

    Answer by silverelf at 8:36 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Since ours comes out the Stove Top Stuffing box, it's stuffing, but it doesn't go into the bird, so I guess it should be called Stove Top Dressing. Just not as catchy, though.

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:37 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • dressing

    Answer by magical_mommy at 8:38 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Stuffing regardless of where it is, because if it's not in the bird, it should be.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:39 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • It's stuffing even though I don't use it to stuff the bird. I use lemons and oranges, rosemary, sage, etc to stuff the cavity.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:49 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • stuffing

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:27 PM on Nov. 3, 2010