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Do you stuff your bird?

Recently it's been warned that stuffing shouldn't be placed inside the bird, but only cooked and served on the side (dressing - technically). Do you stuff your bird anyway, or keep it on the side only?


Asked by ss_mom at 6:49 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • I've always stuffed it, no one has ever become ill (and this is my 21st year hosting Thanksgiving)

    (A lot of that research shows that the reason it's dangerous is because proper cooking procedures haven't been followed - the bird is stuffed too tightly to cook properly, the stuffing was kept at room temperature before cooking, etc.)

    Answer by Scuba at 6:52 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • nope. We make a pan dressing and fill out turkey with oranges, garlic, thyme and rosemary

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:50 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Use to, but now we only buy Turkey breast... stuffing gets made in a separate dish...

    Answer by gmasboy at 7:24 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I stuff mine with lemons, oranges, fresh herbs, cinammon sticks, and other aromatics.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:13 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • no

    Answer by Bugbait at 9:11 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Nope, I would rather not get food poisoning again.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:08 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I have always stuffed my bird.....both sides. Just always have to make sure it's done. I have had stuffed birds all my life and have never gotten sick or had a problem......There is just something about a stuffed bird......Mmmmmm

    Answer by abbamoldme at 8:52 AM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I never have because it makes the stuffing too dry...I cook it separately.

    Answer by Queenofscrap at 5:49 PM on Nov. 19, 2010