How to Freeze (and Reheat) Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing

Emily Forney
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The usual debate about stuffing is whether or not it should be cooked in a turkey, on a stove top, or baked in the oven. Some people have very strong opinions on this, but the real question isn't about how to cook it - it's about how to make the superior Thanksgiving side dish last the longest. So, can you freeze stuffing? And if so, how does the reheating process work?

The first piece of good news is that yes, you can freeze stuffing! When placed in an airtight container, this side dish can actually hold up in a freezer for 1-3 months. So if you can somehow hold back from eating it the day after, you have a pretty large window to work with. The best storage is by itself, so avoid piling all your turkey or potatoes into the container and let the stuffing sit on its own.

The second piece of good news is that you can pull the stuffing out of the freezer and reheat it like new. Martha Stewart, the queen of home cooking, recommends heating your oven to 325 degrees and placing your stuffing inside for for about 15 minutes. And that's it! You can enjoy the cozy, warm, and delicious side long after Thanksgiving is over.