Betty Crocker's cranberry stuffing recipe and Food Network's sausage, dried cranberry and apple stuffing recipe are both good cranberry stuffing recipes. While Betty Crocker's recipe is simple and easy to make, Food Network chooses a more complex recipe with numerous flavorful ingredients.
To make Betty Crocker's cranberry stuffing, melt 1 cup of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 cup of chopped celery stalks and 1 chopped onion. Cook for two minutes. Add 3 cups of soft bread cubes and stir using a wooden spoon. Transfer the ingredients to a large bowl, add 6 cups of soft bread cubes, 1/2 cup of cranberries, 1 tablespoon chopped thyme and 1 tablespoon of sage and toss. Season with salt and pepper and use the mixture to stuff the turkey.
To make Food Network's sausage, dried cranberry and apple stuffing, sautéed 1 pound sausage in a skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a bowl. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet. Add 3 cups of sliced leeks, 2 chopped apples, 1 cup of celery and cook for eight minutes. Add 1 cup of dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon of rosemary, 1 teaspoon sage and 6 cups bread cubes. Add 2 cups chicken stock, and season with salt and pepper. Stir lightly, and place in a casserole dish. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. Let it cool before stuffing the turkey.