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5 Awesome Turkey Stuffing Ideas

Looking for some fresh takes on Thanksgiving stuffing, we recently came across the concept of tamale stuffing. Basically, you crumble up a bunch of tamales, add some tomatoes, onion, garlic, cheese and seasoning, shove inside a turkey and bake. Win!!

The coolest part about this is that by making tamales into stuffing, you're taking an entree and transforming it into what counts as a side item at Thanksgiving. And that right there is fatso baller thinking. We like.

Don't like tamales, but do like the idea of getting creative with your turkey stuffing this year? Try one of our ideas to seriously wow this year's Thanksgiving crowd:

1) Tacos. Stuff the bird with tacos and make your guests muy happy. Taco Bell just got super jealous that they didn't think of this first. Introducing: Taco Butt Turkey.

2) Vodka. If it works with watermelons, it must work with a turkey, right? We're sure Sandra Lee is with us on this one.

3) Candy! Stuff your turkey full of Sweet Tarts and Blow Pops, hang it from a tree and go after it pinata-style. Pinata-sgiving is the coolest.

4) Scarves! Watching your weight? Opt out of a food-stuffing and instead, go for some spectacle. Tie a ridiculous number of scarves together, shove them in the turkey and when it's stuffing-serving time, you get to be a Thanksgiving magician!

5) McRibs. This year, ask your guests, "White meat, dark meat or McRib?" Mmmm. Pass us some more of that molded meat product!

Alternatively, you could just make the Walmarty-one-stop-Thanksgiving-shop of cakes: Chow.com's Thanksgiving Turkey Layer Cake:

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Alice Laussade writes about food, kids, music, and anything else she finds to be completely ridiculous. She created and hosts the Dallas event, Meat Fight, which is a barbecue competition and fundraiser that benefits the National MS Society. Last year, the event raised $100,000 for people living with MS, and 750 people could be seen shoving sausage links into their faces. And one time, she won a James Beard Award for Humor in Writing. That was pretty cool.
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