Slices of layered stuffing on a large platter

Fancy Christmas stuffing

  • serves 6 as a side
  • Easy

Miso adds a deep savoury sweetness to this fancy stuffing recipe. Flecked with pistachios and cranberries (and wrapped in streaky bacon), it's an absolute must on Christmas Day


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  • vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • onions 2, finely chopped
  • garlic 3 cloves, finely chopped
  • white miso 2 tbsp (optional)
  • sage a handful of leaves, finely chopped
  • soft white breadcrumbs 100g
  • black peppercorns crushed to make ½ tsp
  • sausagemeat 450g
  • streaky bacon 24 slices
  • pistachios 100g
  • cranberries 100g, fresh or frozen (defrosted if so)
  • caramelised red onion chutney 100g


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the onions for 10 minutes or until soft, then stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the miso, if using.

  • Step 2

    Scrape into a bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the sage, breadcrumbs, black pepper and sausagemeat. Season with salt.

  • Step 3

    Put the streaky bacon slices onto a chopping board and use the back of a large knife to stretch the bacon. Use these to line the bottom and sides of a 900g loaf tin, overlapping the rashers slightly. Make sure there’s a little bacon overhanging the tin.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6. Smooth down a quarter of the sausagemeat into the bottom of the tin. Evenly scatter over the pistachios. Spoon another quarter of the sausagemeat, then scatter over the cranberries. Repeat with the sausagemeat, red onion chutney and finish with sausagemeat.

  • Step 5

    Press to compact slightly, then fold over the overhanging bacon to seal in the stuffing. Cook in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until the stuffing is cooked through.

  • Step 6

    Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then carefully drain any liquid from the tin. Gently run a knife around the inside of the tin, turn out the stuffing and slice to serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 599
  • Fat 42g
  • Saturates 13.7g
  • Carbs 28.9g
  • Sugars 15.3g
  • Fibre 4.37g
  • Protein 24.2g
  • Salt 3.7g