Stuffing is an edible mixture that is served as a side dish, usually to a roast dinner. It comes as a ball shape or used to fill a cavity in another food item whilst cooking, most popularly a roast joint. Stuffing serves to keep food moist while also adding to the mix of flavours of both the stuffing and the thing it is stuffed in.
It can be homemade or shop-bought and often consists of dried breadcrumbs, onion, celery, salt, pepper, and other spices and herbs, a popular herb being sage. Sage and Onion stuffing is the most popular and readily available flavour. Popular additions in the United Kingdom include dried fruits and nuts such as apricots, cranberries and chestnuts.