Stuffing and dressing are both mixtures of various ingredients used to add flavor to a dish, but they are used differently when cooking. Stuffing is typically cooked inside the cavity of a turkey or other poultry dish. It is made of breadcrumbs or cubes, herbs, vegetables, and sometimes meat. The mixture is placed inside the bird before it is roasted. Dressing is usually cooked separately from the poultry dish. It is made with the same ingredients as stuffing, but is usually a wetter mixture. Dressing is usually cooked in a pan or baking dish, allowing the flavors to meld together.