All I can suggest is that you look at the recipes and try one that seems about right.
The lack of flavor suggests those you have eaten did not have enough spices, herbs, or related foods to make them taste good to you.
Many add meat, including sauage, others add fruits and veggies, including such things as onions, celery, bell peppers, or hotter chiles, diced apples, raisins, and many others.
The often served Thanksgiving stuffing often has sage and thyme. Other spices may include rosemary or marjoram, parsley is added by many.
Always find a splash of a hot sauce, keeping the heat under the detectable level for most guests, gives it a bit of zing.
This is just the beginning, cause stuffin's and dressin's can be made with many different ingredients. But there is no need for them to be bland.
Have used stovetop, in a hurry, but always zing it up.