This easy recipe for Gluten Free Stuffing is the best way to enjoy a hearty herbed stuffing that’s perfect for anyone following a gluten-free or celiac-friendly diet. Made with gluten-free bread, celery, onion, broth, dried cranberries and savory herbs and seasonings. Great for a gluten-free holiday season!
- Gluten-Free Bread: You can use your favorite gluten free bread for this recipe. Luckily it is readily available in most grocery stores. I like buying Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread.
- Butter or Ghee: Gives this stuffing a great buttery flavor that’s classic in stuffing or dressing.
- The Vegetables: Celery, Onion & Garlic add classic savory holiday flavor.
- Coconut Aminos or Tamari (Gluten Free Soy Sauce): This may seem out of place for stuffing, but this extra hint of flavor really makes a great layer of flavor. Everyone will wonder why it’s so good!
- Poultry Seasoning: This seasoning mix has all of the classic poultry herb flavors including rosemary, sage, marjoram, and thyme. It’s worth it to buy a bottle every holiday season!
- Chicken or Turkey Stock: Soaks through the bread making it even more flavorful. Even better if you make your own Homemade Bone Broth from rotisserie chicken!
- Eggs (whisked): A couple of eggs add moisture to the bread, making it a soft and delicious stuffing.
- Dried Cranberries: These add a hint of tart and sweetness to each bite of savory gluten-free stuffing.
🤔 Where Can I Find Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix?
- Walmart: Carries the brand Aleias Gluten Free Savory Stuffing Mix which can also be found online.
- Aldi: Makes a gluten-free turkey stuffing mix in their GFree food line.
- Trader Joe’s: Trader Joe’s carries its own brand name gluten-free stuffing mix that gets rave reviews!
📖 How to Make Stuffing with Gluten-Free Bread
1️⃣ Preheat oven and prep bread: Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Cut bread into small even sized cubes. In a large bowl, toss pieces with oil, salt and pepper.
2️⃣ Toast bread pieces: Place cubed bread in an even single layer on a baking sheet pan and bake (making sure to toss them every 10 minutes) until they are toasted but not burned. Set aside to cool. Raise the heat on the the oven up to 350.
3️⃣ Saute veggies: Heat up butter in a large skillet. Then, add chopped celery, onion and garlic. Sauté for 7-10 minutes over medium high heat or until vegetables begin to soften.
4️⃣ Mix everything together: Transfer softened veggies to a large bowl. Add toasted bread, herbs, coconut aminos and chicken (or turkey stock) to the bowl. Toss gently.Then, add whisked egg to the bowl and toss together until everything is coated evenly and the mix-ins are well-distributed.
Spread stuffing into a greased casserole dish, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until the top becomes toasted and browned. Serve hot along with your favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving and holiday foods.
🔁 Gluten-Free Stuffing Variations
Make gluten-free corn bread stuffing: Replace sliced gluten-free bread with gluten-free corn bread.
Add some crumbled browned sausage for a hearty flavor and texture.
Toss in sauteed or air fried mushrooms.
Add some diced green apples to the celery and onion mix for a slightly sweet and crunchy flavor.
Spice things up and add some crushed red pepper flake for a spicy stuffing.
Top with some homemade french fried onions.
👉 Keto Thanksgiving Stuffing
If you’re going keto or low carb this holiday season, you don’t have to miss out on eating stuffing! Make this homemade riced cauliflower stuffing recipe.
♻️ Ways to Use Leftover Stuffing
- Make this Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Casserole
- Add it to some mushroom caps to make stuffed mushrooms.
- Use it as a filling in Stuffed Peppers
- Make these Leftover Stuffing and Turkey Enchiladas
While it’s easy to assume corn bread is only made from corn, it often contains flour to help the texture. You can make your own Gluten Free Cornbread and use it in place of regular gluten-free bread in this recipe.
Place your leftover stuffing in a skillet over medium high heat. Break it up with a spatula and drizzle in some chicken or turkey stock enough to re-moisten the stuffing. Stir everything together until evenly combined and heated through.
Either are interchangeable and mostly mean the same thing. Traditionally, dressing refers to the mixture being made OUTSIDE the bird in a pan. Stuffing is when it is cooked inside a chicken, turkey or duck cavity.
Yes! Prepared gluten-free stuffing can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container. To reheat, it must be cooked from frozen in the oven. Heat your oven to 325 F covered until it is heated through. This may take up to 1 hour or more depending on how much you're reheating.
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Gluten Free Stuffing
FOR THE GLUTEN FREE CROUTONS
- 1 loaf Gluten Free Bread 12-16oz
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
FOR THE STUFFING
- 1 Batch Gluten Free Croutons
- ¼ cup Butter or Ghee
- 1.5 cups Celery diced
- 1.5 cups White Onion diced
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 cup Dried Cranberries
- 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce
- 2 cups Chicken or Turkey Stock
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tbsp Poultry Seasoning
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Cut your gluten free bread into small even sized cubes. In a large bowl, toss them with oil, salt and pepper.
- Place them in an even single layer on a baking sheet pan and bake making sure to toss them every 5-8 minutes until they are toasted but not burned. This should take about 15-20 minutes. Set aside to cool but turn the oven up to 350.
- Heat up your butter in a large skillet, then add chopped celery, onion and garlic. Saute for 7-10 minutes over medium high heat or until vegetables begin to soften. Remove from heat and add them to a large bowl along with the toasted gluten free bread, herbs, coconut aminos and chicken or turkey stock.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs then add to the large bowl.
- Toss everything together until it is all evenly coated and distributed.
- Place in a greased casserole dish and bake covered at 350 for 25 minutes covered.
- Uncover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the top becomes toasted and browned.
- Serve hot along with your favorite gluten free Thanksgiving foods.