The best parts of Thanksgiving are all the classic side dishes! Serve this homemade healthier gluten free stuffing and feel free to indulge in family-favorite comfort food. This recipe is easy to make and contains real, simple ingredients.
Gluten Free Holiday Stuffing
Truth be told: I’ve never made stuffing before and I don’t think I’ve even eaten it before. Even before I was diagnosed with Crohns, I was a really picky eater. There were some foods I just would not even try. I would take one look at it and judge it before I even tasted it. Well that changed this year. Because I have so many food restrictions, I have to make the best of what I can eat. I have to spice up the world of gluten and dairy free and play with ingredients I may have never tried before.
So, in honor of Thanksgiving, I made a gluten free stuffing using some classic veggies and turkey broth. I really loved making this dish, but not as much as I loved eating it lol! I used my favorite gluten free bread and even pre cut veggies to make the whole process of cooking this that much easier. Let me know if you have any questions about the recipe! Happy Thanksgiving prepping 🙂
What’s in the stuffing?
The entire recipe is in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. Here’s what you need to have on hand before you start cooking.
- Gluten free bread
- Chopped carrots
- Chopped celery
- Chopped onion
- Avo oil
- Vegan chicken-less seasoning
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Turkey stock
Kitchen tools used
- Large mixing bowl
- Baking dish
What type of stock is best?
I used turkey stock for this recipe to keep it holiday themed, but you can sub the turkey stock for chicken stock or even a veggie broth. Just know that this may change up the flavor of the overall dish, but should still be a great recipe to share with the family or eat all by yourself if you’re a hungry gal like me.
Best bread for homemade stuffing
I used a gluten free sandwich bread from Canyon Gluten Free. You don’t have to use any special type of bread, but if you want the recipe to remain gluten free, make sure you buy a gluten free bread from any brand you like. The rest of the ingredients will overpower the bread, it plays more of a supporting role.
Should you make the stuffing inside a turkey?
I prefer to bake this as a stand-alone side in the oven, outside of the turkey. It is actually easier to bake it in a separate dish, believe it or not. Stuffing the turkey with bread and spices will slow down the cooking time. I prefer to save time, not take longer. If you want to put the stuffing in the turkey, let the turkey cook a bit before putting it inside. I have not tested this out, but I do know that a turkey takes much longer to cook than this stuffing.
How to make gluten free stuffing
Start by prepping your veggies! On a large pan, heat up your oil to a medium/high heat and pour in your veggies. Sautee them and let the onions start to get golden brown. The other veggies should get nice and soft.
Once ready, cut your bread into little cubes and place in a large bowl along with the cooked veggies. Add in the eggs, turkey stock, and all the seasoning and mix super well to coat the bread evenly and distribute the veggies.
Pour the mixture into your baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
This dish is a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving table. Eat this alongside mashed potatoes and gravy and of course, a big turkey! I also have the best recipe for green beans and craisins so check out Chens_Plate on Instagram for that one 🙂