The Best Gluten-Free Stuffing (2024)

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The Best Gluten-Free Stuffing! This easy classic gluten-free stuffing recipe is full of flavor and perfect for the holidays!

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It's not Thanksgiving dinner without a plate of homemade stuffing and this recipe is the best! This easy homemade gluten-free stuffing has a buttery crisp texture with savory sauteed veggies and fresh herbs. You will never have to opt for a boxed stuffing mix again!

Looking for more delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes to serve on your holiday table? Check out my savory delicata squash, corn casserole, rosemary roasted potatoes, green bean casserole, and honey-roasted carrots.

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  • Why You’ll Love this Recipe
  • Ingredients
  • Instructions
  • Dried Verses Fresh Herbs
  • Storage/Make Ahead Instructions
  • Expert Tips and Variations
  • FAQ
  • Recipe
  • Reviews

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Flavored with fresh herbs, giving this stuffing the best flavor.
  • Perfectly crisp - never soggy!
  • Super easy to make.
  • Perfect for the holidays!

Ingredients

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  • Gluten-Free Bread: My favorite brand to use is Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White bread. It doesn't matter what type of bread you use, just as long as you have 18-24 ounces.
  • Oil: A little olive on the bread helps toast the bread cubes and gives them a great flavor. I love using garlic-infused olive oil.
  • Butter: Melted butter helps saute' the vegetables. It may seem like a lot of butter, but trust me, it's necessary. ! It gives this recipe a ton of flavor and helps crisp the bread.
  • Onion and Celery: Keeping this recipe classic, onion and celery add texture and flavor.
  • Coconut Aminos: Although optional, this adds a delicious flavor and is highly recommended.
  • Minced Garlic: Adding minced garlic helps elevate the flavor of the sau·téd vegetables.
  • Eggs: The eggs serve as a binder in the stuffing, giving it a custard-like texture.
  • Chicken Broth:Chicken broth helps moisten the bread cubes to the perfect consistency. Make sure to add the broth slowly, and look for a low-sodium option.
  • Salt, Pepper: The salt can be customized to your liking.
  • Dried Basil: You can use fresh or dried for convenience.
  • Fresh Herbs: Fresh rosemary, thyme, and sage are what give this holiday stuffing the best flavor!

Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 300F. Cut the loaf of bread into ½-inch cubes. Place the cubed bread on a rimmed baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and toss to evenly combine.

Make sure the bread cubes are spread out evenly in a single layer for even baking. Bake, stirring halfway through, for 30 minutes until dry and slightly toasted.

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Remove the toasted bread cubes from the oven and set the pan aside. Allow the cubes to cool while preparing the vegetables.

Increase the oven temperature to 350°F.

Brush a 9x13 baking dish with melted butter or olive oil.

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In a large skillet on medium-high heat melt 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Once melted, stir in the diced onion and celery with ½ teaspoon of salt. Cook until the onions and celery soften, about 12-15 minutes.

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Once the vegetables have softened, add in the garlic, coconut aminos, fresh herbs, basil, remaining salt, and black pepper. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, then turn off the heat.

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Stir in 1 cup of room temperature chicken stock into the skillet with the vegetables.

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In a large mixing bowl, add the dried bread cubes. Pour the onion-celery mixture over the bread crumbs and toss well to coat.

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In a separate bowl, whisk together two large eggs. Pour the egg mixture over the bread stirring with a large spatula until the bread is coated and everything is thoroughly combined. Add more broth if needed.

Transfer the mixture to the large baking dish and spread it into an even layer.

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Cover the dish with tin foil.

Bake covered for 50 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for another 5-10 minutes until golden brown and toasted on top.

Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!

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Dried Verses Fresh Herbs

If If you are not able to find fresh herbs, use the conversion of 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs to 1 teaspoon of dried herbs.

Dried herbs tend to have a deeper, spicier flavor than fresh herbs. For that reason, you can not add equal amounts of dried to fresh herbs.

Storage/Make Ahead Instructions

Make-Ahead:

You can prepare part of the recipe one day ahead. Follow the instructions for toasting the gluten-free bread cubes, and sauteeing the vegetables with the herbs. Do not add the chicken stock to the vegetable mixture at this point.

Keep the toasted bread at room temperature and store the celery/onion mixture in the refrigerator until the next day.

When ready to use, pull the vegetables out of the refrigerator bringing, and add the chicken stock. Continue following the recipe as directed and bake.

Storage:

Place aluminum foil over the top of the baking dish or transfer the mixture to an airtight container. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Expert Tips and Variations

  • Add the chicken stock slowly - Avoid soggy bread cubes start by first making sure you have at least 18 ounces of bread. After the initial 1 cup of broth, add only a ¼ cup of stock at a time until the stuffing reaches your desired texture. You want the bread cubes to be somewhat moist but not drowning in chicken stock.
  • Customize: We like to keep this classic stuffing recipe minimal, but you can certainly customize it to your liking. Add ½ pound of cooked Italian sausage, sauteed mushrooms, leeks, or even sweet apples.
  • Dairy-Free: You can easily swap out regular butter for dairy-free butter.
  • Vegan: For a vegan option, use vegan butter, no eggs, vegan-friendly bread, and vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
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FAQ

Is Stove Top Stuffing Gluten-Free?

No. Unfortunately, Stove Top stuffing is not gluten-free.

Can I make this gluten-free stuffing recipe egg free?

Yes! Feel free to leave out the eggs, and add a bit more chicken stock until you reach the desired texture. The end result with not be as custard-like.

Can I add this stuffing to the inside of a turkey?

This stuffing gets rather mushy inside a turkey and would not be recommended.

Recipe

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The Best Gluten-Free Stuffing

Diet :Gluten Free

The Best Gluten-Free Stuffing! This easy classic gluten-free stuffing recipe is full of flavor and perfect for the holidays!

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Course Side Dish

Cuisine American

Prep Time 25 minutes mins

Cook Time 50 minutes mins

Bread Toasting Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr 45 minutes mins

Servings 8 people

Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients

Toasted Bread

  • 18-24 ounce loaf gluten-free bread (Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White bread)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch salt

Stuffing Mixture

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large onions, diced (3 cups)
  • 6 large celery ribs (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos, optional
  • 2 large eggs, whisked, at room temperature
  • tablespoons fresh thyme
  • tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1½ teaspoons salt, adjust to liking
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-2 cups chicken broth (start with 1 cup and add more as needed)

Instructions

Toast The Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 300F. Cut the loaf of bread into ½-inch cubes. Place the cubed bread on a rimmed baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and toss to evenly combine. Make sure the bread cubes are spread out evenly for even baking.

    Bake for 15 minutes and then stir the bread. Continue baking for another 15 minutes for a total of 30 minutes, or until the cubes are dry and slightly toasted.

  • Remove the toasted bread cubes from the oven and set the pan aside. Allow the cubes to cool while preparing the vegetables.

    Increase the oven temperature to 350°F.

    Brush a 9x13 baking dish with melted butter or olive oil.

Make The Stuffing

  • In a large skillet on medium-high heat melt 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Once melted, stir in the diced onion and celery with ½ teaspoon of salt. Cook until the onions and celery soften, about 12-15 minutes.

  • Once the vegetables have softened, add in the garlic, coconut aminos, fresh herbs, basil, remaining salt, and black pepper. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, then turn off the heat. Stir in 1 cup of chicken broth into the skillet.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the dried bread cubes. Pour the onion-celery mixture over the bread crumbs and toss well to coat.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together two large eggs. Pour the egg mixture over the toasted bread, stirring with a large spatula, until the bread is coated and everything is thoroughly combined. Add more broth if needed, only a quarter of a cup at a time. Each piece of bread should be coated with the egg and broth liquid but not soaked.

  • Transfer the mixture to the large baking dish and spread it into an even layer.Cover the dish with tin foil.

  • Bake covered for 50 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for another 5-10 minutes until golden brown and toasted on top.

    Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Add the chicken stock slowly - Avoid soggy bread cubes start by first making sure you have at least 18 ounces of bread. Start with 1 cup of stock, then add ¼ cup of stock at a time until the stuffing reaches your desired texture. You want the bread cubes to be somewhat moist but not drowning in chicken stock.
  • Customize: We like to keep this classic stuffing recipe minimal, but you can certainly customize it to your liking. Add ½ pound of cooked Italian sausage, sauteed mushrooms, leeks, or even sweet apples.
  • Dairy-Free: You can easily swap out regular butter for dairy-free butter.
  • Vegan: For a vegan option, use vegan butter, no eggs, vegan-friendly bread, and vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • Make Ahead:You can prepare part of the recipe one day ahead. Follow the instructions for toasting the gluten-free bread cubes, and sauteeing the vegetables with the herbs. Do not add the chicken stock to the vegetable mixture at this point.Keep the toasted bread at room temperature and store the celery/onion mixture in the refrigerator until the next day.When ready to use, pull the vegetables out of the refrigerator bringing, and add the chicken stock. Continue following the recipe as directed and bake.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 8gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 568mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 732IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 169mgIron: 3mg

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FAQs

What is gluten free stuffing made of? ›

Toasted gluten free bread cubes are tossed with sizzling Italian sausage, savory Parmesan cheese, buttery vegetables, and fresh herbs and garlic, then drizzled with just enough broth to create a stuffing that's creamy in the center and crispy on top after baking.

What company makes gluten free stuffing? ›

There are several companies that make gluten-free stuffing mixes; Aleia's, Gillian's Foods, Mom's Place Gluten-Free, Olivia's Croutons, Three Bakers, Trader Joe's, and Williams Sonoma.

Does Aldi's have gluten free stuffing? ›

Live near an Aldi's? They've got the LiveGFree brand of stuffing, and it's probably the most budget-friendly option. It's free from gluten, dairy, cholesterol, and nuts.

How do you keep stuffing from falling apart? ›

The stuffing should be moist but not wet. If there is a puddle of broth at the bottom of the bowl, you've added too much. Add more bread to soak up the excess moisture. If the mix is still dry and crumbly, add more liquid and toss gently until it starts to clump together.

Are potatoes gluten-free? ›

The simple answer is yes — potatoes are gluten-free. Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other grains. Potatoes aren't grains, they're a type of starchy vegetable. That's good news for people who can't tolerate gluten because they have celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Is pepperidge farm stuffing gluten free? ›

Does Pepperidge Farm make gluten-free stuffing? No, Pepperidge Farm stuffing is not gluten-free. The Classic Cornbread Stuffing is made from wheat flour and malted barley flour, which both include gluten.

Are marshmallows gluten-free? ›

Almost all marshmallows are gluten-free, so even if you pick up a bag of marshmallows randomly in the grocery store, it's very likely to be safe. That's because the vast majority of marshmallows on store shelves come from gluten-free brands.

Is Butterball stuffing gluten free? ›

No. This product is not gluten free as it lists 1 ingredient that contains gluten.

What cheese is gluten-free? ›

Parmesan cheese is gluten-free. Provolone is gluten-free. Ricotta cheese is gluten-free. Swiss cheese is gluten-free.

Can celiacs eat stuffing? ›

Even if you try to choose the meat from the outside of the bird, the juices flow throughout the turkey and can carry gluten proteins throughout. Unfortunately, this may mean skipping the turkey entirely if it's been cooked with bread stuffing. Ask your host in advance if they plan to cook the stuffing in the turkey.

What is Aldi's GF brand? ›

liveGfree is here to make your gluten-free lifestyle easier and more delicious. We offer a wide-range of gluten-free food from bread to pasta, rice crisps to donuts, brownie mix to frozen sides.

Should you add eggs to stuffing? ›

Broth: Chicken broth keeps the stuffing moist without making it soggy. Eggs: Two lightly beaten eggs help hold the dressing together and add moisture. Water: You can add a few tablespoons of water, if you'd like, to achieve your desired consistency.

Does pepperidge farm stuffing go bad? ›

Does a stuffing mix go bad? If you mean the kind you buy in the store dry (such a Pepperidge Farm, no, it does not. It will last practically forever.

Is it better to make stuffing the day before? ›

The short answer to whether you can making stuffing ahead of time is yes. "Making stuffing ahead saves time, allows stove and oven space for other things, and making it ahead gives time for the flavor to fully develop," Chef David Tiner, Director at Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge, tells Southern Living.

What kind of dressing is gluten-free? ›

  • Sensation® dressing. $ 6. Quick view.
  • Avocado dressing. $ 6. Quick view.
  • Sweet Créole Mustard dressing. $ 6. Quick view.
  • Pepper Jelly vinaigrette. $ 6. Quick view.
  • Balsamic vinaigrette. $ 6. Quick view.
  • Strawberry vinaigrette. $ 6. Quick view.
  • Créole Ranch dressing/dip. $ 6. Quick view.
  • Caesar dressing. $ 6. Quick view.

How do you know if dressing is gluten-free? ›

Look for the words "gluten-free" just below the list of ingredients. Not all salad dressings are safe—Sesame Ginger, for example, contains wheat-based soy sauce. Many of Maple Grove Farms' products contain only cider or balsamic vinegar, not distilled vinegar—again, check the label.

Does stuffing contain gluten? ›

A lot of stuffing recipes you see out there contain wheat. This means your typical stuffing is not gluten-free. But by substituting in gluten-free bread you can make your very own home-made stuffing that tastes even better than the ordinary ones.

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