Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf gluten-free bread (about 12-14 slices)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried sage)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 cups gluten-free chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (optional, for binding)

Instructions:

  • Prep the bread: A day or two before making the stuffing, cut the gluten-free bread into cubes and leave them out to dry slightly. This will help them absorb flavors better.
  • Sauté the vegetables: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and celery and cook until softened and translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add the fresh herbs (or dried herbs) and cook for 1 minute more, until fragrant.
  • Toast the bread: In a large bowl, add the dried bread cubes. If desired, lightly toast the bread cubes in a separate pan or in the oven for extra crispness.
  • Combine ingredients: Add the cooked vegetables and herbs to the bowl with the bread cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Gradually pour in the broth, tossing gently to combine. Start with 2 cups and add more if needed – the bread should be moist but not soggy. Stir in the beaten egg (if using) for additional binding.

Bake:

  • To Stuff a Turkey: Loosely pack the stuffing into the turkey. Follow roasting guidelines for your turkey size, being sure the stuffing reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • To Bake in Casserole Dish: Transfer the stuffing mixture to a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover with foil and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and heated through.

Tips:

  • Make it your own: Add a twist with your favorite ingredients like sausage, dried cranberries, apples, mushrooms, or chopped nuts.
  • Fresh herbs: If you have access to fresh herbs, they will elevate the flavor. Substitute with dried herbs using the ratios mentioned above.
  • Broth amount: The amount of broth needed depends on how stale your bread is. Start with less and add more as needed.
  • Gluten-free bread choice: Look for a sturdy gluten-free bread. Some favorites for stuffing are Canyon Bakehouse or Schar.

Enjoy your delicious gluten-free stuffing!

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