By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On January 15, 2023
Gluten-Free stuffing that is bursting with flavor, simple to make, uses only ten ingredients, and is perfect gluten-free stuffing recipe for baking or stuffing a Turkey.
This gluten-free stuffing has a dairy-free and a vegan option. You can also try paleo stuffing.
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It's stuffing season and I'm super pumped to share with you my favorite recipe for gluten-free stuffing.
This recipe has been in the family for generations and up until a few weeks ago, I didn't realize that I hadn't shared it with you yet. Shame on me!
You can have this gluten-free stuffing in the oven in 10 minutes or less. Five of the ten ingredients are spices, so you can see how easy this recipe is.
In fact, I made a video below showing you how easy it is to make this gluten-free stuffing recipe.
Also, I have step by step instructions below so you are set up for success with this easy gluten-free stuffing.
With the holidays coming up, you're going to want a quick, delicious gluten-free stuffing recipe on hand. This one will not disappoint. It's not only gluten-free but it's also dairy-free.
But don't worry, it's FULL of flavor. For a Vegan option, make sure to use gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free bread.
I don't know about you, but I don't like using multiple loaves of bread to make gluten-free stuffing - it gets expensive.
Most gluten-free bread loaves are small compared to wheat bread loaves, wouldn't you agree? Also, a gluten-free stuffing mix can get expensive.
Why waste the money when it's easy to make your own gluten-free stuffing mix.
How to make gluten-free stuffing
Let bread slices air dry for 1 to 2 hours, then cut into 1-inch pieces. When you are ready to mix your gluten-free stuffing:
- In a Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter.
- Add onion and celery and cook until the onion is soft and translucent.
- Stir in thyme, sage, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
- Add bread cubes (24oz. of bread cubes, or 9 cups).
- Stir everything together until he bread cubes are evenly coated.
- Drizzle broth over the bread mixture and toss until well mixed.
- Stuff turkey, or bake in a greased 2.5 qrt casserole dish at 350°F (180°C) for 35 to 45 minutes.
If you don't have a dutch oven, you can make this gluten-free stuffing recipe in a large boiling pot, or pan.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe
This gluten-free stuffing recipe feeds 8-10 people, or 6 people who are really big gluten-free stuffing eaters. It stays good in the refrigerator for up to three days after its been prepared.
I use Canyon Bakehouse bread in my recipe, but you can use your favorite bread. Just make sure to use equal amounts.
Earlier Canyon Bakehouse came out with a big loaf of bread, their Heritage Style Loaves.
It's wide, it's delicious, and it's my new favorite loaf of bread for making all things related to gluten-free stuffing. You can check out their store locator to see if it's carried in your area.
Canyon Bakehouse loaves are gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, whole grain, and they include clean ingredients.
The Heritage Style Loaf has all the same qualities as the standard loaves, but the slices are much bigger! In this case, bigger is better.
If you're using a different bread weight out 24 oz. or measure out 9 cups of bread cubes.
You can use fresh or stale gluten-free bread in any of these recipes, including this gluten-free stuffing.
Whether you're hosting a gluten-free Easter, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving or Gluten-Free Christmas, or bringing a side to a holiday potluck, this recipe is allergy-friendly and works well with most diets.
Check out some other delicious recipes:
- Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
- Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
- Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole
- Best Gluten-Free Christmas Recipes
No need to go to the store searching for a gluten-free stuffing mix, this one will please even the pickiest of eaters.
If you need a low carb stuffing recipe, Four Score Living has one that is super simple.
Can I use turkey drippings instead of broth?
Heck yeah, you can use turkey drippings instead of broth. The turkey drippings may be a bit stronger in flavor. Consider adding a touch of water to make it more broth-like.
Can I add sausage to this gluten-free stuffing recipe?
Yes, you can add sausage to this gluten-free stuffing recipe. Every once in a while my family requests that I add sausage to switch things up. If you want to add sausage, simply brown a half pound of sausage (more or less to taste) and mix it into the stuffing mix before you bake it.
You can use a spicy sausage or keep to the flavors and use a breakfast sausage with sage.
I can't have eggs, what egg-free bread do you recommend
I haven't tried an egg-free bread in this recipe, but I know that Katz and Schar both make gluten-free, egg-free breads. A lot of my readers have had great results with Schar bread in gluten-free stuffing recipes, especially with their deli style breads.
Gluten-Free Stuffing Mixes
If you are ever in a pinch, here are a couple of gluten-free stuffing mixes for you to try.
- Aleia's Stuffing Mix
- Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix
- Three Bakers Herb Seasoned Whole Grain Gluten-Free Stuffing
- William Sanoma Gluten-Free Stuffing
Did you make this gluten-free stuffing recipe? Stop back by and let me know what you thought. You can leave a starred rating and comment below. Also, if you have any questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Gluten-Free stuffing that is bursting with flavor, simple to make, uses only ten ingredients, and is perfect for baking or stuffing a Turkey.
- 1 (24 oz.) loaf Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Honey White (or 9 cups of bread cubes)
- ¾ cup butter (or dairy-free butter)
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 4 sticks celery, thinly sliced
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme leaves
- ½ teaspoon ground sage
- ½ teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups chicken or veggie broth (3 cups for a wetter stuffing)
- Let bread slices air dry for 1 to 2 hours OR for up to 2 days depending on how dry it is, then cut into 1-inch pieces.
- In a Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and celery and cook until the onion is soft and translucent.
- Stir in thyme, sage, rosemary, salt, and pepper. You can add more seasonings if you like.
- Add bread cubes and mix until evenly coated.
- Drizzle broth over the bread mixture and toss until well mixed. See notes below for finishing it on the stove.
- Bake in a greased 2.5 qrt casserole dish at 350°F (180°C) for 35 to 45 minutes. If you are stuffing a turkey, leave out the broth, the juices from the turkey will moisten it.
- If you don't have a Dutch oven, you can make this gluten-free stuffing recipe in a large boiling pot, or pan.
- This stuffing does hold up in a turkey, but it gets mushy like most stuffing's. If you are stuffing a turkey, leave out the broth, the juices from the turkey will moisten it.
- You can use fresh or stale gluten-free bread in any of these recipes, including this gluten-free stuffing.
- You can use chicken or vegetable broth to make this gluten-free stuffing.
- You can use turkey drippings instead of broth.
- Add a ½ pound to 1 pound of cooked sausage to this stuffing for extra flavor.
- To finish the stuffing on the stove, instead of baking it, cover and let it cook for 3-5 minutes. Stir and then cook for 1-2 minutes longer or until the broth has been absorbed.
Serving Size:1 cup stuffing
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 509mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 10g
How can I make this with lower sodium and will it change the taste a lot?
You can make this low sodium, you may want to add some herbs for flavoring.
This recipe sounds great! I would like to try it this year. I would like to replace the dried herbs with poultry seasoning. Is this possible, and if so, how much poultry seasoning would you suggest?
I might start with 2 tablespoons and then add more, if needed.
Just made this. It is really good. I left out rosemary and replaced with poultry seasoning. Just wondering if this can be frozen.
Yes, you can freeze stuffing.
If stuffing a turkey do you still bake in oven first?
Hi Donna, if you are following a recipe that includes adding stuffing to a turkey, you do not need to bake it first.
Can I make a day ahead and then only have to cook it on the day of our meal? Thank you
Yes you can.
What kind of sausage do you use. Ex Jimmy Dean or bulk sausage?
It is up to you and what you like. I've used both.
I made this last Christmas (2021) and this Thanksgiving (2022..in Canada) and people LOVED it! It disappeared fast and the non-gluten free folks had no idea. I baked it outside the turkey (because we have vegans and vegetarians in our midst) and everyone just loved it. I used veggie broth and made it exactly as written. It's now my go-to dish and the proportions and flavours are perfect. Thanks so much, it will be in my rotation now every holiday.
So glad you chose this recipe as your go to!
Can this be cooked in a crockpot?
I have not tried it yet, let me know if you do.
I have tried various types of gf stuffing but they all fall apart on me. What is different about this recipe so it doesn't just become a pile of mush or what should I do to keep the bread cubes intact?
This one doesn't fall apart. When adding the broth make sure to add the required amount as per the recipe card. Too much liquid causes a mushy stuffing.
My son is also lactose intolerant. Could I use olive oil instead of butter?
Can’t wait to surprise him with this.
You will need to try it and let us know. I have not tried it yet.
My husband is dairy free and I always make with olive oil and it turns out great! This will be my third year making the stuffing! It's a big hit!!
Thanks Darcy, so glad your husband enjoys it!
Best gluten free stuffing recipe ever!
Thanks Siri, appreciate that!
Oh my goodness this stuffing was amazing - I made it for Thanksgiving and was blown away. This is my first holiday season since my celiac diagnosis and stuffing was my favorite dish before so I was worried about making a good one. I’d tried the Aleia’s mix and the one from Trader Joe’s and both were okay but not right. This recipe was perfect! I followed the recipe almost exactly (even the same bread) except for the seasonings as I didn’t have sage and the grocery store was sold out. I swapped all the seasoning except salt for a heaping teaspoon of bell’s poultry seasoning (that’s salt free hence why I still added it) and that was the perfect amount of seasoning. I also tossed in like 2 tablespoons worth of Aleia’s plain breadcrumbs since the stuffing I grew up with always had breadcrumbs along with bread cubes. I highly recommend this recipe! Thank you for making a normal thanksgiving possible for me 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving Clare, so glad you found a gluten-free stuffing you can enjoy!
I was diagnosed with Celiac 10 yrs. ago and have missed stuffing all those years!! I just found your recipe and the ingredients are the same that I used. I am planning to use this recipe this Christmas (01/25/2022). I will return with comment after the 25th.
Thank you, Sandy. Merry Christmas.
Does this need to be covered while cooking it?
Hi Sarah, if you are referring to the stove portion than yes "To finish the stuffing on the stove, instead of baking it, cover and let it cook for 3-5 minutes. Stir and then cook for 1-2 minutes longer or until the broth has been absorbed."