Gluten Free Stuffing
This gluten free stuffing recipe is the best! It is filled with warm and hearty flavors and varying textures. This homemade stuffing is great for Thanksgiving, Christmas and family dinners. It is moist, crunchy, a touch sweet and savory!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This gluten free stuffing is great for holidays.
- It is hearty and flavorful.
- Feel free to use store bought or homemade gluten free croutons.
- The walnuts add a great crunch.
- The dried cranberries add a pop of sweetness.
- This recipe is gluten free and can be easily made dairy free.
- In addition, this recipe can be easily adapted to vegan. Use vegan butter and vegetable broth.
- Check out this Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole for another holiday favorite!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for gluten free stuffing. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
White onion, celery and diced apple add great flavors. These ingredients cook together and smell amazing!
Cook them in butter. This adds a buttery flavor. Feel free to use dairy free butter if needed.
Wild rice adds an unexpected and delicious flavor. Be sure to double check ingredients for gluten free.
Walnuts add crunch. Feel free to replace with pecans if need be.
Dried cranberries add sweetness. Replace with fresh cranberries if desired. Fresh cranberries are much less sweet than dried.
Fresh herbs add freshness and subtle flavor. Feel free to use sage or parsley.
Use store bought or homemade gluten free croutons. Scroll down to “Homemade Gluten Free Croutons” to learn how.
Chicken broth adds moisture and flavor. If desired, use beef broth or vegetable broth.
Add in a pinch of sea salt if desired.
What is Stuffing?
Stuffing is a combination of bread, herbs, and veggies. This dish is also known as dressing or filling.
Commonly made for Thanksgiving, stuffing can be made inside or outside of a turkey.
Stuffing is a classic holiday dish. It can be made and prepared different ways.
If cooking inside of a turkey, be sure that stuffing has cooked all the way through. There are food safety concerns when stuffing comes into contact with a raw turkey or chicken.
For this reason, my family makes this recipe outside of the bird.
Taste & Texture
This gluten free stuffing is hearty, savory and incredibly flavorful. The main flavors are bread, butter, rice and broth. The walnuts and dried cranberries add an extra little something.
This stuffing has many different textures. The croutons are crispy, yet retain moisture. The walnuts add crunch. Moreover, the broth keeps everything tender.
How to Make
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 inch by 13 inch pan with nonstick spray or butter.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, chopped celery, and chopped apple.
Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often.
Then, add cooked rice to the skillet. Stir to combine. Turn the heat off.
Add walnuts, dried cranberries, fresh herbs and croutons to the skillet. Stir to combine. If desired, sprinkle a little sea salt on top.
Pour this mixture down into the greased pan. Pour broth on top. Cut the remaining 2 tablespoons butter into small cubes. Place butter cubes on top.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until baked through.
Finally, remove gluten free stuffing from oven. Serve!
Expert Tips & Tricks
Double check labels that every ingredient is gluten free.
If desired, add in some mushrooms to the veggies.
Finely chop onions, celery and apple.
Bake stuffing until fully cooked through. There will still be a little broth in the pan if under cooked.
Homemade Gluten Free Croutons
Here is how to make gluten free croutons from scratch.
First, slice gluten free bread into 1 inch cubes.
Arrange bread cubes in a baking pan.
Drizzle olive oil on top of bread.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until 15 to 20 minutes. The bread will become crispy like croutons.
How to Serve & Store
Serve gluten free stuffing hot and fresh from the oven!
This dish is great served with Thanksgiving dinner. Serve alongside turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and roasted veggies.
This recipe also works well with other proteins. Serve with chicken, pork, steak, or burgers.
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
To reheat, add leftovers to a skillet over low medium heat. Add in some broth and cook until warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Aldi does carry a great gluten free option.
Any gluten free bread works. I have had great success with Schar artisan white bread.
No, Pepperidge Farm does not carry an option for Celiacs.
Yes, Trader Joe’s does carry a stuffing mix that is gluten free.
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If you make this gluten free stuffing recipe, I would really appreciate a review! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I would love for you to follow along! For more ideas, check out these Thanksgiving Recipes.
Get the Recipe: Gluten Free Stuffing
- ½ white onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 small apple, diced finely
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
- 2 cups cooked wild rice
- ¾ cup walnuts
- ⅔ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp fresh herbs, sage or parsley
- 4 cups gluten free croutons
- 2 cups chicken broth
- sea salt, optional
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 inch by 13 inch pan with nonstick spray or butter.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, chopped celery, and chopped apple.
- Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often.
- Then, add cooked rice to the skillet. Stir to combine. Turn heat off.
- Add walnuts, dried cranberries, fresh herbs and croutons to the skillet. Stir to combine. If desired, sprinkle a little sea salt on top.
- Pour this mixture down into the greased pan. Pour broth on top. Cut the remaining 2 tablespoons butter into small cubes. Place butter on top.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until baked through.
- Finally, remove from oven. Serve!
- Make sure wild rice is gluten free. Most brands are, but please double check ingredients.
- Feel free to add in some chopped mushrooms when sautéing the veggies.
- Any type of gluten free croutons work well. See blog post above for how to make homemade croutons from bread.
- Bake until stuffing is baked through.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Freeze for up to 1 month.
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