Friday, October 20, 2017

The Very Best Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe

delicious gluten free stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving
If you need a gluten free stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving, you're in the right place! This gluten free stuffing is perfect for stuffing turkey or just baking on the side as-is (but way tastier than the stuff from Stove Top!)

I have a family stuffing recipe that goes back at least four generations that is unlike any stuffing I have ever had anywhere. Whenever I am invited to Thanksgiving dinner, I always volunteer to bring the stuffing because truly, once you have had my grandmothers' Italian stuffing recipe, you will not want any other stuffing. It is honestly the very best stuffing recipe ever - and the fact that I am BEGGED to bring the stuffing with me to subsequent Thanksgiving dinners is testimony to that!

Last year I had to stop eating gluten. Not wanting to give up the all-time best stuffing recipe ever, I spent nearly a month cooking batch after batch of stuffing in search of the PERFECT gluten free substitutes that still captured the taste and texture of my great grandmother's original recipe. I tried Trader Joe's gluten free stuffing mix and trying to make my own croutons with other gluten free breads and the texture just wasn't right.

Then I finally found the secret! The secret to the perfect texture in gluten free stuffing is Udi's gluten free HOG DOG BUNS. Who knew? It's so good that nobody will even know it is gluten free if you don't tell them!

How to Make Gluten Free Stuffing


Ingredients

  • 1 pack Udi's brand gluten free hotdog buns (14.3 oz)
  • 3 Tbsp EVOO
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning*, divided
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage* (NOT the type in casings)
  • 1 cup chopped celery*
  • 1/4 cup diced white or yellow onion
  • 4 medium sized mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley*
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth*
  • 1/4 cup butter*, melted
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.

Directions

STEP 1 (May be done the day before if desired)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut hot dog buns into bite sized cubes. Toss with EVOO and 1 tsp poultry seasoning. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet (use two if necessary). Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes until light brown and very dry. Remove from oven and allow to cool. (they will cool faster if you transfer them back to the bowl you tossed them in instead of leaving them on the cookie sheet)

STEP 2

Brown sausage in the bottom of a large stock pot over medium heat, stirring often to break into crumbles. Add celery and onion to stock pot, stirring to cook approximately four minutes or until very fragrant.

STEP 3

Remove pot from heat and add toasted bread cubes, mushrooms, parsley, Parmesean, 1 tsp poultry seasoning, chicken broth and melted butter. Stir well to combine. If stuffing seems too dry, add more broth, 2 Tbsp at a time (4 Tbsp max). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

STEP 4

Move stuffing to a baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve warm.

Enjoy!

perfect gluten free stuffing recipe for Turkey


About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom of two boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017). You can also find her recipes in periodicals like Urban Farm Magazine. Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!
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