If you love fresh herbs, this recipe is for you. This traditional gluten free stuffing recipe with fresh herbs and chicken sausage is one of the best. Not only is it easy to make, but all you need are a few fresh simple ingredients and delicious gluten free bread.
(*This post was sponsored by Franz Gluten Free. All delicious opinions are my own.)
The holidays are upon us and I am so excited to share this new gluten free stuffing recipe with you. It is chock full of fresh herbs and the flavor is absolutely incredible!!
Franz sent me their gluten free multigrain and it is the perfect bread for this gluten free stuffing! Their loaves of bread are so soft, making the bread cubes really good in this stuffing recipe.
Get ready for the holidays and try some of these delicious gluten free sides to serve with this gluten free sausage stuffing recipe. There is a vegan option too!
What makes this stuffing great:
One of the reasons I love Franz Gluten Free for this easy gluten free stuffing recipe is because of how soft their bread is. This bread toasts up beautifully and it helps keep your stuffing in cube form. Your stuffing won't get super mushy and it makes a great presentation on your Thanksgiving table!
This gluten free stuffing made from scratch is also easy to prep ahead, which means less work on Thanksgiving!
If you love using fresh herbs to cook and bake as much as I do, why not grow your own? Here are easy tips to Grow Herbs in Your Kitchen Window.
- Gluten free bread - Franz gluten free breads are perfect for stuffing. I recommend the Mountain White or their 7 Grain if you want a whole grain bread.
- Sausage - I used chicken sausage, but you can use any type of meat sausage. Crumbled is better than sausage in a casing because the flavor of the cooked sausage spreads more with the other vegetables in the pan.
- Fresh herbs - fresh is best in this recipe, but you can use dried if you can't find fresh.
- Onion - I like to use sweet onions in this recipe. For a fun swap you can use leeks instead of onion for a more subtle onion flavor.
You can also use my gluten free stuffing cubes mix to make this recipe!
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Place the loaf of bread on a cutting board and cut it into cubes. You can vary the size of your cubes. I like to use 1" to 1 ½" size cubes. Bake the cubes to get them crisp.
Step 2: In a pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add butter or light oil, chicken sausage, onion, and garlic and cook until the sausage is cooked and the onions are clear. (This will depend on the brand of sausage you use.)
Step 3: Step Grab fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and sage. These are my favorite herbs that really accent the flavor of turkey. Add fresh herbs, salt, and pepper to the pan and cook for 2 more minutes.
Step 4: Add bread cubes, sausage mixture, melted butter, and broth to a large bowl and toss to coat. Place the gluten free sausage stuffing mixture into a baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Expert tips and recipe FAQ:
Here are my best tips for this delicious traditional gluten free stuffing recipe. Feel free to comment with any questions below and I will be happy to respond and answer them.
To meal prep and make this gluten free stuffing ahead of time, chop up your bread cubes and put them into an air-tight container. If you are prepping these more than 1 day ahead, put the container into the refrigerator. Cook the sausage, onion, and herb mixture and put this into a container. On Thanksgiving, add the bread cubes and sausage mixture to a large bowl. Pour on the broth, mix, and bake according to the recipe directions.
You can easily swap out the chicken sausage for pork sausage if you prefer. Because pork sausage is fattier, make sure to drain off some of the grease before adding to the bread cubes.
You can definitely make this vegan by using vegan butter, vegetable broth, and optional meat-free sausage.
This stuffing will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
More Delicious Recipes:
- Gluten Free Blueberry French Toast Muffins
- Ricotta and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
- Easy Gluten Free French Toast Cheesecake
- Grilled Brie Cheese and Apple Sandwich
Enjoy. I hope your family has a wonderful holiday!!:xxoo, Sandi
Traditional Gluten Free Stuffing with Fresh Herbs
- 1 loaf gluten free bread
- 10 ounces raw chicken sausage
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 ⅓ cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 tablespoon avocado or light oil
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Cut the loaf of bread into 1 inch cubes on a cutting board.
- Place the bread cubes into a 9x13 baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. Stir and bake an additional 5 minutes. Pour bread cubes into a large bowl.
- In a skillet, add the onion, oil, and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add the raw sausage and cook until the sausage is cooked.
- Add fresh herbs to the sausage mixture and cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Pour the sausage mixture, chicken broth, and melted butter onto the bread cubes and mix well.
- Put the stuffing mixture back into the 9x13 pan and bake for 20 minutes until done.
- You can use any brand of gluten free bread you like for this recipe.
- I use chicken sausage but you can use beef or pork sausage if you like.
- To meal prep and make this gluten free stuffing ahead of time, chop up your bread cubes and put them into an air-tight container. If you are prepping these more than 1 day ahead, put the container into the refrigerator. Cook the sausage, onion, and herb mixture and put this into a container. On Thanksgiving, add the bread cubes and sausage mixture to a large bowl. Pour on the broth, mix, and bake according to the recipe directions.
- This stuffing will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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