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.

A serving spoon full of gluten free stuffing.

(*This post was sponsored by Franz Gluten Free. All delicious opinions are my own.)

The holidays are upon us, and I am 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; it is the perfect bread for this gluten-free stuffing! Their loaves of bread are 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!

Why we make this gluten free stuffing every year:

  1. One of the reasons I love Franz Gluten Free for this easy gluten free stuffing recipe is because of how soft their bread is.
  2. 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! 
  3. 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 for cooking and baking as much as I do, why not grow your own? Here are easy tips to Grow Herbs in Your Kitchen Window.

I make this religiously every Thanksgiving and it’s the best gluten-free stuffing recipe ever.
It’s always a hit!”

Leslie, Blog comment

Allergen Information:

This homemade stuffing with sausage and mushrooms is gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, and oat-free. You can also make it dairy-free by using dairy-free butter.

A plate filled with stuffing next to a package of bread.

You can find Franz gluten free bread, bagels, buns, and more on their website, or Costco Stores in the Bay Area, Midwest, and Northwest.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Gluten Free Bread – Franz gluten free bread is perfect for stuffing. I recommend Mountain White or their 7 Grain if you want whole-grain bread.
  • Sausage – I used chicken sausage, but you can use any 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.
  • Butter – Use unsalted or salted butter.

You can also use this gluten free stuffing cubes mix to make this recipe!

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Stuffing photos of steps one and two.

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 use 1 to 1 1/2″ 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 until the sausage is cooked and the onions are clear. (This will depend on the brand of sausage you use.)

Stuffing photos of steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Grab fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and sage. These are my favorite herbs, and they really accent the flavor of turkey. Add the 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.

A closeup of the pan of stuffing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Here are my best tips for this delicious traditional gluten free stuffing recipe. Feel free to comment with any questions below; I will happily respond and answer them.

How do you make this ahead for Thanksgiving?

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 it 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.

Can you use pork sausage?

If you prefer, you can easily swap out the chicken sausage for pork sausage. Because pork sausage is fattier, make sure to drain off some of the grease before adding it to the bread cubes.

Can you make this stuffing vegan?

You can definitely make this vegan by using vegan butter, vegetable broth, and optional meat-free sausage.

How long will this stuffing last?

This stuffing will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Store it in an airtight container.

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Traditional Gluten Free Stuffing with Fresh Herbs

Sandi Gaertner
An easy gluten free stuffing with lots of fresh herbs. This sausage stuffing is traditional style stuffing for the holidays.
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Gluten Free Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 106 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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 9×13 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 9×13 pan and bake for 20 minutes until done.

Notes

  1. You can use any brand of gluten free bread you like for this recipe.
  2. I use chicken sausage but you can use beef or pork sausage if you like.
  3. 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.
  4. This stuffing will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 575mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 276IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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16 Comments

  1. What can I substitute for the rosemary? I want to have this stuffing for Thanksgiving but my son doesn’t like rosemary.

  2. I love sausage based stuffings! Just love the hearty flavor even though we don’t really need hearty with all the other food – we make a sausage based stuffing every year! Thanks for showing me how to make it gluten free!

  3. This stuffing looks marvelous. I love the fresh herbs and the fact that the bread does not get mushy. it’s a perfect stuffing for any occasion.

  4. This gluten-free version of traditional holiday stuffing looks so good! I know family members that have special diets so now they can enjoy it too.