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Gluten-Free Sourdough Stuffing

by Capri Lilly

Incredibly delicious Gluten-Free Sourdough Stuffing with savory butternut squash and sweet cranberries in every bite. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be easily made vegan by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth! Perfect for everyone to enjoy!

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This post has been sponsored by Bread SRSLY. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

What is Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing? I cannot even fathom. Since transitioning to a gluten-free diet I’ve had to find ways to make classic family recipes into an enjoyable gluten-free version.

 

The reason it has to be enjoyable is that not only will I be eating it, but so will all my other non-gluten intolerant family members, which means it has to be GOOD!

 

My number one goal when presenting meals to my family is to stun them by showing them that gluten-free foods are just as good as non-gluten-free foods and if done right you wouldn’t even know its gluten-free anyway! (Honestly, that is the premise of my entire blog: to show you how to make delicious gluten-free food!) 😉

Gluten-Free Stuffing

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What’s best about this stuffing recipe is that is 100% allergy-friendly thanks to Bread SRSLY Gluten-Free Vegan Sourdough. 

You can easily turn this recipe into gluten-free vegan stuffing by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth! 

The secret to making the best stuffing is two-part. It’s all about the bread and the herbs!

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The Best Stuffing Recipe

Ditch the store-bought stuffing mix! Making gluten-free stuffing from scratch is super easy! It all starts with the right bread. Sourdough is great because it has a distinct tangy flavor that helps to bring all of the flavors together. 

I use Bread SRSLY Sourdough loaves to make my stuffing. All of their loves are freshly baked with organic, non-GMO ingredients, fermented with wild yeast to give the bread its distinct sourdough tang, and completely Gluten, Vegan, And Top 8 Allergen Free!

Bread SRSLY loaves are large and full, especially compared to other gluten-free loaves of bread, which is great! Honestly, if I were to give you a blind taste test using regular sourdough and Bread SRSLY gluten-free sourdough, you would never know the difference! The texture and flavor are superb! 

Check out all of Bread SRSLY amazing sourdough loaves here! They have an incredible variety of flavors from classic to seeded to sweet onion and more!

What Herbs To Add To Stuffing?

Herbs are what give the stuffing the incredible taste we love. I cannot imagine a stuffing made without a mix of herbs. You only need a few herbs to make the best stuffing!

Parsley

Sage

Rosemary

Thyme

That’s it! That is all you need to make herb-seasoned stuffing! You can also add herbs de Provence for even more flavor! 

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What You Need To Make From Stuffing Scratch

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How To Prepare Bread For Stuffing?

You want to make sure your bread is completely dried out to make the best stuffing. Do this by slicing the bread and letting it air dry for a couple of hours. You can also cut the bread into small cubes for the stuffing and dry the bread in the oven at a very low temperature.

The latter is my preferred method. Simply slice the bread into cubes, transfer it to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and leave it in a preheated oven at 250°F for 25 minutes. When you remove the bread from the oven is should be free of any moisture.

When your bread is dry, you can begin to make the stuffing! 

How to Make Stuffing From Scratch | Step By Step Images

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Stuffing before going into the oven

How To Make Gluten-free Stuffing

  1. Prepare the herbs, celery, onions, and garlic. Slice the butternut squash into small cubes. 
  2. In a large pan over medium-low heat, add butter, onion, and celery. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Stir in the herbs and garlic. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the butternut squash and sauté for 3-5 minutes. 
  5. Add in the bread cubes and mix until all the cubes are evenly coated with the herbs, garlic, and onion mixture.
  6. Slowly pour in the broth and continue to stir until most of the broth is absorbed.
  7. Lastly, turn off the heat and stir in fresh cranberries.
  8. Transfer the stuffing mixture into a large baking dish and transfer to a preheated oven at 425°F for 30 minutes covered. Then remove the foil covering and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

If you want to stuff the mixture inside a turkey, simply skip the last step and stuff inside a turkey instead. 

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Make Ahead Stuffing

You can easily make this stuffing the day before to save time. Simply follow the instructions up until it is time to bake. You will do an initial bake for 30 minutes covered. Then, remove the stuffing from the oven and allow it to cool completely. The next day when you are ready to enjoy the stuffing, warm it in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered. 

This Gluten-Free Sourdough Stuffing Is

Quick and Easy to Make

Full of Flavor

Easily Customizable (Just switch out the broth to make it vegan!)

The Perfect Side Dish

One your family will rave about!

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5 from 14 votes

Gluten-Free Sourdough Stuffing

Incredibly delicious Gluten-Free Sourdough Stuffing with savory butternut squash and sweet cranberries in every bite. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be easily made vegan by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth! Perfect for everyone to enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, gluten-free, good food baddie, holiday, sourdough, stuffing, thanksgiving, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 10
Calories: 201kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 (24 oz) loaf Bread SRSLY Gluten-Free Sourdough (or about 10 cups of bread cubes)
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth (or Vegetable Broth)
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Sage, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning (I use Trader Joe's Chickenless Seasoning)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1.5 Butternut Squash, sliced into small cubes
  • 1 cup Fresh Cranberries
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare the herbs, celery, onions, and garlic by giving each a rough chop. Slice the butternut squash into small cubes. 
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Coat a large (4 QT) baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • In a large pan over medium-low heat, add butter, salt, onion, and celery. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. 
  • Stir in the herbs, seasonings, and garlic. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the butternut squash and sauté for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Add in the bread cubes and mix until all the cubes are evenly coated with the herbs, garlic, and onion mixture.
  • Slowly pour in the broth and continue to stir until most of the broth is absorbed, about 3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in fresh cranberries.
  • Transfer the stuffing mixture into the large baking dish and top with salt and pepper. Transfer it to the oven and bake for 30 minutes covered. Then remove the foil covering and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve. Enjoy!
  • (You can also skip the last step and instead, use the stuffing mixture to stuff a turkey.)

Notes

  • Make sure to used dried bread. If your bread is not completely dried out, slice the bread into cubes, transfer it to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and leave it in a preheated oven at 250°F for 25 minutes.
  • You can easily make this gluten-free vegan stuffing by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth
  • I used a loaf and a half (about 24 ounces) of Gluten-Free Bready SRSLY Sourdough
  • Store any leftovers in the air airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
  • The best way to reheat the stuffing for the most optimal taste is in the oven. Place it in an oven-safe dish and rewarm at 350°F for about 10 minutes. (You can also microwave it for 30-60 seconds)
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32 comments

Renia October 28, 2020 - 7:08 pm

5 stars
First of all I love Bread Srsly!! This recipe is so dope and I can’t wait to try it once my sourdough arrives. I will update my comment then! I have bookmarked this post!

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Capri Lilly October 29, 2020 - 12:57 am

Yay!! I love Bread Srsly too! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the recipe!

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Jessica October 28, 2020 - 8:37 pm

5 stars
The butternut squash in this stuffing just makes it next level. I could eat this as the meal and call it a day! Such a great, hearty side for the vegetarians at your holiday table.

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Capri Lilly October 29, 2020 - 12:59 am

Thanks, Jessica! It is definitely hearty enough to be a meal! My boyfriend ate the leftovers with an egg on top for breakfast! I thought that was a great idea!

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Kate October 28, 2020 - 9:32 pm

5 stars
Being located in Germany I used German bread, which worked really well. I loved this stuffing. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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Capri Lilly October 29, 2020 - 12:54 am

German bread sounds like a delicious substitute! I am glad you liked the recipe!

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Barry J. October 29, 2020 - 1:17 pm

5 stars
I can’t go home to visit family for Thanksgiving this year, and will have a small group of friends over. I can’t wait to make this for my gluten free friends so that they can comfortably enjoy themselves. Thanks for the recipe!

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Capri Lilly October 31, 2020 - 6:31 pm

You’re very welcome, Barry! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving celebration!

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Samiah Nicole October 29, 2020 - 1:49 pm

5 stars
This dish is a perfect use for sourdough bread and is excellent for the holiday season! It’s delicious!

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Capri Lilly October 31, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Hi Samiah! I am so glad you like!

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Marta October 31, 2020 - 3:41 am

5 stars
My new thing is trying all things gluten free so I can make recommendations to my friends with allergies. This will make its way around a few Thanksgiving tables, for sure.
Thanks!

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Capri Lilly October 31, 2020 - 6:28 pm

I love that you enjoy trying to make gluten-free eats for your friends with allergies! Let me know if you enjoy this recipe!

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Aline October 31, 2020 - 10:53 pm

5 stars
Testing recipes for the upcoming holidays (now that I have to cook the whole entire meal myself lol) and this totally made the keep list!! We served it with roasted chicken this week and we all loved it!

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Capri Lilly November 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm

I am glad you liked the recipe! Good luck with your holiday cooking! 🙂

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Crystal DaCruz November 2, 2020 - 3:09 am

5 stars
Can’t even begin to describe how much I love homemade stuffing! The cranberries add such a nice sweet touch!! Delicious!

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Capri Lilly November 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Hi Crystal! I am glad you liked the recipe! Homemade stuffing is my favorite too 🙂

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Samantha November 2, 2020 - 5:20 am

5 stars
I was excited about this recipe when I fist saw the photo on Instagram. I’m looking forward to trying it out and sharing with my gluten free friends!

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Capri Lilly November 2, 2020 - 5:58 pm

Hi Sam! That makes me so happy! I hope you and your friends enjoy the recipe!

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Robin November 2, 2020 - 7:26 pm

5 stars
You know how to create recipes that make us gluten intolerant girls not feel deprived. This is incredible!

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Capri Lilly November 4, 2020 - 5:13 pm

Thank you, Robin! That’s my goal! 🙂

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Chenée November 2, 2020 - 7:55 pm

5 stars
Thank you so much for this recipe! I love having the option for a gluten free stuffing this Thanksgiving!

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Capri Lilly November 4, 2020 - 5:13 pm

You’re welcome Chenee! So glad you like!

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Jazz November 4, 2020 - 4:59 pm

5 stars
We aren’t usually stuffing folks but I want to add something different to the table this year and this was delicious in my test run. Can’ wait to serve it to my family on Thanksgiving!

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Capri Lilly November 4, 2020 - 11:03 pm

I hope you and your family enjoy!

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Britney November 4, 2020 - 9:53 pm

5 stars
Stuffing is one of my favorite meals for thanksgiving dinner! I made this as a test run for the holidays and it was so good, I’m going to make it again for our family thanksgiving dinner! Love this recipe!

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Capri Lilly November 4, 2020 - 10:48 pm

Hi Brittney! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I hope your family enjoys it on Thanksgiving!

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Diane November 4, 2020 - 11:57 pm

How much butternut squash do you use? I didn’t see it listed in the ingredients and even had my son come read over my shoulder because I thought I had to be losing it! I’m new to the gluten-free thing and would love a great stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving.

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Capri Lilly November 5, 2020 - 12:19 am

Thank you so much, Diane, for pointing that out! I’ve updated the recipe with the proper amount! I hope you enjoy the stuffing!

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Renia November 12, 2020 - 2:38 am

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….. and I’m back just like I promised. I made this stuffing for dinner tonight and It’s truly unbelievable. Is soft, moist, sweet, and savory all at the same time. I added some left over shredded chicken and topped it with jellied cranberry sauce. 100% scrumptious.

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Capri Lilly November 12, 2020 - 2:49 am

Thank you so much for coming back and leaving a comment. I appreciate it! And I am soo happy you enjoyed the recipe!!

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