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Best Gluten-Free Stuffing

by Capri Lilly
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Incredibly delicious Gluten-Free Stuffing made with long-fermented sourdough bread, savory butternut squash, fresh herbs, and sweet cranberries. 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! (You can also make this stuffing using homemade croutons! The recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and ready in 15 minutes.)

If you love making gluten-free bread, you’ll want to try my Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread, Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Bread, or Gluten-Free Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits next!

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What is Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing? There are many ways to make stuffing. The best stuffing always contains a mix of bread, onion, celery, butter, and fresh herbs! To make this stuffing gluten-free, I use Bread SRSLY Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread! Their bread is super delicious and 100% allergy friendly!


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!)
  • Egg-free (This stuffing is nice and fluffy without the eggs and sticks together with the help of broth)
  • The Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish
  • One your family will rave about!
Gluten Free Stuffing

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

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!

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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 Gluten-Free Stuffing

  • Gluten-Free Bread: Use your favorite gluten-free sandwich bread and cut it into cubes. I use Gluten-Free Bread SRSLY Sourdough
  • Fresh Herbs: Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
  • Celery, Onion, and Garlic
  • Broth: You can use Chicken, Turkey, or Vegetable Broth (Use vegetable broth to make vegan stuffing)
  • Butter: Use vegan butter or regular butter. I use Vegan Earth Balance Butter. (to keep this stuffing dairy-free) You can use whichever butter you like!
  • Salt and Spices
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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.

Drying the bread in the oven 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 it should be free of any moisture. When your bread is dry, you can begin to make the stuffing!

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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 skillet over medium heat, add butter, onion, and celery. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the herbs, seasonings, 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.
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Stuffing before going into the oven

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

Recipe Customizations

  • Sprinkle In Sausage. Before baking, mix in your favorite sausage. Italian sausage is great. Make sure to remove it from the casing and crumble it before adding to the stuffing.
  • Use Cornbread Instead. Make cornbread stuffing with one simple swap. Instead of using bread, use cornbread. My homemade honey cornbread would make a delicious base for gluten-free cornbread stuffing.
  • Season The Bread. Drizzle olive oil, salt, pepper, and mixed herbs onto the bread before drying it out in the oven. If adding oil, turn up the heat to 350°F and bake for 15 minutes.
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Make Ahead Instructions

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 10 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered.

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I Hope You Enjoy This Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe!

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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!
5 from 26 votes
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Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
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, (vegan or regular)
  • 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 cup 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)

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal

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47 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

5 stars
….. 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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Jessica November 15, 2021 - 10:16 pm

5 stars
Yummy!!!

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Amy November 15, 2021 - 10:17 pm

5 stars
Great recipe! Exactly the gluten free recipe I am looking for.

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Capri Lilly November 16, 2021 - 6:28 pm

I am so glad to hear it! 🙂

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Jean November 15, 2021 - 11:35 pm

5 stars
Looking forward making the vegan version of this, looks so good!

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Capri Lilly November 16, 2021 - 6:28 pm

It’s so tasty! I hope you enjoy!

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Oscar November 15, 2021 - 11:48 pm

5 stars
Looks so good, can’t wait to try it.

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Addie November 16, 2021 - 3:49 am

5 stars
Love that it’s gluten free! So hearty and flavorful!

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Leslie November 16, 2021 - 8:09 pm

5 stars
Love this sourdough stuffing recipe!

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Capri Lilly November 17, 2021 - 12:53 am

It is a favorite of mine! I am glad you enjoyed it!

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Colleen November 16, 2021 - 9:46 pm

5 stars
Perfect stuffing for our gluten free family!

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Capri Lilly November 17, 2021 - 12:53 am

I am so glad to hear it! Thank you for leaving a review!

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Jamie November 17, 2021 - 12:03 pm

5 stars
I love all the herbs in this!

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Capri Lilly November 17, 2021 - 5:58 pm

It adds so much flavor, doesn’t it! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Dennis K Littley November 17, 2021 - 2:38 pm

5 stars
I had a gluten-free friend visiting and made your stuffing to go with a roast chicken! She loved it !

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Capri Lilly November 17, 2021 - 5:58 pm

Hi Dennis! I am so happy to hear it!

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