Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe

Gluten-free bread, Italian sausage, and an assortment of herbs come together for a simple holiday classic.


Perhaps the most personal dishes on the Thanksgiving table is stuffing. Here's a recipe for a classic gluten-free version, which you can personalize to fit your preferences.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 0 mins
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

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  • 1 loaf gluten-free bread, cut into bite-size cubes (8-9 cups)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 links (about 10 ounces) sweet Italian sausage, removed from casing and broken into small pieces

  • 2 cups chopped celery (about 4 large stalks)

  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large onion)

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (about four cloves)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 cups gluten-free turkey, chicken, or vegetable stock, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 325 °F. Divide bread cubes between two large baking sheets. Toast until bread is golden brown and dry, about 30 minutes. Remove pans from oven and allow bread to cool.

  2. Grease a 9x13-inch baking sheet and set aside. Place bread cubes in a large bowl. In a large pot, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add sausage, break apart into small bites with a fork as it cooks. Cook until no pink pieces of sausage remain, about three minutes. Remove the sausage from the oil using a slotted spoon. Place sausage on a plate and set aside.

  3. Add celery. Cook until celery just begins to soften, about two minutes. Stirring frequently. Add onion. Cook for two minutes, continue to stir frequently. Add garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper. Cook until celery and onions are soft and aromatic. Spoon vegetables onto the bread cubes. Add sausage pieces and stir.

  4. Pour about two cups of the broth over the bread. Stir until cubes absorb the broth. This takes a minute. Add an additional cup of broth. Continue to stir until broth is absorbed. If bread seems dry, add final cup of broth. (Bread cubes should be moist but not soggy. It’s okay it the some of the cubes fall apart. This is normal.) Transfer stuffing to prepared pan.

  5. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake in a 325 °F oven until warm, about 30 minutes. Remove foil and return pan to the oven and bake until golden brown, about five minutes.

Special equipment

9- by 13-inch baking sheet, two baking sheets

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
315 Calories
12g Fat
39g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 856mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 416mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)