Savoury Sweet Gluten Free StuffingSep 08, 2023
I've been making this stuffing for years now, even before we were 100% gluten free. I combined the best of my mother-in-law's recipe (the sage and parsley) with the best of my mom's recipe (adding in fruit and nuts which is a Mediterranean thing).
It's a savoury/sweet twist for Thanksgiving that is always a crowd pleaser in my home and hands-down the best stuffing (I think), in town. No one cares that it's gluten free ... they just want seconds!
This recipe makes enough for a 12-14 pound turkey (depends on the size of your bread loaf). For a larger turkey, simply increase ingredients.
The beautiful thing about stuffing ... there is no wrong.
- One loaf of gluten free cinnamon raisin bread (de-thawed)
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 Stalks celery, finely chopped
- 1/2 Bunch fresh parsley (flat or curly), finely chopped
- 2 - 3 Tablespoons ground sage
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or chopped nuts)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the cinnamon raisin bread into small cubes (about 1/2" inch or smaller).
- Saute the onion, garlic and celery in skillet with a little bit of olive oil on medium heat until translucent.
- Mix the bread with onion mixture in a large bowl.
- Add the parsley, sage and sunflower seeds, and mix until combined.
- Salt/pepper to taste.
- Put stuffing in properly washed turkey (make sure you clean the inside of the bird with vinegar and then dry).
- When the turkey is fully cooked and set, scoop out stuffing and serve.
- Make the stuffing a day or two in advance and refrigerate.
- Wrap that bird in bacon for extra flavour and to create a crispy skin (my MIL's tip)
- Save the bones to make a rich bone broth (recipe here).