Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing


This gluten-free stuffing recipe came about because I needed to recreate a family favorite stuffing to work with my allergies. Made with just 10 ingredients, this basic gluten-free stuffing is delicious as-is, but it's also great with any of your favorite add-ins, such as sausage, apples, raisins, or nuts. There's no need to exclude anyone this holiday season!

close up view of Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing with fresh sage in a white baking dish
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins

This gluten-free stuffing, which is overflowing with classic Thanksgiving flavor, will quickly earn a permanent spot in your recipe box.

Gluten-Free Stuffing Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make this crowd-pleasing gluten-free stuffing:

· Gluten-free bread: Choose a gluten-free loaf with thick, hearty slices (such as Canyon Bakehouse Heritage).
· Vegetables: You'll need onions and celery for this gluten-free stuffing recipe.
· Oil: The onions and celery are cooked in olive oil until tender.
· Spices and seasonings: This gluten-free stuffing is seasoned with fresh sage, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
· Gluten-free broth: Many commercial broth brands contain gluten or are prepared alongside products that contain gluten, so make sure the carton or can has a gluten-free label.
· Eggs: Two large eggs add moisture and help hold the stuffing together.

A close up view of gluten free Thanksgiving stuffing.
Melissa Goff

How to Make Gluten-Free Stuffing

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this gluten-free stuffing:

1. Toast bread: Cube the bread, then arrange the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven until crisp.
2. Cook vegetables: Cook the celery and onions in olive oil until they're tender. Season with sage, thyme, salt, and pepper.
3. Mix ingredients: Add the remaining ingredients (including the toasted bread) to the skillet and mix well.
4. Bake stuffing: Transfer the mixture to a prepared baking dish. Cover and bake in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes, then uncover and bake until the top is crisp and lightly browned.

Gluten-Free Stuffing Additions

The beauty of this gluten-free stuffing? It's easy to customize! As delicious as it is on its own, the recipe leaves lots of room for creativity. Try adding one of these tasty ingredients: sausage, rosemary, mushrooms, apple chunks, dried cranberries, or raisins.

How to Store Gluten-Free Stuffing

Store your leftover gluten-free stuffing in an airtight container for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven. Add a bit of broth to prevent the stuffing from drying out during the reheating process, if you like.

Can You Freeze Gluten-Free Stuffing?

Yes, you can freeze this gluten-free stuffing for up to three months. In serving-sized portions, place the turkey dressing in zip-top freezer bags or another freezer-safe container. Wrap in a layer of foil for extra protection. Reheat in the oven from frozen.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I used homemade turkey stock in lieu of chicken broth and was out of celery, so I added a handful of chopped pecans for crunchiness," says pamela.

"I made this for dinner one night with cheese and cranberry sauce, once for Thanksgiving, and again just for a regular chicken dinner," according to Allrecipes Allster Buckwheat Queen. "It is fantastic for every day, as well as special occasions.

"Delicious," raves to Matt Rubin. "The sage and vegetables give it a great flavor along with the chicken stock! And it was pretty easy to make."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 (1 pound) loaf gluten-free bread (such as Udi's® Millet-Chia bread)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 medium onions, diced

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups gluten-free chicken broth

  • 2 large eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 3-quart baking dish.

  2. Cut bread into 3/4-inch cubes and spread into a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crisp, 12 to 17 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and celery; cook and stir until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in sage, thyme, salt, and pepper.

  5. Add toasted bread cubes, chicken broth, and beaten eggs to the skillet. Stir until well combined, then transfer mixture to a greased 3-quart baking dish.

  6. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until the top is crisp and lightly browned, about 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 490mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 163mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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