Gluten Free NO-Hassle Holiday Stuffing


Stouffer's® eat your heart out! This gluten-free version is adapted from the recipe passed down for generation in my family. One great thing about this recipe is that it can work around almost any schedule during busy holiday cooking. Make the bread crumbs anytime the week before. Broth and bread mixture can sit up to 4 hours and then throw it in the oven with any other dish you are baking. I have tossed it in ovens ranging between 300 degrees F (149 degrees C) to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Just adjust the time accordingly.

Cook Time:
1 hr 35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
12 servings


  • 2 loaves gluten-free bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 3 large apples - peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  2. Spread bread cubes onto 2 baking sheets.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until completely dry, about 2 hours. Transfer bread cubes to a large bowl.

  4. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; saute onions, apples, and celery, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes. Add chicken broth and poultry seasoning and simmer until flavors blend, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture over bread cubes and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for liquid to absorb, about 1 hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Remove cover from bowl and transfer bread cube mixture to a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Drizzle 1/2 cup melted butter over bread cube mixture.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

My family is split about whether the stuffing should have raisins in it so I split the bread mixture and put 1/4 cup raisins in half of it after I have mixed the bread and veggies together. Sometimes I add 1 cup grated or chopped carrots to the sauté.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
23g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* 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.