Gluten Free Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing (Dairy Free)
This Gluten Free Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing is the perfect side dish to serve at all of your Thanksgiving festivities! It’s also dairy free, soy free and totally delicious!
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Stuffing is arguably one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. I love topping it with copious amounts of gravy! Growing up, my mom always added sausage to our stuffing. It’s the best paired with the sweetness from the apples! You’d never know this stuffing is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.
What You Need To Make This Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing:
- 1 loaf Canyon Gluten Free Heritage Style Bread – this is my all-time favorite gluten free bread!
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- Minced garlic
- Chicken broth
- flat leaf parsley
- thyme sprigs
- fresh rosemary
- fresh sage leaves
You can also feel free to add in some dried cranberries before baking!
How to Make This Gluten Free Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing:
First, cut your bread into cubes. Add them to a baking sheet and toast them in at 325 degree oven for 10 minutes. Add them to a large bowl. Beat the two eggs in a bowl and set aside. Grease a 9×13 baking dish.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the sausage for 5-7 minutes or until its cooked through. Remove the sausage using a slotted spoon and add it to the bowl with the bread. Add the ghee, celery, onion, apple, garlic, and herbs to the pan (along with any remaining grease from the sausage). Stir for 7-8 minutes until the onion and celery are very soft. Add in the chicken broth and stir. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the bread and sausage. Pour the egg over top. Mix everything together well, without over-stirring.
Pour it into the baking dish and use a spatula to even it out. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 375. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve, and enjoy!
Can You Make This Stuffing Ahead of Time?
I would advise against making this ahead of time – it will get pretty soggy! What you can do is chop all of your veggies/apples and herbs and bake your bread chunks ahead of time so they are ready to go when it’s time to cook! You can even brown the sausage ahead of time.
Looking for some other dishes to make this thanksgiving? Check these out:
Full Paleo Thanksgiving Roundup
Whole30 + Keto Green Bean Casserole
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Gluten Free Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing
- 1 loaf Canyon Gluten Free Heritage Style Bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1 large apple, cored and diced
- ⅓ cup ghee
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 4 sage leaves, chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 325. Add your bread cubes to a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl. Bump the oven temp up to 375. Grease a 9x13 casserole dish.
- Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until completely browned and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked sausage to the bowl with the bread.
- In the same pan, melt the ghee. Add in the onions, celery, apples, garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper. Saute for 7-8 minutes or until the onions, celery, and apples are very tender. Pour in the chicken broth and stir to combine. Pour the mixture over the bread and sausage in the bowl. Pour the beaten eggs on top. Mix everything together well (without over-mixing).
- Transfer it into the casserole dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve, and enjoy!
18 Comments on “Gluten Free Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing (Dairy Free)”
Yum! She did it again. I used turkey sausage from the farmers market. It’s so delish in its OWN
This is in my top 3 of Mary’s recipes. NO ONE at Thanksgiving knew this was gluten free and I received so many compliments on “my stuffing “ even months later. My 70 grandfather asked me to come make him this for Christmas. It is a spectacular recipe.
Can you sub regular butter for the ghee?
My family are not stuffing lovers, but it all changed with this recipe! I received many compliments on the dish this Thanksgiving. It was moist and full of flavor. Thanks for the great recipe!
I’m so glad you all enjoyed it!
Do you peel the apples?
You definitely can but not necessary!
I did not! Turned out great!
Can you freeze to make ahead
Hi Julie, I wouldn’t freeze this dish. If you want to make it ahead of time you certainly can and reheat in 350 degree oven. But I would do it no more than 48 hours ahead of time and store in the fridge!
can this be made without the sausage and then precooked the day before and reheated on thanksgiving?
I’m not sure that I will make stuffing any other way ever again. This is incredibly delicious!
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! I am GF and my uncle is DF so I was thrilled to add another dish that each of us could eat, but the whole family actually preferred it to the classic stuffing! It was moist enough, without being soupy! It will definitely be a staple moving forward!
(I subbed plant butter for ghee, and used dried sage and thyme!)
Do you think this could be made without the eggs?
Yes – it will still taste great, but it might not stick together as well!