how to make gluten-free stuffing

This week, in our kitchen, it has been Thanksgiving.

In the past few days, we roasted a turkey breast, made cranberry chutney, figured out to make great mashed potatoes without any dairy, conquered a big challenge (vegan pumpkin pie that tastes fantastic), and baked stuffing infused with rosemary, sage, and thyme. You’ll see the results of all this, plus more, in the next two weeks.

We’ve also been giving thanks because Danny’s parents, Jerry and Rosemary, came to visit us. They are a delight. Not much happened. That’s the best kind of vacation. We sat around the dining room table, talking, and watching Lu play. And then Rosemary read books to Lu or taught her how to play Simon Says. Jerry helped her with Mr. Potato Head.

And in the midst of it, we shot this video for you: how to make gluten-free stuffing.

(Special appearances by Lucy and Rosemary Ahern.

A few notes for you. Turn up the sound! We’re still suffering from low sound on Danny’s end of the camera. Luckily, we have ordered a microphone! It might be here in time for next week’s video!

Danny likes stuffing to have large cubes of bread. You’ll see that in the video. Me? I like smaller cubes. After eating this stuffing, which was delicious, Danny agrees with me. You don’t want the taste of the bread to overwhelm everything else. Smaller cubes are better here.

The bread we used to make this stuffing is from a recipe in our cookbook. If you have been thinking about buying it, now is a good time.

Finally, we made this stuffing with 2 eggs and a half a pot of stock. Now, Danny would suggest you throw in another egg.

Also, if you’d like to see the basic recipe, it’s right here.

Happy Eating!

30 comments on “how to make gluten-free stuffing

  1. Fuji Mama

    Ok, could Lu be any cuter? The beginning with her sitting there grinning at the camera is beyond precious. I'm loving the look of this stuffing. Another recipe to add to the growing list of your guys' recipes I MUST try!

  2. Brenda Finkle

    Grateful that you are there helping make GF food that tastes marvelous. Thank you for your efforts.

  3. foodallergyfroggie

    Any suggestions on how to make this stuffing egg free in addition to gluten and dairy free?

  4. allergymom

    I LOVE Thanksgiving. We've been making it gluten and allergy-free for 6 years now. The best was the year I didn't roast the turkey 'til Friday and we had so much great food we didn't even miss it! Thanks for the stuffing recipe, though I can't do one with eggs. And I'm really curious about your dairy-free mashed potatoes. But gluten-free, vegan pumpkin pie…that's the Holy Grail! I can't wait!

  5. I Am Gluten Free

    Isn't it just the cat's meow that you can make an entirely gluten free and sometimes vegan Thanksgiving feast and have it be totally delicious and amazing?

    I can't wait to try the bread from your new and WONDERFUL cookbook! And then I'll make the stuffing with it! Thanks!

  6. That Girl

    Yay for stuffing! Do you have any good recipes for dairy-free green bean casserole?… I'm experimenting right now, and kinda sorta got it down, but if you have a tried and true recipe, that'd be fantabulous! (first ever gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, oat-free and corn-free holiday season. It's a bit overwhelming..)

    Have I mentioned how much I love your family? You two (and Lu) inspire so much creativity and hope in our kitchen! Thank you!

  7. The Chatty Housewife

    I have half a loaf of GF bread sitting on the counter and I just might make this RIGHT NOW. Thank you thank you thank you!

    I love your home-movie style videos. They are so entertaining!

  8. Tammy

    Awesome family video. I always enjoy watching Danny cook and all the comments from both of you. 🙂

  9. Reika

    Vegan pumpkin pie? w00t! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'll have to leave off the crust as I'm now grain free, as well as gluten free (and egg free and dairy free and…..well, you get the idea).

  10. Suzanne N

    What an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing your family and home…Lu, Danny and Rosemary are beyond adorable. When are you coming to Austin????

  11. Margaret

    I love your blog. My daughter was recently diagnosed and I have been learning new ways to cook. Would love to make gluten-free stuffing this year. However, we also have nut allergies in our house. Any suggestions for substitutions in your bread recipe?

  12. Nancy Baggett

    The pie reminded me I'd wanted to tell you that I successfully adapted my really good pumpkin bread pudding for my g-f daughter-in-law for last Thanksgiving. Just replaced the bread with store-bought gluten-free bread. I used my regular recipe, and just reduced the bread by one cup because it seemed drier and sucked up more liquid. (Same daughter-in-law I mentioned who liked your brownie recipe I posted.)

  13. Miss B

    I'd be interested to know how you made your dairy-free mashed potatoes. I am not vegan, but I prefer to make mashed potatoes (or mashed sweet potatoes, or a mixture of the two) without dairy — it's easy for something to taste good when it's all butter and cream, but that doesn't mean it tastes like what it is, if you know what I mean. I make them with olive oil and coconut milk, which I love, but perhaps you hit upon something even more interesting?

  14. Wendy

    Wonderful blog, great videos and precious family. Thanks for letting me join you all. You make me want to run around the corner to your house for a little chat. You can teach me more about cooking gf ~ new territory for us, and I … what can I tell you? Um, wanna hear about raising 8 kids? 🙂

    Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving menu & lessons (posted & forthcoming). You have taken away some of the discomfort of hosting a gf celebration for a big family & guests!

    Will using an egg replacer totally ruin the stuffing? What about using a vegetable broth? (We have several "-frees" to work around, in addition to "gluten-free".)

  15. hydrolagus

    @Wendy–The egg helps it stick together. This will be my first year making GF stuffing, but I've never bothered with egg in my vegetarian-but-wheaty stuffing. My bet is that you'd be OK just skipping it.
    SO looking forward to making this!

  16. Lauren Jane Marie

    shouldn't need eggs for any stuffing. i've never used egg as a binder, gf or otherwise…never a difference.

  17. Sherri

    Thank you so much for posting the stuffing recipe. It looks wonderful and I will be making it this year. I have already baked your pumpkin pie recipe and everyone loved it. Even those who are not gluten free. You guys are the best!

  18. Rachel B

    On FB you said to post a comment on your blog so here I am. Yes, I would love a Kitchen Aid mixer, thank you.


  19. Mary

    I love that of all the expensive trendy kitchen implements out there, you are using a big ole Corelle mixing bowl just like my mom had when I was a kid. That's what makes the holidays special for me – pulling out the big heavy cast aluminum pan and whipping up a batch of fudge, or using my mom's mixing bowls to make the Christmas cookies. Good memories.

  20. Debbie

    By the way, I did have your new book shipped to New Zealand from Amazon, and I am loving it! Yet, can't get oats or teff here. 🙁 Will have to order from the US.

  21. Erin

    Thank you thank you thank you for posting all these recipes! I was just diagnosed with CD and need great Thanksgiving recipes, this is perfect!

  22. Carey Greene

    Looking forward to trying this stuffing. Just bought the Kindle edition of the cookbook because I can’t wait to go get it- looking forward to making the bread!

  23. Peaches

    Hi Shauna,
    I am a bit confused about your stuffing recipe; I thought you were allergic to eggs? Am I mistaken? Do you have to use the eggs?

    1. shauna

      This is an older recipe. You don’t have to use the eggs. The stuffing binds better with them but you don’t need perfectly bound stuffing to enjoy it!

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