Stuffing is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal but going gluten-free, meant our traditional family stuffing was off the table for this girl. After a bit of research last year, I realized I could make a gluten-free version of stuffing that would have just as much flavor. And after preparing this gluten-free apple sausage stuffing recipe, I did not miss our original wheat-filled recipe one bit. It’s sweet, savory, and full of flavor. This is a new favorite in our house!
- 6 slices of gluten-free bread, cut into small bite size squares & toasted
- 1 lb sweet Italian sausage (out of the casing)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 1 small white/yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tart apple (Fuji, or Pink Lady), skin removed & finely chopped
- 1 tbsp dried parsley or 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp dried rosemary or 1 sprig fresh, stem removed
- 1 tsp dried thyme or 2 sprigs fresh, stem removed
- 1/2 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp sea salt (optional)
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup chicken broth or stock (no-salt or low-salt)
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 2 eggs, beaten
Cut 6 slices of gluten-free bread into small bite-size cubes and bake on a metal baking sheet. 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes or until toasted.
In a frying pan, combine butter, celery, onions, and garlic. Cook until soft on medium heat. Add the sausage, chopping and separating it as it fully cooks through.
Lower heat and mix into the frying pan the parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt (to taste), pepper, apple, and toasted bread. Note: If you’re using chicken broth with sodium, then you may not need the extra salt.
Pour the 2 beaten egg mixture over the ingredients. Fold the eggs in being careful not to scramble the eggs.
Add chicken broth and apple cider. If the stuffing seems dry, you can add a bit more. Mix all ingredients together.
Pour into a glass baking dish. Cover and bake on 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes for a crispy top.
Serve warm & enjoy!
Disclosures: This post contains affiliate links to products I use myself. I’d like to thank Danielle Walker from Against the Grain who provided the original inspiration for this adapted gluten-free apple sausage recipe.