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Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe

Our best gluten free stuffing, also known as gluten free dressing, is made with a rich, savoury, homemade turkey broth. The richer, the better. That turkey’s flavour is what you want!

Using your favourite gluten free bread and holiday spices, enjoy this moist and fluffy holiday classic, whatever you choose to call it!

gluten free stuffing

Gluten Free Stuffing | Christmas & Thanksgiving Easy Dressing Recipe

The best gluten free stuffing is made with a rich, savoury, homemade turkey broth. The richer, the better. That turkey flavour is what you want! Enjoy this moist and fluffy holiday classic, whether you call it stuffing or dressing!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes


  • 10 cups gluten free bread cubed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2 large yellow onions diced
  • 4 large celery stalks diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup sage leaves finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups turkey broth chicken/vegetable
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch pepper


Dry Bread

  • Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 225°F.
  • Spread the bread cubes on a large, rimmed baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Bake until quite crisp, stirring every 30 minutes, about 90 minutes total.
  • After removing the bread from the oven, turn up the oven temperature to 375°F.

Cook in Skillet

  • Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the sage and thyme and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Remove from the heat.

Back to Bread

  • Transfer the toasted bread to a large bowl.
  • Add the onion mixture and fold to combine.
  • Place the broth, eggs, and salt in a separate medium bowl, season with a generous amount of pepper, and whisk to combine.
  • Pour over the bread & onion mixture and stir until evenly combined.

Prepare to Bake

  • Lightly grease a 9x13-inch or 3-quart baking dish.
  • Transfer the bread mixture into the baking dish and spread into an even layer.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over the top.
  • Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. 
  • Uncover and bake until the top is golden-brown, about 15 minutes more.
  • Let the dressing cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tips & Notes

This gluten free stuffing can be completely assembled and refrigerated overnight or up to 24 hours.
Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

Our traditional gluten free stuffing recipe is made from scratch and is one of our best gluten free dinner recipes. We love the savoury aromatics that are perfect for a Thanksgiving feast or served as a side dish any night of the week.

This recipe is always apart of our Gluten Free Christmas Dinner Menu! This is that one dish we could never miss. It is a super simple, totally basic, perfect for any kitchen skill level to enjoy making. It has minimal ingredients and is so simple to make, everything you could ask for in a classic gluten free dressing recipe.

The Best Bread for Gluten Free Stuffing

When it comes to choosing the best bread for making gluten free stuffing, we stick with basic dried sandwich bread. Little Northern Bakehouse offers a great Gluten Free White Wide Slice Bread that does the best job of absorbing all the seasonings and flavours.

Did you know “dressing” is more commonly known as a Southern thing, while “stuffing” tends to be more recognized in the North.

Can you omit the egg from your recipe?
The eggs act as a binder with helping hold the dressing mixture together. If you’d prefer to replace with the binder you commonly use in substitution of eggs, we can not guarantee how our recipe will function as hoped.

Is there packaged gluten free stuffing?
If you’re not up for from scratch, there is an easier gluten free solution! Try Olivia’s Gluten Free Rosemary & Sage Stuffing, they haven’t forgotten their gluten free friends! Now everyone can enjoy gluten free dressing at the holidays.

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14 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Okay, I know it isn’t the holidays, but I wanted to try this. What a great stuffing recipe. Family couldn’t even tell it was gluten free!

  2. 5 stars
    I have never made homemade gluten free stuffing and I have to tell you, this was delicious and well worth the time to make.

    I followed the recipe exactly which is rare for me. So pleased with my entire dinner, especially this new gluten free dish!!

  3. 5 stars
    10/10! My first time making gluten free stuffing and it’s a huuuuge hit. I followed the recipe exactly this Christmas.

  4. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe. I like to dress mine up by adding chopped walnuts and pre cooked and crumbled sage sausage. Any leftovers are a meal! Yum!

  5. 5 stars
    This was a hit (I followed except no onions bc of food restrictions). I used store bought gluten free bread cubes, because I’m not quiet sure when bread cubes become soggy vs moist and if it cooks different.

  6. 5 stars
    My go-to recipe for gluten free dressing. Plus, I add apple for additional flavour and crunch.

  7. 5 stars
    Never thought of making my own gluten free stuffing but so easy.
    My husband always makes croutons for our Cearar salads so I used that to start the recipe. I had to cut the quantities in half since it was for the two of us and still had left overs. Will make again and again. Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    This stuffing was SO good! I made a double batch for the holidays and everyone loved it! It was so moist and flavorful. I added sausage because I typically make a sausage and sage dressing my family enjoys. This may just be my new go-to! Thanks for sharing!

  9. 5 stars
    Made this for thanksgiving this year and everyone absolutely loved it!! My partner asked me to make it again just for us for Christmas 😂 definitely keeping this recipe!

  10. 5 stars
    This stuffing is AMAZING!!!! I’m so glad I found your recipe and gave it a try. I received so many compliments. Thank you for sharing this deliciousness and all your recipes! I’ll definitely be visiting your website and Facebook page when I need ideas of what/how to cook something gluten free in the future.

  11. 5 stars
    This stuffing is absolutely delicious! I made it with gluten-free plain stuffing mix (3 boxes) and it was devoured. I assembled it the day before, drizzled a little bit more chicken stock over it before baking the next day and it was so good! Thank you for such an awesome recipe!

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