Best Ever Gluten Free Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

If I could only eat one thing at Thanksgiving every year then this would be it. A lot of the foods you eat on Thanksgiving are already naturally gluten-free, but stuffing is the one thing that you have to find a good recipe for to make gluten-free. This is one thing my mom made every year and got to the point where the recipe was perfected. It's both gluten and dairy free and it is actually very simple to make. Of course it's going to take a little more time like any normal stuffing recipe would. Whatever recipe you choose for your Thanksgiving stuffing, I'm sure this is one you wouldn't be disappointed with. I would really recommend this over any stuffing recipe I've had before since it is also dairy free as well. We first started making this 3 years ago and ever since then I haven't found one that's beat it! Hope you try it out and share it with your family!

This is recipe #8 of the 14 Days of Gluten-Free Thanksgiving!

  • 1 batch of gluten free cornbread (see link)
  • 1 roll of sausage (Check ingredients on the sausage you buy)
  • 1/2 cup of butter (Earth's Choice Natural Butter is dairy free)
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 cup of diced onion
  • 1 t. Poultry Seasoning
  • 2 to 3 cups of chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Make a batch of gluten free cornbread.  Cut into cubes and dry out for a day.
  2. Brown sausage and drain fat then set aside.
  3. Melt butter in large pan.
  4. Add chopped celery & onion & cook until translucent.
  5. Add seasonings – salt, pepper & poultry seasoning to taste.
  6. Mix bread, sausage and butter, celery, onion mixture together in a large bowl.
  7. Moisten with chicken broth until desired moisture and texture.
  8. Stuff in turkey and cook based on cooking instructions for size of stuffed turkey or bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

The 7th recipe of the 14 Days of Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Below!

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  1. I can't wait to try this recipe for our holiday meal- my 5 yr old is gluten free and i'm dairy free so this site is a fantastic find for us. thank you

  2. You're welcome! Glad I could share something you and your son can have. :)

  3. Rating on this recipe is 1.3 stars. Did these people try the recipe and dislike it, or are they rating it on how it sounds? While I plan on using my family's traditional bread stuffing recipe, using GF bread made from King Arthur Flour bread mixes, I will gladly try this recipe on another occasion.

  4. I think someone had to of voted low on purpose. I just shared this recipe today so there's no way someone could of made it already! I removed the previous vote since it didn't give a correct representation. Hope you try it some time!

  5. The link for the cornbread isn't working. Is there a different way to find it?

  6. Just updated it so it should be fixed now. Thanks for pointing that out!

  7. Looks & sounds delish! Can't wait to try it! I am not celiac, but have relatives & friends who are so I always try to cook for them when we have get togethers. After learning of their Celiac, I came to find that I am gluten sensitive for sure based on multiple symptoms I've had over the years that went away when I started cutting gluten out of my diet just for overall health benefits of a GF diet. I am about 80% GF now, and feeling so much better. I am trying to do a completely GF Thanksgiving this year, so this will be a great addition!

    1. Glad to hear going GF has helped you! Good luck with your 100% gluten-free Thanksgiving and I hope you like this recipe!

  8. This sounds like what the call dressing down south. We don't use it inside the bird, but stir it up together vigorously, then pour into a pan and bake it. Also, we put in a bunch of sage and no sausage. Sometimes, chopped chicken if you made broth with chicken pieces.

  9. My husband cooked the dressing for everyone this year as we want to be inclusive for my two year old grand son. Everyone love the dressing. My grandson loved it's well. His mother liked it so well I think she wants it more than just special days. Thank you for your blog. It is helping us make new traditions.

  10. That makes me happy to hear I can help create new traditions for your family and allow eating gluten-free to be easier. Glad to help!

  11. Hi, I'm a vegetarian and wondering if you think the consistency of this recipe would be just as good without the sausage?

  12. I believe it would be! The sausage is more used for flavor so it should be ok without it.

  13. Thanks for the recipe. The one thing my son misses the most is stuffing.

  14. I think the low rating was mine - not intentional - I clicked thinking I would see reviews and did not intend for it to be a vote - didn't know how that worked on this site and then could not undo it. SORRY! I intend to make this for Thanksgiving. Tried going back and doing multiple 5 star ratings to counter balance. Again, apologies.

  15. Thanks for sharing this all those years ago! After all this time this recipe is still a favorite at our house with both gluten free and gluten-loving family members. We add pecans, a handful of chopped raisins and some diced apple. Leftovers freeze well, too. We wrap them in individual sized servings and take them to work in the lunchbox throughout the winter to jazz up leftover chicken or pork.