Gluten Free Stuffing

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This Gluten-Free Stuffing is a perfect recipe for savory stuffing. Nobody should have to skimp on Thanksgiving, no matter your dietary needs. 

Gluten Free Stuffing in a bowl with a serving spoon

Gluten Free Stuffing

Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without a heaping helping of savory stuffing on your plate. But when we had some family members who needed to go gluten free, finding a stuffing alternative was a bit of a task. Nobody should have to skimp on Thanksgiving, no matter your dietary needs. So when I got this recipe from Chef Sam, the executive chef at Fitness Ridge. I was anxious to try it. To my very pleasant surprise, it was DELICIOUS. My kids loved it. No more feeling guilty about putting stuffing on your plate at Thanksgiving!

How Many Calories in Gluten Free Stuffing?

Can you believe this recipe is only 82 CALORIES? That is amazing considering a ½ cup of boxed stuffing mix is 178 calories! Over TWICE as many calories as this recipe! You can fill up on stuffing rather than feeling stuffed after your meal.It’s chock full of good for you ingredients that add tons of flavor without adding a lot of calories.

Suggestions for this Recipe

  • There are several tasty GF bread options at your grocery store. I like using light, fluffy white gluten-free sandwich bread, cut into cubes.
  • Using organic, low sodium chicken broth will keep calories low. However if you want a little more flavor in your dish, go ahead and use regular chicken broth. It’s still gluten free!
  • Fresh herbs taste so delicious in this recipe! You can find them all in the produce section of the grocery store. However if you can’t track them down, dried herbs will work just as well.
  • Don’t skimp on the orange and lemon zest! This little step gives this recipe a fresh, vibrant flavor that can’t be beat.
  • Grapeseed oil enhances the flavors of the herbs so make sure to find this at the store. You could also use a dash of extra virgin olive oil if needed.
  • Use leftovers for sandwiches, midnight snacks, whatever you like! Store it covered in the refrigerator; leftovers will be good for up to a week.

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How to Make Gluten Free Stuffing

Gluten Free Stuffing in a bowl with a serving spoon

Gluten Free Stuffing

5 from 5 votes
Gluten Free Stuffing is full of flavor yet light on calories! You'll never miss that full-calorie stuffing after you try this hearty, rich recipe.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Herb Mixture:


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a sauté pan spray a non stick spray and add the first 4 ingredients.
  • Cook until soft, then move to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the cooked vegetables in mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish- Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Herb Mixture:
  • Chop all the herbs. Using a mixing bowl add the herb mixture. Then stir.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1545IUVitamin C: 7.6mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 0.8mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    This stuffing sounds delicious! Love all the herbs on this and that zesty flavour from the orange and lemon sounds amazing. Can’t wait to make this.

  2. 5 stars
    Healthy and flavorful dishes are always welcome. Love to try new recipes for my family and my next stuffing is already on my list for sure.

    1. The carb content of this recipe would mostly depend on the brand of gluten-free bread you use. There are minimal carbs in the vegetables, but the carb count in gluten-free bread can vary quite a bit.

    1. I wouldn’t skip it altogether. You could use less oil. The oil brings out the flavors of the herbs and so little is used that it doesn’t add that many calories. You can also replace the grape seed oil with another oil you have on hand.