I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving, and I am sharing my favorite stuffing/dressing recipe. I absolutely love the fall colors, scents, and flavors this time of year brings. Even though I am in the south and fall only exist for a brief minute it seems, I always look forward to this time of the year. Being with Family, and taking the time to be thankful for everything you do have in your life.
You Will Need
1 loaf approx 15 oz.of Gluten-free bread diced ( can sub cornbread or any bread you can eat)
1 cup of Chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 to 3 apples cored diced approx 2 cups leave the peals on. I think it adds flavor and color. ( can be made without fruit or sub, pears, Asian pears, peaches, cherries, cranberries, and pineapple work well with this dish)
1 large onion diced approx 1 cup I am using a red onion
1 Large Carrot diced approx ½ cup
2 Large stalks of Celery dices approx 1 cup
4 tablespoons of allergy-free “butter” or oil
1 tablespoon of Parsley
1 teaspoon Basil
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon ground Sage
½ teaspoon ground Thyme
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
A pan to sautee the vegetables and fruit, and a baking pan for the oven to finish baking the stuffing/dressing.
Let’s Get Started
In a pan on the stovetop, place “butter” in a pan and allow to meltdown over medium heat. Then add in carrots, celery, and sautee for 5 minutes. Then add the onions in, and sautee for 5 more minutes. Lastly, add into the pan the herbs, apples, and allow to sautee for 5 minutes.
Then have your oven preheated to 350 degrees.
Mix the cooked veggies with the bread and broth in a bowl. Your mixture may be dry appear dry, but depending on your bread and how wet you like your stuffing you may need to add liquid. However, the vegetables and fruit will continue to release liquid as they cook. Then add the mixture to a greased pan and bake for approx 25 minutes. ( I would wait until it is almost done cooking to add any additional liquid and cook longer if needed. )
The next part is simple. Enjoy this stuffing, dressing whichever one you want to call it with Turkey, Chicken, and even pork. It is a stuffing that tastes like Thanksgiving, but light enough to be used throughout the year. I am truly thankful to be able to share my life and my recipes with everyone through Allergy Dragon. Holidays are a great time to be with family, but when your family doesn't understand food allergies or Celiac disease it brings about a whole new level of Family drama. What do you do to make it through the holidays with “those” relatives? Leave a comment, and let us know. I hope this recipe helps tame your Allergy Dragon. You can watch my step by step video on Allergy Dragon YouTube Channel. Feel free to share, Like Comment, and subscribe.