This gluten-free stuffing with apples and sausage is so flavorful and delicious! It has all the traditional flavors you love in stuffing with very little effort in the kitchen.
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I love making this sausage apple stuffing because it is full of fall flavors. Although, it is a side dish I enjoy all year around but especially during the fall and winter.
It is just so cozy and hearty. I love it on Thanksgiving with our recipe for the BEST roast chicken or the the most delectable gluten-free turkey around! Our gluten-free green bean casserole with homemade fried onions is another hit when served up with this delicious stuffing!
It really could be a whole meal rather than just a side dish thanks to the filling bread and sausage. You can enjoy it on its own or drizzled with our homemade gravy (recipe going soon).
Can you make it dairy-free and vegan?
This recipe is simple to make dairy-free and or vegan. Simply remove the sausage, use vegetable broth instead of chicken and swap out the butter for a dairy-free or vegan butter.
Also, I love making this delicious dairy-free kale salad from Meaningful Eats for another great side.
How to make gluten-free stuffing
First, I preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then start by having my hubby help me chop up the apple chips. I like to use a mix of Bare Snacks Granny Smith and fuji apple chips.
Next, in a frying pan brown the sausage with salt, onion and garlic powder and black pepper, making sure to crumble the sausage. I then add the butter, vegetables and Bare Snacks apple chips and cook until vegetables are softened and sausage is cooked through.
Pro Tip: Cooking everything together brings out a fantastic flavor that will come through so well in this sausage apple stuffing.
Pour 1 C chicken broth over everything evenly and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Why use dried apples?
Bare Snacks has naturally delicious and nutritious apple chips that are great on their own and wonderful in this recipe. Just be sure to save enough while snacking on them…
I love that they are baked not fried and that they are made from real fruit with nothing artificial, ever.
They are great for recipes because you never have to worry that you may not have fresh apples on hand. Bare Snacks are shelf stable and can become a kitchen staple for your cooking.
However, you can absolutely use fresh diced apples in this recipe if you prefer. While I like Granny Smith and fuji varieties, any will do.
What gluten-free bread is best for stuffing?
While any gluten-free bread works, I feel that Canyon Bakehouse brand is superior to others both in taste and texture. The same goes for butter. I only use Kerrygold.
I have chosen my favorite things already to add to this sausage apple stuffing. However, there are a variety of other things you could include.
Other Stuffing Mix-Ins:
- Fresh sage
- Toasted pecans
- Bare Snacks beet, carrot or sweet potato veggie chips
- Roasted beets
- Fresh or dried cranberries
- Diced potatoes
I love finding healthy stocking stuffers and these fruit and veggie chips from Bare Snacks are a favorite of ours. They feel more snack-able than just fresh produce does as well when you are busy and on the go.
We hope you love this sausage apple stuffing as much as we did. I can’t wait to hear what other ingredients you chose to add to yours! Please let us know in the comments.
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Gluten-Free Stuffing with Apples and Sausage
- 1 lb breakfast sausage
- 7 slices gluten-free bread I love Canyon Bakehouse
- 1 C chicken broth
- 1/3 C Bare Snacks Fiji apple chips chopped
- 1/3 C Bare Snacks Granny Smith apple chips chopped
- 1/4 C onion diced
- 1/2 C carrots diced
- 1/3 C shaved or diced Brussels sprouts
- 3 T butter
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary chopped
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- dash of cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Fry sausage in a pan with salt, onion and garlic powder and black pepper, making sure to crumble the sausage
- Add butter then saute carrots, onion, apple, Brussels sprouts and chopped rosemary until vegetables are softened and sausage cooked through
- Meanwhile, dice the bread into cubes and spread out onto a baking sheet
- Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees
- Place bread cubes, sausage mixture and apples into a baking dish
- Pour 1 C chicken brother everything evenly
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
This recipe was originally posted on December 10, 2018. We have updated it in October 2019 with more information and helpful instructions.