Grandma’s Gluten Free Turkey Stuffing

Christmas is just around the corner. Literally. I can’t believe it. I’ve been running around the last couple of days like crazy trying to get my last minute stuff done. I don’t know why, but this year I’ve been behind since the beginning of December. Perhaps it’s hubby’s fault. Yeah, it’s his fault! (I’m just kidding honey!) He’s been away for work and back and now he’s away again. This whole thing of him being gone for a 4 or 5 days at a time is a little difficult to manage at times. But, I’m doing my best. And, it seems around Christmas time there is just extra stuff to do. Like holiday shopping and wrapping. Not to mention, kids’ Christmas concerts, parties and gatherings. Oh yeah, and let us not forget, decorating, cleaning house and oh yeah, baking?!?! I always ask myself why do I put so much pressure on myself to get everything done? Seriously, who’s going to know if I don’t? Just me. Right? Just me. Why is it that women just want things perfect for large holiday gatherings? Seriously, why do we always put so much pressure on ourselves? I know that every woman around me is the same. Always wanting things to be perfect, but in reality, who’s gonna know the difference? I know that I just want my little family to be together for the holidays, not to have a perfectly decorated house, a meal made to perfection or anything else. I just want to be together. So, whatever gets done, gets done I guess and whatever doesn’t, well, that’s okay too. I will be hosting Christmas dinner this year and I know that even though the days leading up to Christmas are super busy, I will make a point to carve out some time to spend with my family.

With all that being said, here’s one recipe that I will be sure to include on my Christmas dinner menu. Stuffing. What’s better than turkey? How about the stuffing inside of the turkey? For me, turkey stuffing is my favourite part of any turkey. I hate to admit this, but I could probably sit down and just eat a plate of stuffing. Okay, gross … I know, right? But for me, a turkey without stuffing is just plain wrong. I’ve only cooked a turkey without stuffing once in my life and it’s something that I vowed I would never do again. It was just plain, plain. I swear the turkey meat was even flavourless without it. Being gluten free can be a challenge over the holidays, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to give up any of the good stuff over the holidays, you just have to maybe put a little more thought and effort into preparing some of your favourite dishes. For us, converting this turkey stuffing to gluten free, dairy free and soy free was an absolute must. There wasn’t an option. This recipe comes from my Mom. Like I’ve said in previous posts, my Mom was an amazing cook growing up. In fact, she still is. Anytime I get invited over to her house for dinner, I always accept. No questions asked. My kiddies love Grandma’s cooking as well. I have seen her make this recipe countless times growing up and even to this day, she still gets out this old tattered piece of paper to make it. Of course, now that she’s gluten free as well, there have been a few substitutions. But, that same delicious, moist stuffing remains unchanged. It is the best part of any turkey meal. Add this to your holiday menu and let me know how it turned out for you!

Grandma’s Gluten Free Turkey Stuffing 

2 cups potato, cooked, mashed and cooled ( I like to cook my potatoes the night before and store them in the fridge until ready to use)

1 cup gluten free bread crumbs (I use my Glorious Gluten Free Bread and lightly toast them in the oven)

1/4 cup  bacon, cut into small pieces (ensure whatever brand you use, it’s gluten free)

2 tsp chopped yellow onion

1/4 cup Earth Balance Soy Free Spread

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp ground sage

1 egg

1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Once your ingredients are well mixed in your bowl you can begin stuffing your turkey. Ensure you close up your turkey well so the stuffing stays inside your turkey while cooking. Cook your turkey according to package directions on your turkey. Baste your turkey while it’s roasting to ensure that the stuffing remains moist inside the cavity. Serve and enjoy with your holiday meal!

Love,

Jenny

Grandma's Gluten Free Turkey Stuffing
 
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Jenny Beaulieu:
Ingredients
  • 2 cups potato, cooked, mashed and cooled ( I like to cook my potatoes the night before and store them in the fridge until ready to use)
  • 2 cups potato, cooked, mashed and cooled ( I like to cook my potatoes the night before and store them in the fridge until ready to use)
  • 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs (I use my Glorious Gluten Free Bread and lightly toast them in the oven)
  • 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs (I use my Glorious Gluten Free Bread and lightly toast them in the oven)
  • ¼ cup bacon, cut into small pieces (ensure whatever brand you use, it's gluten free)
  • ¼ cup bacon, cut into small pieces (ensure whatever brand you use, it's gluten free)
  • 2 tsp chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tsp chopped yellow onion
  • ¼ cup Earth Balance Soy Free Spread
  • ¼ cup Earth Balance Soy Free Spread
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground sage
  • ½ tsp ground sage
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Once your ingredients are well mixed in your bowl you can begin stuffing your turkey. Ensure you close up your turkey well so the stuffing stays inside your turkey while cooking. Cook your turkey according to package directions on your turkey. Baste your turkey while it's roasting to ensure that the stuffing remains moist inside the cavity. Serve and enjoy with your holiday meal!

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