Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (Gluten Free, Grain Free)

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (gluten free, grain free) is hands down the best stuffing I have had. Sausage, cornbread, onion, celery and fresh herbs are combined to create a great tasting stuffing you won't believe is light and healthy.

If a sausage and cornbread stuffing is a must on your Thanksgiving table, this recipe will not disappoint! Organic and grass fed ground pork sausage is combined with cornbread, onion, celery and fresh herbs to create a great tasting stuffing you won’t believe is gluten free, grain free and easily made paleo. It’s so delicious – everyone will be asking for seconds. If you are preparing dinner for a large crowd (10 + people), I recommend to double the recipe.

It’s also very easy to make and comes together quickly. You can make the stuffing 1 – 2 days earlier and keep it in the fridge until Thanksgiving. It will save you some time on Thanksgiving day so you have enough time to make the turkey.

It’s best to cut the cornbread and let it sit out overnight to get hard & dry, but if your pressed for time you can put it in the oven at 250°F for about 30 minutes, stirring half way until the bread is completely firm.

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (gluten free, grain free) is hands down the best stuffing I have had. Sausage, cornbread, onion, celery and fresh herbs are combined to create a great tasting stuffing you won't believe is light and healthy.

I am excited about Thanksgiving this year! We hope to get together with my whole family – we haven’t been able to celebrate Thanksgiving together since I got married because my sister and her family live in another state and the rest of our family lives abroad, but this year, we will be all together. 🙂 What are your plans for the Thanksgiving holidays? Are you traveling or do you have family visiting? Would love to hear from you how you will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Leave me a comment below 🙂

This post is my final post from my Thanksgiving side dishes I shared with you this month. I will compile a recipe roundup with some amazing and delicious side dishes for Thanksgiving from fellow bloggers.  I will email them to you over the weekend. Don’t forget to check here or your email. You can sign up here to receive free delicious & healthy recipes weekly.

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without this cornbread and sausage stuffing on the table.  Hope you enjoy 🙂

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (gluten free, grain free) is hands down the best stuffing I have had. Sausage, cornbread, onion, celery and fresh herbs are combined to create a great tasting stuffing you won't believe is light and healthy.

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (gluten free, grain free) is hands down the best stuffing I have had. Sausage, cornbread, onion, celery and fresh herbs are combined to create a great tasting stuffing you won't believe is light and healthy.

What you need

  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (or fat of your choice)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 8 fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 recipe grain-free cornbread, cut into cubes and left uncovered overnight to dry
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup chicken/vegetable stock

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook ground sausage over medium heat in a skillet and break up in pieces using a wooden spoon. When cooked, transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Heat olive oil in the skillet and add onion and celery and cook, stirring frequently until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add chopped parsley and sage leaves, and stir well until the flavors are incorporated. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer the mixture into the bowl with the sausage.

Add dried cornbread to the mixing bowl. Whisk eggs and chicken/vegetable stock and pour over the cornbread and sausage mixture. Toss gently until all ingredients are wet.

Transfer to a greased baking dish and bake at 350 F for 30 – 35 minutes until top is golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy! 🙂

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (gluten free, grain free) is hands down the best stuffing I have had. Sausage, cornbread, onion, celery and fresh herbs are combined to create a great tasting stuffing you won't believe is light and healthy.

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (gluten free, grain free) is hands down the best stuffing I have had. Sausage, cornbread, onion, celery and fresh herbs are combined to create a great tasting stuffing you won't believe is light and healthy.

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Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (Gluten Free, Grain Free)
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (or fat of your choice)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 8 fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 recipe grain-free cornbread, cut into cubes and left uncovered overnight to dry
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup chicken/vegetable stock
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook ground sausage over medium heat in a skillet and break up in pieces using a wooden spoon. When cooked, transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in the skillet and add onion and celery and cook, stirring frequently until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add chopped parsley and sage leaves, and stir well until the flavors are incorporated. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer the mixture into the bowl with the sausage.
  3. Add dried cornbread to the mixing bowl. Whisk eggs and chicken/vegetable stock and pour over the cornbread and sausage mixture. Toss gently until all ingredients are wet.
  4. Transfer to a greased baking dish and bake at 350 F for 30 - 35 minutes until top is golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy! 🙂
Notes
The nutritional info label doesn't include the nutritional info for the cornbread. Check out the cornbread recipe and nutritional info.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 111 g Calories: 213 Fat: 17.4 g Saturated fat: 5.1 g Unsaturated fat: 12.3 g Trans fat: 0.1 g Carbohydrates: 2.8 g Sugar: 0.9 g Sodium: 559 mg Fiber: 1.1 g Protein: 11.2 g Cholesterol: 94 mg

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18 comments on Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (Gluten Free, Grain Free)

  • nazima

    this is a great stuffing recipe – crispy and full of lovely flavours. Perfect for Thanksgiving! thank you for sharing

  • Shadi

    Loving this side dish! This is my second Thanksgiving and the first in the US! My family lives across the oceans:) So glad you you have spending Thanksgiving with your family!

  • Melissa Love

    I LOVE cornbread. Never thought of using it as a stuffing. I bet it absorbs all the flavours really well.

  • Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat

    This gluten free stuffing looks amazing! Will have to make it for my husband – he will love it! 🙂

  • Brian Jones

    I love stiffing mixes and the combination of sausage and cornbread sounds awesome!

  • Razena

    I don’t eat pork, so if I were to make this could I use minced lamb or beef instead?

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      You sure can. Beef would be a great substitute. I would only add a little bit more spices to make it as flavorful as it is with the pork sausage. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I think the stuffing is one of my favorite sides at Thanksgiving! Your recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  • Choclette

    I love a good stuffing, it’s one of my favourite bits of a roast dinner. It sounds like you’re going to have a great time with all the family around. I’m sure you’ll all enjoy it.

  • Rachel @ Simple Seasonal

    Oh my goodness this sounds so good! You certainly kicked stuffing up a notch! Pinning for later!

  • Richa

    That stuffing looks amazing, crisp and full of flavor.

  • Donna

    This sounds like a delicious stuffing! Great colours!

  • Ashley Bee (QLCC)

    My gluten-free friend was just lamenting how much she misses stuffing. I’ll have to send her this!

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