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    If a cornbread and sausage 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 doubling 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 you are 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.

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    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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    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.

    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 to 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.

    Are you looking for more healthy Thanksgiving side dishes? Check these out:

    How To Make Gluten-Free Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

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    Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing
    Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (Gluten Free, Grain Free)
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (gluten free, grain free) is hands down the best stuffing I have had. Great tasting stuffing you that is light and healthy.

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 10
    Calories: 213 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 1 lb. ground pork sausage
    • 2 Tbsp extra virgin 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
    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 to 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! 🙂
    Recipe Notes

    The nutritional info label doesn't include the nutritional info for the cornbread. Check out the cornbread recipe and nutritional info.

    Nutrition Facts
    Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (Gluten Free, Grain Free)
    Amount Per Serving (111 g)
    Calories 213 Calories from Fat 157
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 17.4g 27%
    Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
    Trans Fat 0.1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 12.3g
    Cholesterol 94mg 31%
    Sodium 559mg 23%
    Total Carbohydrates 2.8g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
    Sugars 0.9g
    Protein 11.2g 22%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    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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    Comments

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

    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!

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

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

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

    Love! It looks amazing. I may have to try this recipe for xmas.

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

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      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! 🙂

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

    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.

    What a gorgeous stuffing!

    look at that color, what a beautiful, curated dish. happy thanksgiving!

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

    Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe

    Beautiful stuffing recipe Neli! I love sausage stuffing and this version looks delicious!

    That stuffing looks amazing, crisp and full of flavor.

    Yum, Your recipe looks awesome!

    This sounds like a delicious stuffing! Great colours!

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

    If making cornbread and sausage stuffing do you bake it then save it in fridge? If so how do you reheat?

      Hi Karen, yes, you can make the stuffing ahead of time (for example, the day before Thanksgiving). I would just cover it with foil (so it doesn’t burn) and place it in a preheated oven at moderate temperature (325 – 350). And reheat the cornbread stuffing for about 20-30 minutes until it’s hot throughout. Hope this helps you! 🙂

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