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Gluten Free and Low Carb Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Ketogenic and gluten free turkey stuffingGluten Free and Low Carb Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Here in Canada, we just had our Thanksgiving holiday weekend and I was determined to make a turkey stuffing that was keto friendly and gluten free.  (I’m Keto and my daughter is gluten free).

Although, I do sometimes make a low carb bread when I have a hankering for BLT’s, I was just not willing to make this a huge affair of baking bread, only for the purposes of stuffing it into a turkey.  The idea and goal for me is to break free of some of my old bread habits.

And besides, due to some circumstances, my usual big family gathering was going to be very small and so there were less people to offend with this break in tradition.  So basically, I winged it and made it up as I went along.

Here is what I came up with:

Gluten Free and Low Carb Turkey Stuffing Recipelow carb turkey stuffing

  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • fresh parsley,rosemary,sage and thyme (chopped, about 1/2 c total)
  • teaspoon each salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well and stuff into the turkey.

Based on 8 servings: Calories 175, Carbs 2, Fat 12, Protein 14, Fibre 1

So, I have to be honest, I was a little disappointed in the lack of flavor.  I think I am used to the over salted and flavored bread crumbs that I normally buy for stuffing.  So, if I was to make this again, I would add either a tablespoon of poultry seasoning or maybe a scoop of Better than Bouillon paste to give it more kick.  Maybe one of you could suggest something for my Christmas turkey stuffing?

But that said, the next day I made a casserole with leftover stuffing and it was divine!

Low Carb Stuffing Casserole: Take a pie plate and fill it with leftover stuffing.  Add 6 beaten eggs and top with 1 cup shredded cheese.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Oh yes, it was delicious!

Low Carb Sausage Stuffing Casserole

What do you think of a bread free stuffing?

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25 Responses to Gluten Free and Low Carb Turkey Stuffing Recipe

  1. Melissa says:

    What about adding some kind of nut? Obviously there’s Chestnut Stuffing…macadamia? Not sure that would up your flavor very much, but it might add a texture..? As a snack, craisins and pistacchios are tasty and colorful, but pistachios may be too carby.. As it is, this looks like a perfect cold weather breakfast!

    • anitabreeze says:

      Ya, actually another thing I did with this stuffing is fry some up with some scrambled eggs. Now that was really good. I like your chestnut idea, I will look at something like that for Christmas stuffing. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lean Lacaba says:

    This looks so yummy! It’s a shame turkey is rare here in the Philippines.

  3. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    Sounds like you could have gone straight to the casserole and skipped the stuffing and the whole project would be a win!

    • anitabreeze says:

      LOL! I could even not call this stuffing and make that cheesy casserole any time of year. I like the way you think!

  4. Dawn Spatulas On Parade says:

    Due to health reason I don’t eat pork but I’m sure it is a tasty recipe. My husband would love this.

  5. Lori says:

    Oh my gosh, this look s amazing! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe soon. <3

  6. Amanda McMahon says:

    i’m going to do a modified thanksgiving living in India not about columbus but about being thankful.

  7. Courtney Pies says:

    I’m not on the ketogenic or gluten free diet and that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing that you might want to add some poultry seasoning next time. I love the idea for the casserole for the leftover stuffing! I will definitely have to do that for leftover Thanksgiving stuffing (if there is any!)!

  8. Melissa Earl says:

    This looks great! Can’t wait to try it out for dinner!

  9. Katherine Bartlett says:

    That’s a great idea! And I bet it came out great!

  10. We love stuffing, especially during the holidays. My grandmother actually taught me how to make her signature stuffing when I was a teenager. It would be great to replace some of her ingredients and to make the recipe a little bit healthier and I think it could be done with your recipe.

  11. PamIW says:

    I think I could eat this. It sounds tasty to me. I love the pic of the leftovers. That looks delicious!

  12. Pam W says:

    Thank you for posting this. My daughter has celiac and she has been asking me to find a stuffing recipe we can use for Thanksgiving.

  13. I am not a huge stuffing fan to begin with. But, I do love sausage! I will have to try it this way and see if I like it any better.

  14. Melanie Roberts says:

    YUMMM.. this looks amazing and I bet it tastes amazing… gluten Free.. I’m impressed and loving it; thanks for sharing

  15. tessii1 says:

    hmmm, I didnt know you could do that. Pork sausage sounds like a good substitution!

  16. The casserole looks delicious. Now that you know what’s missing you can now go back and remake it all over and make it even better than before.

  17. Casey says:

    I’m a vegetarian, but my husband is a meat-eater. If he behaves himself, maybe I’ll have to whip this up as a side for him this Thanksgiving. 😉

  18. JadeLouise Designs says:

    That is brilliant, using pork sausage as a substitute for breading in a stuffing. So smart! I bet it tastes amazing!

  19. Kate, aka guavalicious says:

    Interesting! I am swithcing over to eating more primal style so I definitely need to make this. I loved the idea of the casserole. There is nothing more comforting than casserole.

  20. Slap Dash Mom says:

    Our eating habits are pretty much opposite of each other – I’m a vegetarian – but I must say the cheese looks yummy. 🙂 And the idea of bread free stuffing is great.

  21. Jutta says:

    YUM! I love all the fresh herbs in it! I never made a stuffing with meat in it. I don’t even know why. Maybe I should change that this year 🙂

  22. Terry My Journey With Candida says:

    Your stuffing recipe sounds very interesting. I have never had sausage in stuffing but am very willing to give it a try. It sounds delicious.

  23. Michele says:

    I am not so sure I would like a bread free stuffing–I mean stuffing is supposed to include bread in my mind anyway. Since I don’t use it (stuffing) I don’t really have to worry-I am a diabetic so I try to stay away from all bread as much as possible.

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