Thanksgiving is just around the corner… like literally AROUND the corner and I have the BEST dressing recipe ever (& it is gluten-free)! Yep I said… THE BEST!
It is all about the gluten free bread…
In my opinion what makes this dressing the best is the bread! Surprise, surprise it is made with gluten free bread! I know I was shocked as well. The gluten free bread is naturally already drier in consistency and once you toast it to a golden brown it truly does become the perfect bread to carry all the dressing seasonings without getting too mushy.
So how did this dressing happen you ask? Well, last Thanksgiving my sis-in-love just discovered that her and gluten are not friends, so I went on a mission to create some of her favorite holiday sides. First up was the dressing.
Her family grew up in Ohio and they are BIG fans of bread dressing, even though I grew up on cornbread dressing I wanted to create a bread dressing she would would love and could enjoy. Well to my surprise, and my families, we have all fallen in love with this dressing and this will be the main dressing on our Thanksgiving table this year. Don’t worry my southern peeps, there will still be some cornbread dressing.
It’s not just about the bread though…
A few years back we had a Friendsgiving and a friend brought her dressing that had apples & sausage in it and we all loved it. It was so different from what we normally have and the sausage was everything! Ever since I have been adding sausage to our cornbread dressing and so it was a must for this new gluten free version.
I also kept in some old favorites such as onions, celery and herbs (see recipe for my herb trick)… all come together to make this the BEST dressing ever!
My little secret is I brown the sausage and then remove it and cook the onions and celery in same pan… letting all those flavors come together from the beginning. I also season everything in each step.
It comes all together…
Once the bread is toasted, sausage is browned, onion and celery are super soft and broth is warm it is time to bring it all together. I like to combine everything and then let it sit for about a hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes, before putting into baking dish. If you don’t have time that is ok, it will be amazing, I just like letting the flavor to meld a little before baking.
You can also make this ahead and then bake on the day of your celebration. Just know you might have to had additional chicken broth.
Let’s do this!
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