Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

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Still searching for a gluten free stuffing recipe? This Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing is my absolute favorite version. Made with homemade cornbread, and cranberries, it tastes like the holidays should.

gluten free cornbread stuffing chopped cornbread overhead shot

Stuffing or Dressing?

Stuffing. It’s the one thing that people miss at the holidays. Stuffing shouldn’t just be relegated just to the holidays, though. I received a panicked email during Christmas, when someone’s stuffing mix supply ran out. I tried to encourage the writer that it’s not all that hard to make. Use the recipe for Bette Hagman’s gluten free cornbread, and you’re halfway to this delicious gluten free cornbread stuffing.

Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing with chopped onions and celery on cutting board

Gluten Free Bouillon

I originally posted this recipe for my gluten free cornbread stuffing in 2017. I did it in a hurry, because I wanted everyone to have it in time. However, it contained only one picture. To be honest, it wasn’t a great one. So here I am, a year later, updating the post with images that tell more of the story. My recipe calls for using gluten free bouillon and water. (You can use chicken stock if you want.) Here are the bouillon brands I trust.

gluten free cornbread stuffing topped with Graceland Fruit Premium Dried Whole Cranberries

Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing KEY INGREDIENT

My recipe for gluten free cornbread stuffing contains one important ingredient. Cranberries. Some may not agree, but I feel it adds an added sweetness to the dish. When I can, I prefer to use Michigan brands, such as Graceland Fruit. I first tried their products at the Third Coast Bakery grand opening. Luckily, I can find these whole ones at my local Meijer. I added them whole to my gluten free cornbread stuffing, but suggest chopping them up a bit before adding them to yours.

Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing Served in bowl in table setting

Don’t wait for the holidays to make this gluten free cornbread stuffing. This dish is good anytime of the year. While it’s tasty with turkey, it’s succulent as a side to sausage as well. You can use it to make waffled stuffing, that would make one heck of a base for a meatloaf sandwich. Either way, you can easily make this gluten free cornbread stuffing part of your meal rotation.

Looking for a recipe using regular gluten free bread? Try this Gluten Free Mushroom Stuffing from VegetarianMamma. Want a smaller portion size? Add these Gluten Free Stuffing Cups from Eat At Our Table to your menu!  Both use my favorite Schar Artisan bread!

Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Recipes


  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2-3 ribs of celery chopped
  • 2 sticks of butter or Earth Balance if dairy-free
  • 2 tsp Gluten Free Bouillon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 9 c cubed cornbread
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
  • 2 1/2 - 3 c water


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Dice onion and chop celery. In large skillet, melt butter and saute onion and celery until onions are translucent.
  • Add bouillon, salt, pepper, sage and thyme to sauteed mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes further.
  • Place cornbread cubes in large baking dish, preferably one that has its own cover. Add to it the sauteed vegetable and herb mixture. Stir together along with dried cranberries.
  • Moisten cornbread stuffing with water. You can adjust the level of water for your preferred level of moisture.
  • Cover baking dish and cook for 25-30 minutes. Remove cornbread dressing from oven and let rest covered 5-10 minutes.
Keyword cornbread dressing, gluten free dressing, gluten free stuffing
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Do you enjoy cornbread stuffing anytime of the year, or just the holidays? What do you like to pair with it? Leave me a comment below!

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  2. I was going to ask if you use sweetened dried cranberries, but then I found an ingredient listing for Graceland Dried Cranberries, and found that the answer is yes. So I’ve answered my own question, but I thought other people might find that info helpful too.

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