Hazelnut Sage Stuffing (Gluten-Free optional)


This dairy-free stuffing was made with Rudi’s gluten-free bread, but you can use your favorite bread, any type of sturdy bread will work well. Spiked with hazelnuts, fresh sage, and olive oil, this stuffing doesn’t require any meat or butter to be an incredible addition to any holiday table.

Hazelnut Sage Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe

Hazelnut Sage Stuffing (Gluten-Free optional)
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This recipe was created by Chef Dan of Renegade Kitchen, and shared with us by Rudi’s Bakery.
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1 loaf Multigrain Bread (such as Rudi’s Organic Multigrain Bread or Rudi’s Gluten-Free Multigrain Bread)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 whole yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 bulb fennel, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons sage, minced
  • 1 pound Cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-1/2 cup veggie stock (homemade is always better)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts
  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Cut the loaf of bread into rough cubes, anywhere from ½ inch to ¾¾inch pieces. Spread the bread cubes over a cookie sheet and toast them in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until they’re light brown and slightly crisp on the outside.
  3. Set the bread aside and turn the oven temperature up to 350 degrees.
  4. Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the onion, fennel, and garlic until they’re slightly translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the sage and mushrooms and cook everything down for 10 minutes, or until the veggies are ~50% of their original volume. Season everything with salt and pepper as you go along and taste, taste, taste.
  6. Put the bread cubes in a large bowl and mix in the cooked veggie mixture. Make sure you mix everything well, no giant pockets of bread or veggies hanging out on their own.
  7. Pour the veggie stock and two eggs (unscrambled) over the bread mixture and stir everything one more time. You want it to be moist but not mushy, the egg should coat everything (it will help the stuffing set in the dish).
  8. Spread the stuffing into a 9 x 13 dish and sprinkle the hazelnuts over the entire casserole.
  9. Bake the stuffing for 15-20 minutes, or until the bread is nicely toasted on top and moist in the middle. The nuts on top will toast as the stuffing bakes and release their most Thanksgiving-y aroma into your house.
  10. Get a spoon, a turkey and a bib. It’s Thanksgiving.
Diet type: Dairy free, Soy free, Sugar free, optionally Gluten free, optionally Wheat free

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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