Cornbread stuffing is a Thanksgiving classic but can be difficult to make gluten-free. This recipe uses our basic cornbread gluten-free recipe as the base and adds ins like onion, celery, sage, and cranberries for a delicious stuffing that everyone will love. Best of all, it's simple to make and can be prepared ahead of time so you can relax on Thanksgiving day. Give this gluten-free cornbread stuffing a try this year!
Although we love making buttermilk cornbread with bean chili year long because cornbread batter is made in one bowl and is mysteriously easy to bake, it is not until the Fall season that we start making this vegan cranberry cornbread because it pairs beautifully with sage butter, making it the dreamed Autumn delight!
This egg-free cornbread dressing goes perfectly on any Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday table, served with a kale salad with maple-balsamic dressing and glazed tofu steaks.
vegan gluten free stuffing
Make this gluten-free cornbread stuffing with just a few kitchen staples, and make them shine with pure comfort food flavors.
- vegan butter
- fresh sage
- chopped fresh rosemary
- fresh thyme
- celery stalks
- homemade gluten-free cornbread recipe
- egg replacement
- vegetable broth
- plant milk
Optional: dried cranberries and toasted pecans.
See the recipe card for quantities.
To make this vegan cornbread stuffing, you just need to sautee a couple of fresh veggies: bake them with the cornbread dice, and add the final touch by tossing some cranberries and chopped pecans.
Hint: make gluten-free cornbread a day ahead if you want to save some time for the Thanksgiving meal.
Preheat the oven to 375 º F (190 ºC).
Make homemade cornbread.
Melt butter and chop fresh sage on top, cooking on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
Chop onions and celery.
Sautee diced onion and celery in butter on medium heat on a large skillet.
Dice the pre-made gluten-free cornbread.
Use nonstick cooking spray and arrange cornbread cubes on a baking sheet.
Add the cooked vegetables on top.
Followed by cranberries and stir egg replacement, vegetable broth, remaining melted butter, non-dairy milk, and salt. Cover with foil and bake.
Remove the foil, and broil for another 5 minutes until golden brown. Lightly toast the pecans on a skillet.
Toss the lightly toasted pecan nuts and garnish with fresh herbs in a casserole dish. Stir to combine.
Hint: For moist stuffing, sprinkle extra plant milk.
🥢 How to serve
- Pecans - instead of pecan nuts, you could use walnuts.
- Cranberries - use sweet and sour dried raisins or black carries instead.
- Egg replacer - you can replace it with flex meal eggs, combining one tablespoon of flax meal and 3 tablespoons of water for each one.
- Onions - use leeks instead.
- Vegan butter - use extra-virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil.
- Sweet - top with maple syrup.
- Kid-friendly - add vegan marshmallows.
To make your gluten-free cornbread stuffing, you will need a baking dish for the bread and a rimmed baking sheet to bake the stuffing.
To mix the liquid ingredients, you can use a large bowl and a whisk: then pour the mixture over the cubed cornbread. Optionally cover with foil so the flavors meld more evenly.
Store the vegan cornbread stuffing using an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Sprinkle almond milk or vegetable broth before reheating to prevent it from drying out. Add some freshly toasted pecans before serving.
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing can be frozen, but I recommend not thawing completely and baking it in the oven while frozen so it doesn't become mushy.
💡 Top tips
To make the stuffing ahead, do everything and save some melted butter to toss right before serving.
We like having different textures, so we cut the dried cornbread cubes into different sizes. If you think it is too chunky, you can break the bigger dice with the back of the wooden spoon when plating.
Give a good stir to the vegan cornbread dressing right before serving.
📚 More Holiday Recipes
You just need to make cornbread using a store-bought gluten-free mix or make it yourself within minutes.
Yes. Cornbread stuffing and mushroom-based stuffings are amongst the most popular vegan stuffing options.
Right before serving, put in a preheated oven and broil for 3-5 minutes depending on how much moisture there is. This will evaporate the humidity and make the cornbread crunchier.
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Cornbread Stuffing Gluten Free
For the stuffing:
- 1 onion large, finely diced
- 3 celery stalks, finely diced
- 5 cups Vegan Cornbread Recipe Gluten-free cubed
- 3 tablespoons egg replacement like just egg
- ½ cup vegetable broth
- ½ cup plant milk such as soy milk, cashew milk, or almond milk
- ½ cup cranberries dried, or dried cherries, raisins
- ½ cup pecans lightly toasted, or walnuts
- Make the herb butter: melt the vegan butter in a small skillet and add the chopped sage, thyme, and rosemary. Simmer on medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Make the stuffing: add half of the herb butter to a large skillet and add the chopped onion and celery, occasionally stirring, until translucent, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Combine the ingredients: cut the cornbread into ½-inch cubes and put them on a buttered 9" x 13" Nonstick Baking Sheet, then top them with the stir-fried onion and celery mixture; then gently stir-in and fold the vegan egg replacement, vegetable broth, remaining herb butter, non-dairy milk, and salt. Optionally, do this in a large mixing bowl.
- Bake the stuffing: preheat the oven to 375 º F (190 ºC). Cover the baking sheet with foil and bake for 30 minutes; remove the foil and raise the oven temperature to broil until golden brown, about 5-10 more minutes.
- Remove the foil, and broil for another 5 minutes until golden brown. Lightly toast the pecans on a skillet.
- Garnish with fresh herbs
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking points to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
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