Thanksgiving Paleo Stuffing Recipe

Posted on November 12, 2016 by PBC Admin | 0 Comments

Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Traditional stuffing recipes have always been a hallmark of American Thanksgiving meals. Full of savory herbs, crunchy vegetables and comforting breadcrumbs, stuffing adds a lot to jazz up the flavor of a turkey dinner. Most stuffing recipes make use of bread as a filler to soak up chicken broth and savory spices, so how could this recipe possibly be paleo?

Well, one option is to substitute carb for carb. Paleo stuffings can use delicious squash and root vegetables to replace wheat-laden bread. Cubed butternut squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips, and more. These are all excellent alternatives to gluten.


A delicious paleo Thanksgiving stuffing recipe

Paleo Thanksgiving stuffing recipe

Another option is to make use of paleo breadcrumbs. What? Does such a thing exist on this planet? Believe it or not, paleo breadcrumbs can be made, and with ease! They may not be super chewy without the gluten, but check out our paleo "cornbread" recipe as a healthy alternative that adds a lot of traditional flavor and texture to your stuffing.

For this delicious stuffing recipe, we decided to go with both options. We've substituted the breadcrumbs in the stuffing for colorful butternut squash, and we've used our paleo "cornbread" breadcrumbs as a toasted topping. It adds to both the beautiful flavor and presentation of this dish.

Paleo stuffing recipe with breadcrumbs?

Paleo Thanksgiving stuffing in a dish

If you can chop vegetables and brown ground meat on a stove top, you can make this stuffing recipe. It's really quite simple. After you've prepped the ingredients, simply brown the meat, toss together, dump in a dish and bake! You can even make the paleo cornbread and prep the chopped vegetables several days in advance to give yourself some breathing room on Thanksgiving. Maybe enjoy a paleo-approved sulfite-free glass of vino?

 Without further adieu, we give you...

Thanksgiving Paleo Stuffing Recipe

Paleo Thanksgiving stuffing recipe by Paleo Baking Comapny

Paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free

Makes approximately 8 cups or one 9x13" pan.


  • 1 lb. ground pork or turkey
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped white onion
  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 cup chicken, turkey or vegetable stock
  • 1 Tablespoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil for greasing pan
  • 4 cups cubed paleo cornbread breadcrumbs (optional topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown ground pork or turkey in a skillet until it is just cooked through.
  3. Grease a 9x13" pan.
  4. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except paleo cornbread, with the cooked ground meat, and stir to combine.
  5. Pour all stuffing into pan and cover with tin foil
  6. Bake stuffing for 35 minutes.
  7. Remove tin foil and top stuffing with paleo cornbread breadcrumbs (optional), then bake for an additional 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on this stage so your cornbread doesn't burn.
Baking times may vary:
  • One 9x13" pan = 45 minutes total

Don't miss out on enjoying delicious stuffing this Thanksgiving. Make this recipe and you'll be full, satisfied, and STUFFED.

Check out our other paleo holiday recipes here.

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