Gluten Free French Canadian Christmas Stuffing

I truly think that my Grandmama’s stuffing recipe smells like Christmas!

The onions, carrots and celery together create a smell that reminds me of home 🙂

In French Canadian cooking, we call the combination of carrots, onions and celery the ‘Holy Trinity’ of cooking. I love slow cooking them because the slower you cook it, the sweeter it will get as the natural sugars are released.

 

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“Holy Trinity of French Canadian Cooking”

Enjoy this French Canadian recipe handed down to from my Grandmama, to my mom, to me, and now to you!  Keep reading to the very bottom to find out what the  “secret ingredient” is, and to learn some fun facts about it !

Gluten Free French Canadian Christmas Stuffing

Serves 4-6

4-6 cups of chopped gluten free bread
½ cup each of diced celery, onions and carrots
4 slices of gluten free turkey bacon, chopped
1 cup of vegetable or chicken broth
2 Tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil
½ teaspoon each of dried sage and thyme
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Preparation
Add turkey bacon to a medium heated pan and cook until crispy. Set bacon aside and allow to cool. Chop into small pieces when cooled. Sauté the holy trinity of celery, onions and carrots in oil/butter on medium to low heat until the vegetables soften. Add the crumbled bacon, bread spices, chicken stock and salt and pepper and mix thoroughly for 1-2 minutes in the pan. Remove from heat. Place all of the ingredients in a greased casserole dish. Bake covered with foil for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F and then remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

 

Secret Ingredient: Sage!  Here’s why I love it~

 

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Sage is an herb that has been prized for thousands of years not just for its culinary uses but also for its nutritional properties. Sage is a good source of bone-building calcium, blood-building iron and blood pressure-regulating potassium!

So, what’s YOUR favorite Christmas stuffing recipe’s Secret Ingredient?

Share with us below!

 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 242

Total Fat 5.2g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 402.2mg

Potassium 154.7mg

Total Carbohydrates 41g

Fiber 2.9g

Sugar 4.4g

Protein 7.4g

Smart Facts

• Dairy Free
• Gluten Free
• Nut Free