French Canadian Cranberry Pecan Gluten-Free Stuffing

Created by Kathy Smart of 


This gluten-free stuffing is the bomb! It’s so easy and so full of flavour—it will make your gluten-free Thanksgiving meal complete. Need we say more?

5-6 cups (1000 -1500 mL) of chopped into bite size pieces gluten-free bread
1/2 cup (125 mL) each of diced celery, onions and carrots
1/4 cup of dried cranberries and pecan pieces
4 slices of gluten-free turkey bacon, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) vegetable or chicken broth
2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) each dried sage and thyme
Sea salt and black pepper to taste


1. Add turkey bacon to a medium heated pan and cook until crispy. Set bacon aside and allow to cool. Chop bacon into small pieces when cooled.

2. Sauté the celery, onions and carrots in oil on medium to low heat until the vegetables soften.

3. Add the dried cranberries, chopped pecans, chopped bacon, bread, dried herbs, broth, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly for 1-2 minutes in the pan. Remove from heat.

4. Place all of the ingredients either in a greased casserole dish or stuff in turkey. If in a dish, bake covered with foil for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F and then remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes. If using to stuff your turkey, stuff inside empty turkey cavity for the duration that the turkey is finished.


Kathy Smart is a multi-award winning TV chef, holistic nutritionist, co-founder of and best-selling author of Live the Smart Way Gluten-Free Cookbook.

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