Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing (Vegetarian)

This Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing is the perfect side for your Thanksgiving meal! It’s sweet and savory and packed with herbs and cranberries and the best gluten-free cornbread! This vegetarian stuffing is easy to prepare and will definitely be a winner on your holiday table.

How do you make gluten free dressingGluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

Whether you are looking for a Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing recipe or a Gluten Free Cornbread Dressing recipe, we’re here to help! While technically this isn’t a stuffing, as we don’t advise you to actually stuff it and bake inside of your turkey, we’re from the Northeast so we always call it stuffing, instead of dressing! We worked so hard on our Gluten Free Cornbread recipe that when it came time to prepare for Thanksgiving recipes we knew we wanted the chance to use it again and give you all the choices when it came to stuffing!

We do have a grain-free Easy Gluten-Free Stuffing recipe that we did last year if you are looking for a different recipe if you do tolerate grains, so check that one out too!

Gluten free cornbread dressing

Is cornbread gluten free?

The short answer is no. Most cornbread, or cornbread mixes that you will find in the store have wheat flour in them along with cornmeal. We are so happy with how are Gluten Free Cornbread recipe came out, so we of course recommend you use ours. It is simple to make! If you choose to use a cornbread with wheat in it, you may need to add in a bit more broth than we did. Please see the notes in the recipe for more information on this.

How do you make gluten free cornbread stuffing?

To start you need your cornbread! Our recipe calls for about 6-7 cups of cornbread, or about a batch baked in an 8″ x 8″ pan.

  1. You’ll need to dry out the cornbread out and you can do this in two ways, either crumble it and leave it out on a sheet pan the night before, or you can toast it in your oven.
  2. Cook off your aromatics
  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients
  4. Combine with dried cornbread, herbs, dried fruit.
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes!

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Cornbread Stuffing

This Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing is the perfect side for your Thanksgiving meal! It's sweet and savory and packed with herbs and the best gluten-free cornbread! This vegetarian stuffing is easy to prepare and will definitely be a winner on your holiday table.

Yield 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-free
Make Ahead: Easy
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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  • 1 batch of cornbread (see recipe here), about 6-7 cups (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, or oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, thinly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, picked from the stem
  • 1-½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-½ cups broth (veggie, turkey, or chicken broth), more if needed
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries, soaked in ½ cup warm water


  1. Bake cornbread, using this recipe, if possible the day before. If using store-bought cornbread or a different homemade recipe please see notes below.
  2. To prepare cornbread: Break apart the cornbread into large crumbles, about ½” pieces, and spread out on a baking sheet. To dry it out, either toast in a 350ºF for 15 minutes, or leave out overnight.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF, if not already on, and grease an oven safe dish at least 8” x 8” big (see note).
  4. Over medium heat, add butter to a skillet and cook onion and celery until beginning to soften, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, sage and thyme and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  6. In a large separate bowl whisk together salt, pepper, eggs and chicken broth. Add drained dried cranberries, toasted cornbread and cooled onion mixture and gently mix until fully combined. Mixture should be slightly moistened. (see notes)
  7. Pour into a the greased dish and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes until the top is lightly toasted.

Recipe Notes

  1. If using store bought cornbread, you’ll want to buy one baked in an 8x8 pan, or about 6-7 cups of cornbread crumbles.
  2. If using store bought cornbread you may need to add more broth. What you'll want to see is that the mixture before going in to the oven is moist. We tested our recipe with our gluten free cornbread, and 1-1/2 cup broth was the perfect amount but if yours feels a little on the dry side before baking feel free to add a 1/2 cup more at a time until the mixture is slightly moist.
  3. We baked this in a deep 8” x 8” dish, but it will also work in slightly larger sized dish as well. Just don't go any smaller than an 8" x 8"!


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Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing (Vegetarian)

This Harvest Salad has all the ingredients you’ll want in a Winter kale salad recipe! Packed with chopped kale, roasted squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans and topped with a super easy & delicious Maple Balsamic Dressing for the absolute perfect holiday salad all Fall and Winter Long!

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Maple Balsamic Dressing

You guys, I’ve been putting this dressing on EVERYTHING. It is my favorite dressing that everybody loves and it is SO easy to make. You need to make it immediately. 

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How do you soften kale for a salad?

To prepare kale for a salad, massage the kale with oil and lemon for 1-3 minutes.

Can I use anything aside from kale?

Yes, use any leafy green that you love! 

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Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Author: Lexi
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    Maple Balsamic Dressing


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Slice kabocha squash and toss with olive oil and spread across a lined baking sheet.
    3. Roast squash for 30-40 minutes until fork tender. Remove and set aside.
    4. In a blender combine all dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.
    5. Place pecans on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes, tossing halfway through, watch to avoid burning.
    6. Massage kale with olive oil for 1-2 minutes.
    7. Assemble salad: kale, squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans. Top with dressing and serve.


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    This Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad is bursting with flavor. Bold, zesty chicken and juicy sweet pineapple make this chopped salad one of our absolute favorites!

    Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    It is so hot here in Boston, and that’s coming from the girl who was just visiting Florida in June. Wheeeew, hot. In leu, turning on the stove the past two nights wasn’t quite in the cards. The grill was though, paired with this Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad that is just bursting with flavor.

    Let’s see what we got: spicy and bold chicken, sweet and juicy grilled pineapple, refreshing crisp local lettuce, local tomatoes, and finally, avocado. Count me in any day of the week. Oh, and don’t forget the light and easy lime vinaigrette.

    Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This salad is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, and for good reason! It’s simple, flavorful, with a deliciously bold chicken!

    A little spice, a little sweet, a perfect dinner! The Sriracha and lime together make for a fabulous marinade that comes together quickly!

    Healthy, low-carb, and perfect for summer!

    Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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    Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

    Yield 4
    Prep Time 10 min
    Cook Time 15 min
    Total Time 25 minutes

    Author: Lexi
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      Sriracha Lime Chicken


      • 4 cups lettuce, chopped (I use this salad chopper)
      • 8 pineapple slices, using pineapple corer
      • 1 cup organic grape tomatoes
      • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
      • 1 avocado, cubed

      Lime Vinaigrette


      • Heat the grill to medium heat.
      • Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a bowl or marinade dish, combine sirarcha and lime.
      • Add chicken and let marinade in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, the longer the better.
      • Once ready to cook, add chicken to the greased grill.
      • Cut pineapple using pineapple corer and add to grill, grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
      • While they are grilling, chop lettuce, then chop avocado, tomato, and red onion and add to serving dish.
      • Whisk together dressing, taste, and adjust seasoning as desired (i.e. more lime, additional sea salt, additional vinegar)- place in fridge until ready to use.
      • Once chicken is done cooking, assemble the salad, toss with dressing and enjoy!

      Recipe Notes

      *Nutrition info per serving: 373 calories, 38 grams of protein, and 30 carbohydrates*


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      Thai Ginger Basil Salmon Salad {Whole30 compliant, dairy-free, paleo, grain-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      This Thai Ginger Basil Arugula Salmon Salad takes less than twenty minutes to throw together and is loaded with delicious fresh and bright flavors!

      Thai Ginger Basil Salmon Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen


      Dairy-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, paleo-friendly, low-carb and whole30 compliant… does it get any better than that? The perfect light and healthy meal for any day of the week!




      It’s finally feeling like Spring here in Boston!


      The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and I’m upping my workouts to get that Summer body ready. We’ve had a busy few weeks and sometimes a quick, yet delicious and nutritious dinner filled with healthy fats is in order.



      I’ve loved this ginger dressing since I made it way back when with my Seared Ahi Tuna Salad.

      I’ll often whip up a batch and keep it in the fridge to spruce up an ordinary salad. It complements this dish perfectly and is so so delicious with the salmon and cucumber!

      The basil flavor combined with the crunchy cucumber, ginger marinated salmon, and dressing = a refreshing light salad with bold flavor!




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      Thai Ginger Salmon Basil Arugula Salad

      Yield 3
      Prep Time 10 min
      Cook Time 8 min
      Total Time 18 minutes

      Author: Lexi
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        Everything Else

        • 1 lb. wild salmon
        • 3 cups fresh arugula
        • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
        • 1/2 cup fresh basil

        Ginger Dressing


        1. Preheat oven to high broil. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside.
        2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix marinade ingredients. Pat salmon dry and season with salt and pepper. Place in the bowl and cover with marinade ingredients. Set aside in the fridge until the oven is ready. You can also leave the salmon to marinate overnight.
        3. Place salmon in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until fully cooked through.
        4. In a small mixing bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Whisk well until well blended.
        5. Once salmon is done, let cool for 5 minutes.
        6. Place all ingredients in mixing a serving bowl of choice. Drizzle dressing over salad, mix and serve!

        Serve with dressing

        Recipe Notes

        *This recipe was updated June, 2017.


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        Thai Ginger Basil Arugula Salmon Salad

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        Warm Harvest Salad with Walnut Honey Vinaigrette

        Warm Harvest Salad with Walnut Honey Vinaigrette 

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        Warm Harvest Salad with Honey Walnut Vinaigrette

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        Author: Lexi
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        • 1 apple, chopped
        • 1 sweet potato, chopped
        • 1 white or red onion, sliced
        • 1/3 cup golden raisins
        • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
        • 3 cups fresh organic spinach or kale, more as desired

        Honey Walnut Vinaigrette


      • 1. Preheat oven to 400
      • 2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or slipat
      • 3. Chop apples, sweet potato, and onions
      • 4. Place on baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes until soft and tender
      • 5. In a high speed blender, combine all dressing ingredients
      • 6. Arrange spinach in a salad bowl
      • 7. Add roasted veggies, apple, walnuts, and golden raisins
      • 8. Drizzle with dressing and serve!
      • Recipe Notes

      • Golden Raisins for Cranberries
      • Walnuts for Almonds
      • Spinach for Kale

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        Warm Harvest Salad with Honey Walnut Vinaigrette

        Grilled Peach Crab Salad {low-carb, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        This Grilled Peach, Crab and Avocado Salad with Peach Dressing is Summer appetizer perfection! It’s such a great low-carb summer side to serve this season. It’s Paleo and gluten and dairy-free too

        Grilled peach saladGrilled Peach Salad with Crab

        The flavors on this Grilled Peach and Crab and Avocado Salad are so delicious! It’s light and the perfect summer time meal. It’s easy to throw together for a quick appetizer for a dinner party, or to serve as a light main dish.

        This salad is grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and low-carb! That means this is the perfect allergy friendly salad for entertaining! If you need to leave out the crab for a seafood allergy, that’s totally fine. You can substitute in extra grilled peaches or avocado to make it heartier.

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        Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Crab Salad with Avocado & Peach Dressing

        Yield 4
        Prep Time 15 minutes
        Cook Time 10 minutes
        Total Time 25 minutes

        Author: Lexi
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          Salad Ingredients

          • 1 cup organic arugula (or more depending on how many you are serving)
          • 1 Hass avocado, diced
          • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
          • 2 peaches, pit removed, quartered, and grilled
          • 6 oz. lump crab meat

          Peach Dressing


          Grease a grill or grill pan and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side, until well caramelized.

          In a high speed blender, peach ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

          Place arugula, grilled peaches, and avocado on serving platter of choice. Top with crab meat and a drizzle of peach dressing! Serve with more dressing on the side.

          Recipe Notes

          • *Store leftover dressing in an air-tight container for up to one week.
          • **If using a high-speed blender, you do not need to peel the peaches for the dressing!
          • *** Substitute crab meat for grilled shrimp or protein of choice, if desired!


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          Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Crab Salad with Peach Dressing

          This Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette adds such delicious flavor to any salad. The combination of fresh, local, sweet strawberries with tangy balsamic vinaigrette is salad dressing perfection. This vegan salad dressing is also Paleo friendly and will be loved by all!

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          It’s a great way to use up all those fresh, ripe strawberries! They can be slightly overripe, just be sure to test a strawberry from your batch to make sure it tastes good on it’s own.

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          Strawberry Vinaigrette

          Yields 1 cup
          Prep Time 5 minutes

          Total Time 5 minutes
          Recipe Type: Dressing
          Cuisine Gluten-free, Paleo
          Make Ahead: Easy
          Author: Lexi
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          1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
          2. Store in a refrigerator for up to 2 days.


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