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The best paleo stuffing recipe! Perfect for Thanksgiving or as a healthy grain-free side dish for roast chicken. Made with simple ingredients, you’ll be shocked at how much it tastes like “real stuffing”… but better! 

Healthy paleo stuffing recipe in a white baking dish

No beating around the bush: this is the best paleo stuffing recipe.

I’m a fool for stuffing. Like, if you didn’t include stuffing on your Thanksgiving table, I’d just walk out without a word, dramatically tipping my chair over for effect. I’m really into it. Apparently.

The problem with being mostly paleo is that um, bread isn’t allowed? It’s kind of one of those main tenants of eating primal foods that… yeah, no white bread. No whole wheat bread. No cornbread. No bread. And normally it doesn’t bother me, which is also a little weird? But stuffing… different story.

What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • It tastes surprisingly like “real” stuffing but is made with all healthy ingredients, like veggies and eggs.
  • This healthy stuffing recipe is perfect with a roast chicken or turkey, making it a great side dish for both weeknight dinners and Thanksgiving.
  • The ingredients are super versatile: you can swap out what you like and have.
Healthy paleo stuffing recipe in a white baking dish

Chef’s Tips

  • Make sure you sauté your veggies long enough for them to be really softened. This helps everything meld together beautifully in this healthy paleo stuffing recipe, just like a traditional dressing!
  • Use the dried herbs you prefer or make your own poultry seasoning.
  • If you’re strictly paleo, make sure you get dried cranberries that are sweetened with juice, not sugar.
  • This healthy stuffing recipe reheats well, so you can make it ahead.
  • You can make this entire paleo stuffing recipe in a large oven-proof skillet, or you can bake it in a casserole dish.

Try These Recipe Variations

  • Use chopped dates in place of the dried cranberries, or add 1/4 cup chopped dates to the whole thing!
  • Increase the amount of celery by 1 cup and leave out the mushrooms, if you don’t like fungi.
Healthy paleo stuffing recipe in a white baking dish

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 90 votes

Best Paleo Stuffing (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

Prep 10 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 10 minutes
A healthy paleo stuffing recipe that makes the perfect side dish for chicken or turkey. Ideal for Thanksgiving! Gluten and grain free.


  • Cast iron skillet (or other oven safe skillet)
  • 9×9 baking dish (if not using oven-safe skillet)


  • 2 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil or refined coconut oil
  • 3 cups onion diced
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced
  • 1 cup apple cored and diced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 4 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 large eggs whisked


  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Heat ghee or oil in a large cast-iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion, celery, apple, mushrooms, cranberries or dates, parsley, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Sauté until ingredients are very soft, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat. Keep ingredients in oven-safe skillet, or, alternately, transfer ingredients to 9×9" baking dish.
  • Stir almond flour in to other ingredients until well mixed. Add the whisked eggs and stir well. Place skillet (or baking dish) in preheated oven and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until stuffing is browned on top. Serve warm.


  • If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, grease a medium-size baking dish before sautéing ingredients (a 9×9″ works well). After eggs have been added and the mixture is well-stirred, transfer mixture to baking dish. Continue baking as directed.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 274calProtein: 10gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 464mgTotal Carbs: 19gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gNet Carbs: 13gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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  1. Can I use this stuffing in a turkey roll? If so, do I not cook it ahead of time and just add it in the turkey roll, then cook it all together?

    1. We have not tried this, so we can’t say for sure. Let us know if you ended up trying it!

  2. Delicious! Made for a Friendsgiving and again later for family. All loved this recipe even those that don’t normally like stuffing. Thank you!!5 stars

  3. Can this be made ahead of time like the day before? (without cooking) stored in the fridge then baked on the day?

  4. Came across this recipe. It looks amazing. All ready to try it out this year for Thanksgiving. Was wondering if I can make it ahead of time and reheat the day off. Thoughts or tips?

    1. Hi Cori! Sorry for the delayed response! It should be just fine for reheating the day of. Hope it turned out well! 😊

    1. Hi Mindy! We haven’t tried this with any alternative flours, so we can’t say for sure. Cassava or oat flour might work! Let us know if you try it!

    1. Hi Jenny! You can definitely use any of your favorite seasonings in place of the poultry seasoning.

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