This Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Stuffing is the perfect low carb side dish for your Thanksgiving table.
I asked my Facebook followers a few weeks ago what Thanksgiving dish they missed most on their low carb and/or gluten-free diet. There were a variety of answers, from pecan pie to candied yams. But the overwhelming majority said stuffing, that delectable, moist, bread-filled side dish that soaks up gravy so nicely. I totally get that. My first year on low carb, I came up with an okay stuffing that used a reduced-carb wheat flour (obviously not gluten-free). My second year, I think I just skipped the stuffing altogether and its absence was sorely felt. But last year, I came up with a truly low carb, gluten-free stuffing that instantly became a family favourite. I daresay my kids would rather eat that than the turkey! So it was very hard not to blurt it out to my readers and Facebook fans right then and there.
I could hardly wait to reveal this recipe. It’s everything you want in a stuffing: the bread is soft and soaks up all the other flavours, but the top has crispy bits from baking in the oven. The whole recipe is based on my Cheesy Skillet Bread, which is perhaps one of my best savoury creations of all time. Not exaggerating. That stuff is heavenly…soft and tender in the middle, crispy around the edges. And it dries out so perfectly in the oven, allowing it to soak up the eggs and broth and all the delicious stuffing-y goodness. My family loves this stuffing recipe so much that even though it will only be the 5 of us for Thanksgiving dinner, I plan on making a double batch!
Enjoy, and have a wonderful low carb, gluten-free Thanksgiving!