Saturday, November 27, 2010

Polenta Stuffing; A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Treat!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! Mine was nice and relaxing. I ate lots of delicious food and got to spend some quality time with family and friends.

My aunt and cousin are both on gluten-free diets so they are always coming up with great recipes to share with me over the holidays and throughout the year. Obviously most stuffing (if not all) contains gluten, so this year my aunt created polenta stuffing! She actually came up with this on her own, but I found a similar recipe online, which you can view here.

It did contain onion, which I typically do not eat because they contain FODMAPs, but I still ate this and tried to eat around the onion. It was delicious! It honestly tasted like stuffing, but better.

I highly suggest this recipe if you are on a gluten-free or wheat-free diet. I think if I ever make this myself I will omit the onion and add squash or pepper instead.

QUESTION: What was your favorite dish this Thanksgiving? For me, other than the stuffing, I really enjoyed my aunt's pecan pie. I just love pecan pie!


  1. Oh this looks great! I'm going to recommend it to another blogger I read - Clean Eating Chelsea! :)

  2. I wish I had seen this pre-Thanksgiving to share with my GF clients!!! Bookmarking! Thank you for posting. :)

    Georgie Fear RD

  3. I made kale with garlic and cranberries to add more veggies to our tgiving menu, and it was fantastic!

  4. The polenta stuffing looks wonderful! I don't know what my favorite cousin's broccoli is always AMAZING and I loved the pineapple souffle. The pecan pie was disappointing because my mom ran out of time and had to just buy one. Just not the same!!!

    Looking forward to causing some credit card damage on the 8th!!! WOoo!!!

  5. Hmm- Eric has been cooking with polenta a lot lately and we both love stuffing so I'll have to share this recipe with him. Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving meal, and mashed potatoes :)

  6. The stuffing sounds great! I don't really eat turkey, but I like mashed potatoes and gravy! :-)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  7. My favorite was the corn pudding. And I just received the recipe to it. yippeee!!

    I would actually SO prefer your polenta pudding to the regular bready ones! I love polenta!!

  8. I think this is a great idea for gluten free, or for anyone really. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

  9. This looks delicious! For me, the cornbread dressing is the best part! Best leftovers ever!