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Stuffing balls on a white plate with 2 pumpkins
Holiday Stuffing Balls (Gluten Free option)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Adapted from a Taste of Home recipe, this stuffing is one of my favorite holiday meals. It's easy to freeze, perfect for making ahead to free up space in your kitchen.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Keyword: Gluten Free Stuffing Balls, Stuffing Balls
Servings: 8 balls
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: The Dizzy Cook adapted from Taste of Home
  • 5-6 cups day old white or wheat bread (can be gf) cut int 1/2 inch cubes * See post recommendations for brands
  • 1/4 cup good butter
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup leeks, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning * See post for recommendations
  • 1 large egg or flax replacement
  • 1/3 cup broth or stock of choice * I used homemade chicken stock
  • 1 tsp kosher salt * Adjust this if your poultry seasoning contains salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add in chopped celery and shallots. Stir about 2-3 minutes until softened. 

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, add butter mixture, stock, parsley, and seasonings. Then add bread cubes and use your hands to mash it all together. If mixture seems to moist, add more bread. If it seems to dry, add more broth. Form into roughly 2-1/2 inch balls - they should hold together pretty well. 

  3. Place balls into a non stick muffin pan (can use liners if you'd like). Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. 

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Holiday Stuffing Balls (Gluten Free option)
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 498mg22%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.