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Sausage and Herb Keto Stuffing

This Sausage and Herb Keto Stuffing Recipe is simple to make and loaded with flavor, with all the taste and texture of a traditional stuffing recipe. Seasoned low carb bread, cooked with Italian sausage, loads of fresh herbs, sautéed onion, celery, and garlic. It is the perfect side dish for your low carb Thanksgiving table. (low carb, keto, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and Whole30)

A white casserole dish full of low carb stuffing, made with keto bread, sausage, onion, celery and fresh herbs.

Ingredients in Sausage and Herb Keto Stuffing

Ingredients all laid out to make stuffing - croutons, sausage, onion, celery, herbs, garlic, egg, and chicken stock.

Ingredients Notes and Substitutions

  • Keto croutons: For this low carb stuffing recipe you can go with store-bought keto croutons (code kyndra15 for 15% off) to make things quick and easy, or you can make your own out of my Keto Everything Bun Recipe. It is a very versatile keto bread recipe. If making homemade, I recommend making the buns a few days ahead of time, cutting the buns up into crouton sized pieces and leaving them on the counter to get stale.

  • Sausage: For this gluten-free stuffing recipe, I like to use ground Italian sausage. You can buy raw sausage links and remove the casings, or you can buy bulk sausage. (Try this Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe)

  • Vegetables: What would a traditional Thanksgiving stuffing recipe be without delicious sautéed onions and celery? You could also use leeks and shallots.

  • Chicken stock: For this recipe you can use either chicken stock or chicken broth. You can even use vegetable stock.

  • Herbs: This easy keto stuffing calls for fresh parsley, sage, and rosemary. It is also delicious with a little fresh thyme thrown in.

How to Make Low Carb Stuffing

Step by Step Instructions on how to make keto and gluten free stuffing.

Step by Step Instructions

1: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter. Place the croutons in a large mixing bowl. 

2: In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the sausage until it is browned and cooked all the way through.

3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage (retaining the drippings in the pan) to the bowl with the croutons. 

4. To the sausage drippings, add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the onion, celery, garlic, parsley, sage, rosemary, salt and pepper to the pan. Sauté until the onions and celery are tender, and the garlic is fragrant, about 8 to 10 minutes. 

Step by Step Instructions on how to make keto and gluten free stuffing.

5: Transfer the cooked veggies, with all drippings, to a large bowl with the croutons and the sausage.

6: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, and the egg.

7. Pour the mixture over top of the croutons, sausage and vegetables and toss to combine, making sure all the croutons are coated and all the liquid has been evenly absorbed. 

8. Transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole dish and bake for 60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy and the center is hot. Garnish with reserved herbs before serving. 

A white casserole dish full of low carb stuffing, made with keto bread, sausage, onion, celery and fresh herbs.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Reheating: I recommend reheating this Sausage and Herb Keto Stuffing in the oven.

  • Croutons: To make your own keto croutons for this recipe, you can use a double batch of my Keto Everything Buns to make homemade keto-friendly croutons. These are the croutons I use.

  • Make it vegetarian: To convert this sausage stuffing to a vegetarian keto stuffing recipe, simply omit the sausage and replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock. You will also want to reduce the chicken stock to 1 ¾ cups to 2 cups.

  • Toppings: Add some of these Sugar-Free Dried Cranberries and Candied Pecans on top for a hint of sweet to pair with the savory.

A white casserole dish full of low carb stuffing, made with keto bread, sausage, onion, celery and fresh herbs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make homemade keto croutons

To make keto croutons, start with my Keto Everything Bun recipe, and then

What’s the difference between stuffing and dressing?

Traditionally stuffing is cooked inside the turkey, while dressing is prepared separately and baked in a casserole dish. However, the ingredients and methods are pretty much the same minus the actual baking and the names have become somewhat interchangeable.

Can I cook this stuffing inside turkey?

Yes! Absolutely. Simply reduce the chicken stock by 1 cup and follow the same step by step directions, but instead of baking it in a casserole dish, stuff it into the turkey and let it cook as the turkey roasts.

A white casserole dish full of low carb stuffing, made with keto bread, sausage, onion, celery and fresh herbs.

What to Serve with Keto Stuffing

  • Herbed Butter Roasted Turkey

  • Sugar-Free Glazed Ham

  • Keto Green Bean Casserole

  • Cauliflower Mash with Keto Gravy

  • Keto Pecan Pie

A white casserole dish full of low carb stuffing, made with keto bread, sausage, onion, celery and fresh herbs.

More Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

  • Herbed Butter Roasted Turkey
  • Low Carb Green Bean Casserole
  • Cauliflower Mash with Keto Gravy
  • Keto Pumpkin Pie – gluten free, sugar free

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A white casserole dish full of low carb stuffing, made with keto bread, sausage, onion, celery and fresh herbs.

Sausage and Herb Keto Stuffing



  • Author:
    Kyndra Holley

  • Total Time:
    1 hour 30 minutes

  • Yield:
    10 servings

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


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This Sausage and Herb Keto Stuffing Recipe is so close to the real deal, you won’t even know it is made with low carb croutons. Seasoned low carb bread, cooked with Italian sausage, loads of fresh herbs, sautéed onion, celery, and garlic. It is the perfect addition to your low carb Thanksgiving table. (low carb, keto, gluten free, paleo, and Whole30)


Ingredients


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  • 8 cups unseasoned keto croutons (I use this brand) code Kyndra15 for 15% off (see ingredients notes above in blog post)
  • 1 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 stick salted butter (½ cup), extra for the baking dish
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 ribs celery, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, more for garnish
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh sage, more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 large egg, whisked

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter. Place the croutons in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the sausage until it is browned and cooked all the way through. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage (retaining the drippings in the pan) to the bowl with the croutons. 
  3. To the sausage drippings, add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the onion, celery, garlic, parsley, sage, rosemary, salt and pepper to the pan. Sauté until the onions and celery are tender, and the garlic is fragrant, about 8 to 10 minutes. 
  4. Transfer the cooked veggies, with all drippings, to the mixing bowl with the croutons and the sausage.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, and the egg.
  6. Pour the mixture over top of the croutons, sausage and vegetables and toss to combine, making sure all the croutons are coated and all the liquid has been evenly absorbed. 
  7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake for 60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy and the center is hot. 
  8. Garnish with reserved herbs before serving. 

Notes

  • Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
  • Reheating: I recommend reheating this Sausage and Herb Keto Stuffing in the oven. 
  • Make it vegetarian: To convert this sausage stuffing to a vegetarian keto stuffing recipe, simply omit the sausage and replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock. You will also want to reduce the chicken stock to 1 ¾ cups to 2 cups. 
  • Croutons: To make your own keto croutons for this recipe, you can use a double batch of my Keto Everything Buns to make homemade keto-friendly croutons.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish Recipes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: keto stuffing, keto dressing, low carb stuffing, low carb dressing, gluten free stuffing, gluten free dressing, how to make keto stuffing, keto croutons, keto bread recipes, keto holiday recipes, keto thanksgiving recipes, keto Christmas recipes

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