How to Make Giblet Stuffing - how to make this classic Thanksgiving stuffing!! Dairy-free and gluten-free friendly! #thanksgiving #stuffing #dairyfree #glutenfree

How to Make Giblet Stuffing

  • Author: Erin
  • Category: Thanksgiving
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


My family-loved homemade stuffing recipe!



  • giblets from one turkey
  • 1314 cups cubed bread (we use a variety of different breads – whole wheat, sourdough, gluten-free — bread must be cut up the night before, or earlier, and left out so it can dry up.)
  • 1 cup minced celery
  • 2/3 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1/2 Tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons ground sage
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons dried rosemary – crush in hands before putting in
  • 2 Teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 2 Teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 Teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano leaves


  1. Place giblets in medium saucepan and cover with water (approx. 2 1/2 cups).
  2. Cover and let simmer for approx. 1-2 hours (longer if possible)
  3. Remove giblets from water (set water aside you will need it!).
  4. Cut giblets into very, very small cubes.
  5. In large mixing bowl add bread cubes, giblets and remaining ingredients.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Slowly pour leftover water over bread mixture – add about 1/2 cup at a time until you have added approx. 1 1/2 -2 cups. You want your mixture pretty moist.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Taste and add additional seasoning as desired (we usually end up adding more sage).
  10. Stuff turkey with stuffing, if desired, or simply place in prepared casserole dish and bake in oven along with turkey at 350-375 for 2-3 hours.
  11. Serve with your favorite gravy!
  12. (**Note on the recipe – if you don’t want to eat the giblets (I totally get it) feel free to omit.  Substitute 2-3 cups of chicken broth or vegetable broth for the water.  You could also mix in approx. 1 cup cooked wild rice.  If you use vegetable broth and wild rice it would be a nice vegan option! **)