Gluten-Free Harvest Rice Stuffing


This hearty stuffing is brimming with holiday flavors like butternut squash, cranberry, apple, and sage.

Gluten-Free Harvest Rice Stuffing
Photo: Andy Lyons
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
12 cups


  • 1 pound bulk mild pork sausage

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 large onions, chopped (2 cups)

  • 1 butternut squash (12 to 16 ounces), peeled and chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 green apples, cored and chopped (2 cups)

  • ¼ cup dry sherry, dry vermouth, or apple juice

  • 2 cup uncooked basmati or long grain rice

  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup chopped Italian parsley

  • ½ cup chopped fresh sage


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart heavy pot cook the sausage over medium-high heat until lightly browned and cooked through, breaking meat up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Transfer the sausage to a bowl, reserving drippings in pot.

  2. Add oil to pot. Add the onions and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add squash and cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add apples; cook and stir for 3 minutes more. Carefully stir in the sherry, scraping up any browned bits.

  3. Add rice to pot and sprinkle with salt. Return sausage to pot along with walnuts and cranberries. Stir in broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in parsley and sage.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
10g Fat
20g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 9.8mg 49%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 252mg 5%
Folate, total 18.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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