This Holiday Dressing is breadless, but every bit as delicious as the traditional type of dressing. Enjoy it with any meal – even breakfast!Jump to Recipe
Yes, my friends, it is time to start thinking about menus for holiday meals. YAY! I am a total holiday junkie, so I’ve been thinking about it for a while. For me, there is so much sentiment and nostalgia attached to holidays – and much of that represents itself in FOOD.
It is my aim to help you experience every bit of that food nostalgia without feeling deprived, just because of dietary needs. This dressing is one recipe I hope you will enjoy having on your holiday table. You won’t miss the breading. I promise!
Can this be used as stuffing?
I know I will get this question, so I’ll answer it ahead of time. Honestly, I haven’t tried it, so I don’t know. I normally make my dressing on the side anyway, so I will leave it to you to decide. If you do try it, make sure that you cook the dressing per the instructions before stuffing the bird.
Can I freeze it ahead of time?
Well, I performed an experiment to find out. It CAN be frozen and re-heated, but I do not deem it company-worthy. I mean, if it’s just for yourself, go ahead. Like most things that are frozen, it’s not as good as freshly made.
About the cranberries…
For those of you on the autoimmune protocol (AIP), especially in the elimination phase, you will need to source dried cranberries that have no sunflower oil or sugar on them. This is a mighty challenge. I’ve got you, though. Here is the link to the dried cranberries I use.
I hope you have a meaningful and beautiful holiday season! Most of all, I wish you health and well-being.
P.S. If you need other ideas for sides, try these: Maple Sage Carrots, Glazed Honeynut Squash, AIP Mashed Potatoes, Toasty Rutabaga Mash, Apple Cinnamon Acorn Squash, No-potato Galette
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So does 3 oz. of dried cranberries equal 1/3 cup that was called for in the recipe? If not how many bags? Thank you
Hi, Marlene! Thanks for the question. These dried cranberries are super LIGHT, since they are not laden with oils or sugar like most. If you use 1/3 cup of this particular brand, you will have lots leftover. You will only need one 3-oz. bag. Happy cooking! 🙂
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Hi! Just so you know, the Amazon link to the cranberries is not working. It just goes directly to Amazon in general. I’ve used Steve’s brand cranberries in other recipes- No added oil and lightly sweetened with apple juice. I haven’t consistently been able to find any unsweetened dried cranberries.
Hi, Christina! Thanks for the tip on Steve’s cranberries. I’ll see if I can fix the link!
What’s an alternative to the plantains my body does not like them.
Hmmm. This recipe really relies on them. I bet there’s another recipe out there that doesn’t use them. Check with some of the other bloggers. I hope you find one that works!
Hi Wendi ! Thank you very much for all yours recipes and hard work. So far I tried 6 of your recipes and I am happy and satisfied with all of them. I wanted to ask you if its ok to substitute fresh or frozen cranberries instead of dry. I just don’t have it on the hands. What do you think? Thank you.
Hi, Valentina! Oh boy, I’m late in responding to you. My apologies! What did you decide to do? I personally prefer dried cranberries because the sugars that occur naturally in the fruit (which isn’t a lot in cranberries) concentrates. I would find fresh or frozen cranberries to be too tart, I think. Did you try it? If so, how did it go?