Gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe, anyone? This one is a big deal for me because it’s not only gf, but also dairy free, vegan AND low FODMAP too. But most importantly, they just taste like the stuffing balls I really miss!
My gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe is so incredibly simple and quick to make. Plus, it’s basically a copycat recipe of the stuffing I used to eat every Christmas!
I haven’t had stuffing balls like these in YEARS. Whilst there’s a few amazing options for gluten free stuffing in the free from aisle, there’s one *massive* problem for me.
Even though they’re gluten free, I STILL can’t eat them! That’s because shop-bought stuffing is always sage and onion flavour and guess what? I’m intolerant to onion!!
(don’t ask why – my IBS doesn’t like to ever give me much explanation for anything)
So even though this awesome gf Paxo stuffing exists and it’s exactly the kinda stuffing I’ve always craved… it’s not much use to me! And I know there’s quite a lot of onion dodgers out there who will feel me on this subject too.
That’s why I refuse to have a stuffing-less plate for another year in a row! That’s where my gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe comes to the rescue.
If you didn’t guess already, my recipe creates stuffing balls that look AND taste exactly like the Paxo stuffing that I really miss.
Each stuffing ball has a lovely, crispy exterior with a light, moist texture in the middle. Every bite is packed full of lovely herby sage, with that lovely onion flavour from the chives.
Just add gravy and you’re in pure roast dinner heaven! Oh and the other awesome part is that it’s just as easy to make as the Paxo packet mix.
Oh and yes – you can happily stuff your turkey with this stuffing too if you so wish!
And you know what? Even if you can eat onion, my gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe is sososo much easier to make than 99% of stuffing recipes on the internet.
Before I came up with this recipe, I was a bit miffed that every recipe started with frying fresh onion. Plus, then they always called for an egg to be added at some point too. So then, they’re not vegan either.
But crucially, that’s already more effort and more ingredients than I’m happy with. I really wanted my gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe to be a copycat of my fave Paxo stuffing… and I think I’ve done it!
So yeah, I’m really happy with this recipe! Not only in taste/texture and ease to make, but also in how it’s suitable for so many different people.
It’s gluten free, dairy free, vegan AND low FODMAP… but I guarantee you that nobody would ever know the difference. This is just simple cooking at it’s finest!
Ok, so here’s all the ingredients you need for my gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe. Consider this your shopping list.
Once you’ve got all of these ingredients in your cupboards, you’ll be able to make this recipe whenever you like!
Ingredients for my gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe
- 140g gluten free breadcrumbs
- 3 tbsp dried chives
- 3 tbsp dried sage
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp gluten free flour
- 265ml boiling water
- 30g butter or dairy free/vegan alternative
You basically just mix the dry ingredients together, then add the wet. Roll into balls and bake in the oven!
See the recipe card below for timings etc 👇🏻
This year, I’ve tried to dedicate a few blog posts to all the key components of my ULTIMATE Christmas roast.
You’re currently reading my gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe, so why not give these a go while you’re here too? 👇🏻
My best gluten free/low FODMAP Christmas roast dinner recipes:
- My BEST EVER super crispy roast potatoes
- Gluten free Yorkshire pudding recipe that rises like crazy
- My low FODMAP gravy recipe without any meat drippings
- My roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon recipe
- My sticky roasted parsnips and carrots recipe
I’ve still got a couple of Christmas posts to go up, so keep checking back here on the blog for the links.
Here’s a few tips for pulling off my gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe first time:
- Use gluten free breadcrumbs like these. Do NOT use fresh gluten free bread for your breadcrumbs. I’ve tried making this recipe using fresh bread blitzed into breadcrumbs and it did not work at all!
- I also recommend using ALL dried herbs for two reasons. Firstly, it’s quicker, easier and you’ll have loads leftover to make this again in the future. Secondly, fresh herbs hold a lot more moisture and won’t work as well when you roll these into balls.
- Don’t add any salt to the dry mixture. Gluten free breadcrumbs always seem to have salt in them, so adding any extra can make this waaay too salty.
Ok, that’s my top tips! Here’s my gluten free sage and chive stuffing balls recipe!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 103mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
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