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Wild Rice Stuffing


 This Wild Rice Stuffing has the same delicious flavors as traditional stuffing, but made healthier, lighter, and full of incredible nutrients!

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Gluten Free Stuffing Option 

Traditional stuffing is made with bread, and for those of you who are gluten free, then it really isn’t an option for you! Our recipe replaces bread with wild rice.  Wild rice is a nutrient powerhouse.  Even if your family isn’t gluten free, wild rice is a deliciously healthy substitution for bread. It gives this stuffing a substantial texture and flavor plus all of the extra nutrition!

Fresh Herb Hack

Did you know that it’s actually cheaper to buy an entire pot of fresh herbs, than a small clamshell plastic container of them?  I will buy a new pot of herbs every few months, and keep it in my window sill until I manage to kill it.  But, I can always replace it for just $2.99! After I purchase herbs this way, I repot them in a bigger pot, and it helps them last a little longer.

What really gives stuffing the amazing tastes and flavors are the fresh herbs!   We used sage, thyme, and parsley. And if you are able to purchase these in pots, then you aren’t spending a fortune for just one recipe!

Best Veggies for Stuffing 

Veggies are the final component of making this stuffing super healthy and delicious! For this recipe, we kept it traditional and just used celery, onions, and mushrooms. Some other great veggie options for stuffing:

  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Cubed Sweet Potato or Squash for an Autumn flare

Finally, we mixed it altogether and heated it throughout (full recipe below).   You can make this and serve it straight after cooking, or you can stuff a bird with it! We have done both.  When you stuff it, there is definitely more flavor and more of that soft and gooey texture to your finished stuffing.

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Cornbread Casserole

Our cornbread casserole definitely needs a place at your Thanksgiving table! It combines the comforting flavors of cornbread with a creamy and savory filling with every delicious bite.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 257kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a saute pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add diced onions and saute until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • In another mixing bowl whisk Greek yogurt, melted butter, and eggs together. Add corn kernels, creamed corn, onion mixture, and stir to combine. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  • Pour into prepared casserole dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Sprinkle chives on top as a garnish. Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 2mg
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This looks delicious! I used to love Stove Top stuffing, but as time goes on and I get further away from processed food, the more I can’t stand the stuff. I’m excited to give this recipe a try!