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Stuffing

What kind of stuffing is safe?

By Saralinda on Mon, 11-30-15, 00:52

This is a hard one because it depends on what allergies we are talking about and what type of stuffing you use. We had 15 for dinner at my daughter's house this year. We have issues concerning peanuts, tree nuts, soy, chicken, cranberries, sesame, beans, and anything in the onion, garlic family. We also have one member who is allergic to gluten and one vegetarian in the family.

I've always made a simple bread stuffing with herbs, celery, bread, and chopped black olives. It calls for onions, but I leave them out when necessary. I use Turkey broth instead of chicken broth.

My daughter made a boxed, gluten free recipe that was pretty bland, and a super vegetarian recipe that was anything but bland with 3 kinds of bell peppers, onions, garlic and dried cranberries. She left out the pine nuts.

Obviously, we couldn't make a stuffing that was safe for everyone, but by letting people know what was in each dish and having plenty of other foods (including gluten free gravy made with cornstarch and a vegetarian gravy), no one left the table hungry.

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