Everyone’s got that one Thanksgiving dish, right? The one that has to be on the table. If missing, you get all pouty and you might even sulk, because whoever spent the past four days cooking neglected to take the time to make the dish that you look forward to all year. The nerve. For me, it’s stuffing. I don’t even really care what animal is at the center of the table. I’ve never gotten all that excited about squash or sweet potatoes. Mashed potatoes (or mashed cauliflower for you low-carbers) are always delicious, but it would be a gross exaggeration to say that I get excited about them. Stuffing on the other hand, that’s something worth getting excited about. And this Best Ever Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe is definitely exciting.
This Best Ever Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe lives up to it’s name, and it’s been voted the Best Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing for years in a row. Unlike traditional stuffing which includes bread, this one does not. Instead, it is a meat-based stuffing— but it’s still going to knock your socks off!
1 pound ground pork
2 cups diced onions
2 cups diced bell peppers
4 cups (about 1 pound) diced mushrooms
2 cups diced apples
8 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup toasted chopped pecans (optional)
~ 2 T duck fat, bacon fat, butter, or coconut oil. (I used duck fat)
1 T fresh rosemary, minced
1 T fresh thyme, minced
2-3 leaves fresh sage (or 1/2 t dried)
1/4 cup chicken or turkey stock
2 T coconut flour
1. Prepare all of your ingredients and preheat your oven to 350°.
2. Go to Zenbelly.com to get the rest of the instructions (click here)
3. Be sure to check out her other Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes (click here)
4. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Special thanks to Simone Miller of Zenbelly.com who has graciously allowed us to host her recipe on this site over the past few years.
Simone Miller is a chef on a mission: To prove that gluten-free and paleo cuisine can be just as gourmet, refined, and artfully presented as what you’d find in a fine bistro. She draws on her holistic nutrition education to bring true nourishment to her cooking, and belies the notion that healthy food can’t be delicious enough to impress the most serious gourmand. Simone offers a chef’s perspective to paleo recipes on her blog, Zenbellyblog.com. There, she shares her grain-free recipes that have made believers out of some of the most die-hard gluten eaters, and has encouraged countless people to roll up their sleeves and have fun creating simple, delicious, healthy food.