Thanksgiving Turkey with Gluten/Yeast Free Stuffing and Gravy

Thanksgiving Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy - gluten, yeast and dairy free, ADHD diet, dinner recipe for two, poultry seasoning mix recipe
The small turkey portion, gravy and stuffing recipes prepared in this tutorial were created for my son’s make-ahead Thanksgiving meal.  They provide enough food for two adults (with some leftovers), or in my son’s case, 4 freezer meals.  Using one common ingredient, the turkey poultry seasoning, all were prepared in the same cooking session.

These are easy foods to create, but due to their “from scratch” nature you may want to set aside an hour to get it done.  Please read all the directions before cooking to follow the most time-efficient sequence.

The stuffing recipe calls for dried gluten/yeast free bread cubes.  You can certainly make the recipe with any type of bread, but due to the food sensitivity platform of this blog I have included instructions for gluten/yeast free bread crumbs…

GLUTEN/YEAST FREE DRIED BREAD CRUMBS
Based on recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee, increased from one serving to four.  Bread is microwaved in the shape of traditional slices.

Gluten, Dairy and Yeast-Free Microwave Bread “Slices” Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tsps water
  • 1-1/2 cups milk substitute
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
  • 1-1/3 cups gluten free flour with xantham gum
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsps sugar (I used unrefined coconut)

Directions:

  1. Mix wet and dry ingredients separately, then combine in a large mixing bowl and stir until blended.
  2. Scoop 3/4 cups of mix into sandwich-shaped container and heat for 90 seconds in the microwave.
  3. Place hot bread onto cookie rack to cool.
  4. Make remaining “slices.”  Allow to cool.

~4 slices total for about 8 cups of bread cubes~

To dry the bread cubes:

Use a bread knife to cut “slices” into 1″ cubes.  Place on a greased cookie sheet (I used olive oil) and bake in oven at 350˚F for 15-20 minutes or until crispy like a crouton.  If the centers are still slightly moist that’s OK.

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As you are preparing bread cubes you can get started on cooking the turkey, since that, the stuffing recipe and gravy are all cooked on the stove top.

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TURKEY POULTRY SEASONING

  • 1 tsp Ground Marjoram
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Rosemary
  • 2 tsps Ground Sage
  • 1-1/2 tsps Groumd Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Finely Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika

Mix together and set aside before cooking turkey.

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Turkey Ingredients:

  • 20oz./1.25lb Turkey Breast Tenderloin
  • 32oz. Turkey Stock or Broth (I had chicken stock in my cupboard, it works too!)
  • 3-4 Tbsps Bacon drippings to coat pan (from nitrite free uncured bacon for ADHD)
  • 7-3/4 tsps Turkey seasoning mix (above)

Turkey Directions:

  1. Turn stovetop to medium and heat bacon drippings.  Once hot, place turkey in skillet.
  2. Add half the turkey seasoning mix to the top side of the turkey as the other side cooks for 5 minutes.
  3. Flip and coat reverse side with remaining turkey seasoning mix, cook another 5 minutes.
  4. Flip again, add broth to pan, heat to boiling.
  5. Once broth begins to boil, reduce heat to low-medium and cook for another 15 minutes, or until centers are done.
  6. Set aside stock/broth for stuffing and gravy recipes.

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Stuffing Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsps Butter or butter replacer
  • 8 cups Gluten Free Dried Bread Cubes
  • 1-1.25 cups seasoned broth/stock from cooked turkey

 Stuffing Directions:

  1. Melt butter in pan on medium, add bread cubes.
  2. After butter is absorbed into cubes, add seasoned stock from turkey 1/4 cup at a time, stirring into stuffing.  Stop adding stock after bread gets soft but before it gets mushy and loses its shape.

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Gravy Ingredients:

  • Remaining seasoned broth/stock
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Water

Gravy Directions:

  1. Heat remaining stock to boiling.
  2. In a small container, add water to cornstarch and stir until completely blended.
  3. Add cornstarch water to boiling broth/stock and remove from heat, continuing to stir to make sure gravy does not become lumpy.
  4. Reduce heat to medium/low and continute to stir/cook for about 3 more minutes (allows the cornstarch to fully absorb/become clearer).

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Serve turkey and stuffing with gravy on top.  There will be enough gravy for other sides, too, like mashed potatoes!

Enjoy!

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