Bread-less Stuffing

I am a stuffing-aholic at the holidays. My stepmom always made the best stuffing, with hams and apples which sounds weird but I legit craved it every year, and would savor every last bite of leftovers, hiding the stuffing from my kids and husband in the fridge. When I started hosting Thanksgiving a few years back, I carried on her stuffing tradition and its become a family favorite. Last spring though I discovered how much gluten wreaks havoc on my body and my first thought was "MY STUFFING", along with all the other wonderful gluten filled things I adore. This is why you see a lot of my recipes adapted to gluten free which is shockingly not as bad as I feared. 
Anyways, get back to the darn stuffing Allie. My friend Melissa sent me a recipe of a stuffing that included no bread and swore it tastes like the real deal. I wasn't sure to believe her or not, considering veggies and bread are nothing alike, but figured I would give it a whirl and if it wasn't great I would just eat it as part of my meal prepped veggies for the week. 

Well quite the opposite my friends, me and 2 of my littles demolished the whole pan in less than an hour. IT IS AMAZING! I made a few tweaks to the recipe which you can choose to skip, whatever you fancy. I then went back to the store, and got more ingredients to make a double batch, so I made 3 batches of this in one Sunday afternoon. And I will be enjoying it everyday til Thanksgiving and then will make a fresh batch for Thursday dinner!

You will need: 
(serves 3-4 so double for Thanksgiving)
4 TBSP butter
1 onion diced
2 carrots diced
2 stalks of celery diced
1/2 TBSP garlic minced 
1 head cauliflower diced
1 cup mushrooms diced
1 Granny Smith apple diced
1 cup ham diced
Salt/pepper 
1/2 cup chicken or veggie broth
2 TBSP fresh rosemary
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 TBSP fresh sage

Notes:
I chopped everything first so I didn't have to worry in between. 
Apples and Ham are something I added so it tasted more like the stuffing I personally love but Jordan and I agreed it was necessary and made it more hearty and filling, but feel free to skip if you're not a fan. Or if you don't like ham, you could do turkey or even chicken.
Saute butter, onion, carrots, celery and garlic for 8 minutes.
Add cauliflower, mushrooms, apple and ham, with salt and pepper and saute together for 5-10 minutes.

Lastly, add broth, and fresh herbs. Simmer together for 10-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and serve! Enjoy every last bite! If you make it let me know how you like it! <3 nbsp="" p="">





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