Keto Cornbread Stuffing

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Full of savory bacon, gizzards and fresh herbs, this keto cornbread stuffing has unbelievable flavor. This low carb holiday side dish starts with an easy keto cornbread recipe that is mixed with all the fresh ingredients found in traditional dressing but without the carbs! Make ahead instructions included.

Keto Cornbread Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn flavor extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Keto Stuffing Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 pound of chicken gizzards
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage (2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (1 teaspoon dried)
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chicken broth

Keto Cornbread Stuffing Directions

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baked cornbread stuffing on a thanksgiving table

A delicious, yet easy, keto dressing recipe is necessary to complete an Thanksgiving or Holiday table. This keto cornbread stuffing recipe contains crunchy cornbread cubes, chunks of chicken gizzards and bacon, savory vegetables and poultry herbs for flavor.

Stuff this dressing in your bird or bake it one it’s own to serve as a side dish. This low carb cornbread stuffing will disappear fast on the holiday table. And you’ll love that it was easy to prepare and can even be made ahead of time!

thanksgiving spread on a table

How to Make Keto Cornbread

Since this is a keto cornbread stuffing, we have to make keto cornbread. Luckily, it’s very easy to make. This low carb cornbread can be made in one bowl, mixed together with a fork or spoon and baked in the microwave for about 6-8 minutes. However, I do give you instructions for baking the cornbread in the oven if you don’t have a microwave.

I like to add a little bit of cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper to my keto cornbread for a different flavor.

toasted keto cornbread cubes

Cornbread Flavoring

For the most authentic cornbread flavoring, you can add cornbread flavoring extract. The brand that I like to get is from One on One Flavoring. Use my affiliate code ketofocus-10 to save 10% off your order.

It’s not necessary to use cornbread extract as this keto bread recipe is delicious without it. But it does give it that real cornbread flavor.

Chicken Gizzards

This is an optional addition to your keto stuffing, but I recommend that you do add it. For one, chicken gizzards add a lot of flavor to your dressing. Gizzards are considered an organ meat and have other benefits to them as well.

The health benefits of eating chicken gizzards are high in Vitamin B12, niacin and riboflavin. These vitamins help support energy level, brain function and hormones.

raw chicken gizzards in a container

Make Ahead Instructions

When you are preparing your Thanksgiving or Holiday menu, it can get overwhelming with how many recipes you need to prepare. Oven space is limited as well as your time. Luckily, there are some keto side dishes and recipes that can be made ahead of time including this keto stuffing recipe.

There are several stages in this recipe that you can stop and finish the dish later on the big holiday. You can prep up the cornbread ahead of time – even toasting the cubes.

You could prep the dish right up until it needs to be baked and store it in the refrigerator. You can store this dish in the fridge for 1-2 days in advance.

cornbread stuffing mixture in a casserole dish

Other Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Try

Are you planning a low carb Thanksgiving and need some other keto side dish recipes, try these tasty sides:

Maple Mustard Green Beans
Keto Cauliflower Gratin
Sugar Free Cranberries
Mashed Cauliflower
Keto Rolls
Sauteed Mushrooms
Green Beans and Bacon

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