Stuffing Starter

Who doesn’t love stuffing?! Well here’s a little tip to help take you one step closer to having yummy stuffing almost ready in an instant, well, on standby at least. I’m talking about my Stuffing Starter. An easy layered mix of herbs, nuts, and spices to keep in a jar or give away as a gift that only needs combining with a handful of other wet ingredients to the next fragrant and flavourful level! As if stuffing wasn’t yummy enough already, you can eat this as is, stuff or roll your choice of roast meat, or make one of the best inventions I’ve experienced in the last year, Stuffins! Easy recipe below, make it your own by flavouring it with your favourites ingredients, as always.



Stuffing Starter (dry ingredients)

  • 25g Garlic, dried
  • 25g Onion, dried
  • 25g Thyme, dried
  • 25g Sage, dried
  • 25g Parsley, dried
  • 25g Rosemary, dried
  • 100g Walnuts, dried
  • Pink Salt

Wet Ingredients – approx. the same weight of each

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 green apples, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 slices gluten-free bread, optional
  • 50g Butter
  • 15g Olive Oil



  • Heat oil and butter in a heavy based fry pan.
  • Combine all dry and wet ingredients and stir-fry until golden and fragrant.
  • Remove and allow cooling.


Recipe Notes

  • You can serve stuffing as is, alongside roast meat or vegetables.
  • You can stuff your poultry – for example, quail, and roast at 180˚ Celsius for 12 minutes.
  • You can mix your stuffing mix with bread pieces and 4 eggs and bake in muffin trays for at 180˚ Celsius for 12-15 minutes for stuffing muffins for ‘stuffins’ – yum!


Health and Lifestyle Notes

  • Grain Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Refined Sugar Free
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Ketogenic Friendly
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescatarian



Elena Duggan