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Traditional Southern Turkey Dressing (Paleo, Autoimmune)

AIP & Paleo Southern Turkey Dressing (just like Gramma's!) - egg-free, nut-free, grain-free, gluten-free // TheCuriousCoconut.com

Ok, first off, let's tackle the question I'm sure you've got: what's the difference between dressing and stuffing? 

According to sources like Wikipedia, the two terms can be used interchangeably for a bread-based seasoned mix used to accompany roasted fowl, like a Thanksgiving turkey. This is true whether its literally stuffed inside the bird before it's roasted, or baked separately in a dish. 

But, if you're from the deep South like me, you know better than to call it stuffing. It's dressing, plain and simple. And this is a logical name since it is baked outside of the turkey and served as an accompaniment (a dressing) to the meat dish.

I can vividly recall a scene when I was a little kid, with my (very traditional Southern) Gramma getting genuinely upset at me for asking about the "stuffing", and rambling something about damn Yankees ruining her granddaughter. (Oh, Gramma! If only you knew I married a New Yorker...)

The point is that many Southerners take it very seriously that you just don't ever call it stuffing (since it's kind of a gross sounding word, anyway, right?) Even if you do actually stuff the bird, in the South, it's still dressing. 

Anyway - dressing has hands down always been the best part about Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to me, even when I was an ultra-picky child. And I have been woefully underwhelmed every year with the gluten-free and Paleo versions I have tried. 

So, for this year, my sister and I took our family's traditional recipe and adapted it to be totally AIP compliant. It was something I honestly didn't think was possible when we started out. But when I took one bite, I knew our Gramma would be so proud of what we had accomplished.

When my husband tasted it, he looked at me in disbelief and said "there is no way there's not gluten in this!" When I told him it was not only gluten-free and Paleo but also AIP, he just about hit the floor.

aip paleo southern dressing turkey

You can get this authentic heirloom Southern Thanksgiving recipe in my brand new eBook called The Allergy-Free Holiday Table. It jam-packed with 100 pages of content with the best of the best traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes MADE TOTALLY AIP AND ALLERGY-FREE!

And, no exaggeration, you will be able to fool your family into thinking they are eating "normal" dishes - there is absolutely NO compromise in taste or texture here.

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