Pancetta & Fig Stuffing

Salty pancetta and sweet figs take this holiday classic side dish from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Gluten Free Pancetta & Fig Stuffing
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 491 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter or dairy-free butter plus more for preparing the dish
  • ½ pound pancetta thickly sliced (about ¼-inch thick) and cut into ¼-inch dice
  • 3 leeks white parts only, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 1 cup gluten-free chicken broth or more
  • 8 ounces fresh figs stems removed and cut into ¼-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves measured then minced
  • 1 18-ounce loaf gluten-free bread toasted
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 15x10-inch baking dish.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp and golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Add 4 tablespoons butter and the leeks and cook until the leeks are tender, about 8 minutes. Add the chicken broth, figs, and sage and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Tear or cut the bread into 1-inch pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the poultry seasoning and pour in the chicken broth mixture and reserved pancetta. Stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the eggs.
  4. Put the mixture into the prepared dish. Cut the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter into small pieces and dot over the top of the stuffing. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for another 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown and crispy.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pancetta & Fig Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 681mg 28%
Potassium 220mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 24.3%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 13.8%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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