Stuffing
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Stuffing: Prepare a Healthier Alternative

By on 11/13/2017

This low-calorie turkey stuffing is a quick and easy recipe for Thanksgiving or any time you want to dress up a poultry dish. The woodsy flavor of sage gives the stuffing a delicious flavor.

Ingredients

  • 10 slices whole wheat bread, cubed
  • Tbsp trans fat free margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • Tbsp dried sage
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage
  • garlic clove, minced
  • cups low-sodium chicken or turkey broth

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Layer bread cubes on a baking sheet and toast in oven about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat margarine over moderate heat until melted. Add onion, carrots and celery and sauté for 1 minute. Mix in seasonings and garlic, and cook 3 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Add chicken broth and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, toss toasted bread cubes (reserve 1/4 cup for topping later) with vegetable mixture.
  • Coat a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer stuffing mixture to casserole dish and top with reserved 1/4 cup bread cubes. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until golden.

Serves 10

Serving size: 3/4 cup

Calories: 143
Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 363mg
Carbohydrates: 22g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 5g


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