Stuffing: Prepare a Healthier Alternative
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.
- 10 slices whole wheat bread, cubed
- 4 Tbsp trans fat free margarine
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 Tbsp dried sage
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken or turkey broth
- 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.
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Saturated Fat: 0g
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