Low-Carb Stuffing

turkey with low-carb stuffing
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Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 66
Fat 2g
Carbs 11g
Protein 2g
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Total Time 60 min
Prep 30 min, Cook 30 min
Servings 12 (about 1/2 cup each)

One of the tricks to making low-carb turkey stuffing is to use a lot of vegetables. Another is to use a bread made without a lot of starch. This stuffing can be cooked inside a turkey or chicken, cooked on the stovetop, or baked in the oven in a casserole dish. You may think it sounds like there is an overwhelming amount of celery in this dish, but it actually cooks down so much that it works.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices whole wheat reduced calorie or high fiber bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cups chopped celery
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped parsley
  • 4 teaspoons poultry seasoning, such as Bells
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water, plus more according to moisture needed

Preparation

1) Allow the bread to dry out for awhile, either on the counter or in a low oven. It doesn't have to be totally dry, just kind of stale-level dry.

2) Saute onion, celery, and bell pepper until soft. Add parsley and cook for a minute or so, until wilted. Add seasonings.

3) Mix together the vegetables and the bread. Add a cup of water, stir, and taste. Adjust seasoning and moisture.

Cooking Tips

If you're going to stuff poultry with it, leave it on the dry side because it will absorb a lot of juices during cooking.

You can eat it just as it is, but if you bake it, the flavors will come together better. Mix well and bake at 350 F for about half an hour, or until browned on top.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 (about 1/2 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 2g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 247mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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