Make your own delicious, homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing with this easy, low-calorie recipe. With all the traditional flavors you’d expect, but a lot fewer Points +. It’s the perfect healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipe!
- 12 slices of low calorie, high fiber bread (I used Sara Lee Delightful), dried and cut into bite-size cubes (see Tip)
- 4 cups of water
- 2 extra large chicken bouillon cubes (about 1oz)
- 5 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
- 2 tbsp light butter (I used Brummel and Brown)
- 1 tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large saucepan, heat water, butter and bouillon to a boil.
- Add in celery, onion, sage, thyme, rosemary, and pepper, and turn heat down to medium.
- Simmer until celery and onion are soft, about 15-20 min.
- In the meantime, put bread cubes into a large oven-safe bowl or casserole dish.
- Pour broth over bread cubes and combine gently until all bread cubes are saturated.
- Gently mix in the egg substitute.
- Place stuffing into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until stuffing reaches desired texture.
TIP: To dry out your bread, turn your oven onto the lowest setting (mine was 175 degrees) and evenly spread out all the slices of bread on a large, ungreased cookie sheet. Let bread slowly toast in the oven for about 4-6 hours. As soon as bread stiffens, turn off oven and leave it in there overnight. Bread should be fully stiffened, with all moisture removed, but not burned or charred.
- Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
- Cooking time: 45 minute(s)
- Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein
- Number of servings (yield): 4
- Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)
- Entire recipe makes 4 servings
- Serving size is about 1 ½ cups
- PER SERVING: 175 calories; 4.5 g fat; 28 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 7 g fiber