Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!
- 14 oz whole wheat French bread or baguette (crusts removed (weight after crust is removed))
- 2 tbsp whipped butter
- 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion
- 1 3/4 cups about 4 stalks diced celery
- 13 oz fresh sweet Italian chicken sausage (casing removed)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- 3 1/4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
- salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
- cooking spray
Cut the bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Spread the bread out on a baking sheet and let it dry overnight - OR - place the baking sheet in a 350°F oven and bake about 20 minutes, or until the bread is dried out. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a large baking dish with oil.
In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender and translucent, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
In the same pan over medium heat, cook the sausage, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sausage to the bowl with the onion/celery mixture.
Add the bread, sage and thyme to the bowl with the sausage/onion mixture and stir to combine. Add the chicken broth and stir to evenly coat the bread. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and stir to mix well.
Transfer to the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, gently stir. Continue baking until golden, about 30 to 35 minutes more. Serve immediately.
Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 6.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.2g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 549mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 2.9g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 4