Mom's Stuffing, Lightened Up
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
My Mom makes the BEST stuffing, it's the one thing I crave every Thanksgiving! This recipe has been remade like Mom's, only just a bit healthier!
- 1 12 oz loaf whole wheat french bread, cut into small cubes
- 3 slices center cut bacon (minced)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 large onion (minced)
- 3 medium stalks celery (minced)
- 10 fresh sage leaves (minced)
- 2/3 cup chopped parsley
- salt and fresh pepper (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon Bell's Seasoning (affil link)
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup water
- cooking spray
If your bread is fresh, preheat the oven and bake the bread cubes on 2 baking sheets at 250°F for about 30 minutes, stirring half way until the bread is completely firm.
Increase the oven to 350°F.
In a large saute pan over medium heat cook bacon for about 2 minutes. Add butter; when melted add onions, celery, parsley, sage, salt and pepper and saute on medium low until soft, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine chicken broth and egg.
In a large bowl add bread and combine with sauteed vegetables. Add chicken broth and egg mixture and combine well. If stuffing is too dry, add a little more broth or water until you have the right consistency.
Spray a casserole with cooking spray, add stuffing. (If making ahead cover with foil and refrigerate).
If making alongside a turkey, pour some of the pan juices from the cooked turkey over the stuffing. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden.
Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 455mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 4