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Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Prepare this easy stuffing in a baking dish, or use it to stuff the turkey. This healthy stuffing gets its sweetness from the apples and a unique flavor from the onion and walnut combination.


  • 30 slices whole wheat bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cubed
  • Black pepper to taste


  • On a large baking sheet, toast bread cubes in oven. Allow the toasted bread to sit approximately 24 hours, until hard.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a large ovenproof baking dish (9 x 13 inch) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the onion and celery and slowly cook until soft. Remove from heat.
  • Add the eggs, chicken broth and breadcrumbs to onion mixture. Mix together thoroughly. Mix in the rubbed sage, garlic powder, walnuts, apples and pepper.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 1 hour, or until the top is browned and crisp.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Per Serving: Calories: 209 Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 369mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 4g Protein: 7g


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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

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