Herbed Bread Stuffing

Herbed Bread Stuffing
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Source: The Healthy Home Cookbook/Diabetes Forecast. Recipe Credit: .

This thanksgiving classic gets a healthier makeover with a few small adjustments. First, we use heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil instead of butter, and stick with just 2 tablespoons. Low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock and salt-free poultry seasoning keep the sodium down, and fresh herbs add a nice punch of flavor. Finally, to build your diabetes-friendly Thanksgiving plate, be sure to watch your portion sizes! To make things easier, you can prepare everything a day in advance, and bake just before serving.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    40 min
  • Servings
    10 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

10 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 4.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.7g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 280mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 5g
  • Protein 5g
  • Potassium 215mg
  • Phosphorus 65mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1/2 Fat



  • olive oil
    2 tbsp
  • celery (sliced)
    2 stalks
  • onion (diced)
    1 med
  • apple (diced)
    1 large
  • salt-free poultry seasoning
    1-2 tsp
  • low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
    4 cups
  • unseasoned stuffing cubes
    1 package
  • chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, sage, or chives
    1/2 cup


  1. Place olive oil in large sauté pan. Add celery and onion and sauté until softened, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add apple and poultry seasoning. Toss well. Add stock and simmer 2-3 minutes. Add bread cubes and fresh herbs and toss well. Set aside to cool before stuffing poultry or pork.

  2. Place in an ovenproof casserole. Bake for 30 minutes. If you want crispy stuffing, bake uncovered. For softer stuffing, cover with foil.

  • Recommended

    To reduce the carb count by a very significant amount: replace the bread cubes with Keto bread (lowest carb bread on the market) or High Protein bread (similar). If your supermarket doesn't stock these make your own... it's actually fun. There are lots of recipes online, and premixes from mail order. The ingredients are more expensive (due to nut flour), that's the much higher nutrition level to your advantage.