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Low-Carb Stuffing

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Updated July 11, 2014

One of the tricks to making low-carb turkey stuffing is to use a lot of vegetables. Another is to use a bread made without a lot of starch. This stuffing can be cooked inside a turkey or chicken, cooked on the stovetop, or baked in the oven in a casserole dish. You may think it sounds like there is an overwhelming amount of celery in this dish, but it actually cooks down so much that it works.

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf low-carb stuffing bread or low-carb bread, crumbled or cut into cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6-7 cups chopped celery - about 2 small bunches
  • 1 green Bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 4 teaspoons poultry seasoning, such as Bells
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt - start with 1/2 teaspoon, or 1 T chicken or turkey soup base (see below)
  • 1 cup water or broth, plus more according to moisture needed
  • 1 - 3 eggs if baking stuffing, and if desired (nutritional info includes 1 egg)
  • 1 T cooking oil

Preparation:

1) Make low-carb stuffing bread, or use about 1 - 1½ lb loaf of low-carb bread if you have access to it. Different types of bread will bring different results, so you may have to adjust the amount of liquid, seasonings, etc. I based the nutritional information below on using my homemade stuffing bread. In any case, allow the bread to dry out for awhile, either on the counter on in a low oven. It doesn't have to be totally dry, just kind of stale-level dry.

2) Saute onion, celery, and pepper until soft. Add parsley and cook for a minute or so, until wilted. Add seasonings. I include about a tablespoon of Better Than Bouillon Soup Base at this point.

3) Mix together the vegetables and the bread. Add a cup of broth or water, stir, and taste. Adjust seasoning and moisture. If you're going to stuff poultry with it, leave it on the dry side because it will absorb a lot of juices during cooking. You can eat it just as it is, but if you bake it, the flavors will come together better. Adding egg will make it come together in more of a melded-together form. I usually add one egg, but don't like it too melded. You can add 2, or even three eggs. Mix well and bake at 350 F. for about half an hour, or until browned on top.

Nutritional Information: This makes quite a lot of stuffing. Divided into 12 generous servings, each has 5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 4 grams fiber, 9 grams protein, and 244 calories.

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 5 out of 5
Great doesn't even cut it!, Guest Hooligan

This stuff is GREAT! Like the previous poster said, it does taste a lot like Stove Top Stuffing just a different texture but not weird at all. I am thrilled to find this stuff and I can't wait to make more and stuff a pork chop!!!! Definitely worth the effort!

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