'Out of This World' Healthy Stuffing
This stuffing really is out of this world! It provides you with all the comforting goodness of bread stuffing… with just a fraction of the calories and fat of traditional stuffing. Yes, the recipe has a lot of ingredients, but the actual process is very easy — promise!
1 large onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
4 pieces sage, chopped
6-8 pieces of thyme, chopped
1/2 pound turkey sausage (choose flavor)
splash of good white wine
1 teaspoon butter
1 pound assorted fresh mushroom, sliced
1/2 cup dried morels
1/2 loaf regular size 9-grain or multi-grain bread, toasted and chopped
1 egg, beaten
Saute chopped onion and stalks of celery in oil in a nonstick pan. Add salt, pepper, and minced garlic.
Add sage and thyme. Break turkey sausage into small pieces and saute in pan. Add a good splash of wine and butter.
Add mushrooms and morels (soak and cover them in water until soft), then add them and the mushroom water to the mixture.
Add 9-grain or multi-grain bread. If the mixture is dry, add more mushroom water, chicken stock, white wine or another flavored liquid. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add 1 beaten egg to bind.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes and put on broil for last 5 minutes to make top crunchy (make sure to keep an eye on it when broiling).
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