We often get asked for a stuffing recipe for the holidays. Stuffing can be tricky because the boxed mixes are high in sodium. And many traditional recipes are a lot of work and the end result is sometimes mushy. Plus we don't believe in stuffing the bird because the outcome is a mess - the turkey is dry and the stuffing is often undercooked.
So, here is a masterpiece that does use a box mix and it can bake along side the bird.
Box to Masterpiece Stuffing
Serves: 16 | Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Total Time: 55 min | Prep: 5 min | Cook: 50 min
1 box stuffing mix, prepared without margarine*
1 cup each: diced apples, onions and celery
1 Tbsp margarine
3 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup low-sodium broth
Sauté the apples, onions and celery in the margarine. When they are soft (about 3-5 minutes), add the prepared stuffing, cooked rice and broth. Combine well and place in covered casserole or baking dish. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350 °F.
*Use reduced-sodium Stove Top Stuffing.
Makes 8 cups. You can bake this during the last hour with your turkey so they all come out at the same time.
Serves 16. Each 1/2 cup serving: 172 calories, 3g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 4g protein.
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