Healthier Stuffing

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Healthier Stuffing

A healthy take on a holiday favorite dish, stuffing!
Course Side Dishes
Servings 12


  • 16 slices thin whole wheat bread dried out
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a saucepan heat butter over medium heat until melted
  • Sauté onions, celery, carrots, and garlic for about 5 minutes or until softened
  • Add in parsley, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram, to the veggies and cook for an additional 2 minutes
  • Cut dried bread into small cubes and place into a large bowl
  • Pour vegetable mixture over bread and stir to coat
  • Add broth, salt, pepper, and egg into bread mixture and stir to coat well
  • Place stuffing mixture into a large buttered baking dish
  • Pour remaining melted butter evenly over stuffing
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes until top of stuffing is browned


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Nicole Aucoin, MS, RD, LD/N

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