Homemade Stuffing Recipes (Healthy and Low Calorie)

Homemade Stuffing Recipes

Homemade stuffing recipes can be easy to make and healthy, if done right.

This article will show you how to make stuffing in a healthy, low calorie way. This recipe for stuffing is over 50% veggies, but we make sure to hide them so no one will know.

Homemade Stuffing Recipes

Take your recipes for stuffing to the next level. Packed with seasonal ingredients like butternut squash and apples, this traditional stuffing recipe will wow your guests.

Plus, at only 114 calories, you can have seconds of this classic stuffing recipe without guilt!

Traditional stuffing recipes are often high in calories and packed with carbs. But with this recipe for classic stuffing made healthy, you can enjoy 1/2 cup for just 114 calories!

Homemade Stuffing Recipes

We keep this stuffing recipe traditional tasting, but with 1/2 the calories and carbs!

Try this easy stuffing recipe for your next holiday gathering, or anytime of the year! It’s healthy enough to enjoy without blowing your diet.

Homemade Stuffing Recipes

Making stuffing for thanksgiving has never been easier… Check out the shopping list, printable recipe card, nutrition label and more below.

You can make this stuffing recipe thanksgiving or Christmas, or just as a weekend dish dish that will last all week long.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Stuffing (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Stuffing
  • Homemade Stuffing Recipes (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Stuffing

Below you’ll learn how to make classic stuffing recipes in a healthy new way. There are vegan options, sausage add ins, and more.

You’ll learn how to make a stuffing recipe easy, and low in calories. Up next healthy stuffing ingredients.

Up next… ingredients for stuffing. AKA, a shopping list for stuffings.

Ingredients for Stuffing

In this ingredients for stuffing section we will discuss what is in stuffing, and how to make this recipe for stuffing for thanksgiving healthy and low calorie.

We keep this stuffing recipe classic with all the usual ingredients, and we even use average store bought bread to keep these homemade stuffing recipes easy.

Homemade Stuffing Recipes

Of course, you can choose your favorite gluten-free bread to make these recipes for thanksgiving stuffing gluten free.

You can use vegan eggs in place of eggs, and skip the butter (just use more olive oil spray) to make easy stuffing recipes vegan.

This simple recipe for stuffing thanksgiving is versatile and delicious… and fits into all diets.

Shopping List for Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe:

  • Whole wheat bread 
  • Butternut squash 
  • Onions 
  • Celery 
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Apples 
  • Eggs or vegan eggs
  • Parsley 
  • Vegetable or chicken broth
  • Dried cranberries
  • Olive oil spray
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

The best recipes for stuffing mix use the best ingredients. So be sure to get fresh herbs and choose a good quality bread.

I actually prefer to use whole wheat sourdough bread in this recipe. It’s hearty and fantastic in all the best stuffing recipes.

Up next you’ll learn how to make the stuffing…

How to Make Stuffing

Homemade stuffing recipes can be very easy… And let’s be honest here. Even when you buy stuffing mixes at the store, you still have to chop all the veggies and put it all together.

This all natural version is a healthier stuffing recipe. With no preservatives, and more fruits and veggies for a low calorie stuffing recipe.

Homemade Stuffing Recipes

In the recipe card below, you’ll find all the directions, measurements, and tips to make this recipe for stuffing easier and more versatile.

How to Make Stuffing for Thanksgiving:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat a sauce pot on medium heat, spray with olive oil, then add in the butternut squash, onions, celery, apples, thyme and sage. Cook until the veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer, remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and parsley together then add in the bread, the vegetables, chicken sausage (if using), dried cranberries and salt and pepper.
  5. Move mixture to a large buttered casserole dish. Top the stuffing with one tablespoon of butter, crumble small specks of it all over the top to help it crisp up then cover with foil.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes. Serve hot with your favorite holiday dishes.

Now that you know how to make the stuffing, let’s move onto the sharable recipe card. There you can double or triple the homemade stuffing recipes with the click of a button.

And below the recipe card, you’ll find a large nutritional facts section!

This sharable recipe card will help you make the best, low calorie stuffing recipe… and allow you to share it with all your foodie friends.

Homemade Stuffing Recipes

This homemade stuffing recipe is easy and yummy! And at only 114 calories… guilt free too!

Make sure to see the special tips, and modifications to make this gluten-free stuffing, or vegan stuffing in the ingredients section above.

Homemade Stuffing Recipes (Healthy and Low Calorie)

Homemade Stuffing Recipes (Healthy and Low Calorie)

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This low calorie homemade stuffing recipe is over 50% vegetables!
No one will be able to tell that this is a vegetable dish, as it tastes just like traditional stuffing recipes.
Try these homemade stuffing recipes (with or without sausage added) for your next holiday gathering. At only 114 calories, you can even have seconds!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 slices stale whole wheat bread cubed
  • 2 cups butternut squash chopped
  • 2 cups onions chopped
  • 3 cups celery chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage minced
  • 3 cups apples chopped
  • 2 eggs or vegan eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Optional Add Ins:

  • 2 Chicken and Apple Sausages cooked and crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat a sauce pot on medium heat, spray with olive oil, then add in the butternut squash, onions, celery, apples, thyme and sage. Cook until the veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer, remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs and parsley together then add in the bread, the vegetables, chicken sausage (if using), dried cranberries and salt and pepper.
  • Move mixture to a large buttered casserole dish. Top the stuffing with one tablespoon of butter, crumble small specks of it all over the top to help it crisp up then cover with foil.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes. Serve hot with your favorite holiday dishes.

Special Tip:

  • If your bread is not already stale, spread it onto 2 cookies sheets and place in an oven at 300 for 15 to 20 minutes.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4.8gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 312mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 3.7gSugar: 7.3gCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
Keyword holiday, holiday meal, Side Dish, vegan
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Up next… nutrition and calories in stuffing recipes.

Nutrition and Calories in Stuffing

Not all stuffing recipes are made the same… and this nutrition label is for the low calorie, homemade stuffing recipes above.

So if you are looking for low calorie recipes for stuffing, be sure to check out the recipe card above.

Homemade Stuffing Recipes

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