Though this is not one of Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Recipes, it’s a FABULOUS stuffing recipe for anyone who needs a delicious low calorie stuffing to put on their table this year! Plus, it’s my absolute favorite Thanksgiving recipe because I LOOOOOVE stuffing and I go crazy eating this stuff every year. So I had to find a way of making a lower calorie version of my favorite Thanksgiving food. Using the basic, traditional ingredients, this Thanksgiving stuffing is really too good to be true. To create this dish, I just took my mom’s traditional stuffing recipe, and altered it with lower calorie ingredients. Using the light bread and less butter really makes a huge difference without compromising taste. It has just a 2 point value for a 1/1/2 cup serving! Not bad!! so you can still enjoy all the fabulous flavors of Thanksgiving without sacrificing that diet plan you’ve been working so hard on all year. And it’s so yummy, you may just find yourself making this dish for non Thanksgiving Dinners too! Enjoy.
Low Calorie Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe
- 8 slices light bread (I used Weight Watchers bread)
- 1 1/2 cups fat-free chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cup chopped celery
- ¼ cup granny smith apples (finely chopped with skin on)
- 1/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp fresh sage
- 2 tbsp. light butter (I used Brummel & Brown)
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Start by drying out your bread. You can either do this by toasting in the oven, or by leaving the bread sit out at room temperature overnight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a medium pot, combine chicken broth, onions, celery, apples, butter, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and sage. Cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat. Mean while, break up your bread into small ½” pieces by chopping or just breaking apart with your hands. Put bread into a large oven safe dish.
When broth mixture is ready, slowly pour onto bread, making sure to cover all the pieces. Next, mix in the egg substitute and make sure to cover all pieces. If bread cubes do not seem wet enough (they should be moist, but not saturated), add a tbsp or two of warm water until appropriate texture is reached. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
Cover dish with foil and transfer to over. Cook for about 25 minutes. Then, take out stuffing, mix it around and fluff it a bit and put back in the oven, uncovered for about another 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Entire Recipe is 4 servings
Serving size is 1 1/2 cup
Each serving = 2 Point Value