Prosciutto and Pear Stuffing

It’s only Tuesday, so there’s still time to share some ideas for delicious, low Points Thanksgiving Recipes! And if you are looking to shake things up this Thanksgiving with a unique stuffing recipe that not only tastes amazing, but that has just 4 Points per serving, well then this Prosciutto and Pear Stuffing Recipe will make you squeal with delight. Easy to make and brimming with delectable Autumn flavors, I was really surprised by how low calorie this stuffing came out to be. The toasted hazelnuts added such a delicious texture and a slight crunch that I really liked. I’m also obsessed with prosciutto, so I’m always willing to try just about any recipe that uses it – and the idea of combining it in a Thanksgiving stuffing had me drooling. So, if you want to put a new spin on a traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe this year, treat your guests to a fabulous serving of this dish! Enjoy.

Prosciutto and Pear Stuffing Recipe

Delectable and low calorie, this light stuffing recipe offers a delicious new way to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving side dish. Each serving has just 4 Points, making it a delicious Weight Watchers friendly dish to serve this Thanksgiving.


  • 8 cups stale multi-grain baguette, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 oz prosciutto, thinly sliced, cut into bit sized pieces
  • 3 small pears, ripe but firm, chopped
  • 2 cups yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups fennel bulb, diced
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 2 tbsp light butter
  • 2 tsp fresh sage, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonfat, butter flavored cooking spray.
  2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with non-fat, butter flavored cooking spray and set over medium heat. Add prosciutto; cook, stirring, until crispy, about 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.
  3. Using the same pan, melt butter and add in celery, onion, fennel and shallot and cook, stirring, until softened and beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add sage, thyme and rosemary and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.
  5. Transfer everything to a large bowl and gently stir in bread, pears, parsley, hazelnuts and the prosciutto. Add broth and liquid egg substitute; toss to combine. Mix in the salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon the stuffing into the prepared baking dish; cover with foil.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes; remove the foil and bake until the top is beginning to crisp, 25 to 30 minutes more.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s) 20 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 12

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Entire recipe makes 12 servings
Serving size is ¾ cup
Each serving = 4 Points

PER SERVING: 156 calories; 4 g fat; 26 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 6 g fiber


  1. How many Points+ if you don’t include the Prosciutto?

    • LaaLoosh

      Liz, I don’t know. I only have the nutrition info recorded for the whole recipe with all the ingredients included.