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Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup cooked, sliced chicken sausage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups cubed bakery-style whole grain bread, dried overnight
  • 1 14 ounce can lowfat, low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a saute pan with cooking spray and heat on medium. Add all vegetables and saute until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add sausage; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in half of each type of the herbs and cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  2. Place bread in a large bowl and combine with the vegetable mixture. Add half the chicken broth; mix all ingredients well. Add remaining chicken broth if necessary; bread should be wet and well-coated, but not soggy.
  3. Spray a 4" x 8" baking dish with cooking spray and pat down the stuffing until it fits in the pan. Seal tightly with aluminum foil to hold in moisture; bake for 30 minutes. Remove stuffing from oven and sprinkle with remaining herbs and chopped pecans.

Note

  • Nutritional information includes 1/2 teaspoon of added salt.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 86 kcal cal., 3 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 10 g carb., 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 6 g pro., 34 mg calcium, 1 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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