There’s nothing like warm, savory Thanksgiving-style comfort food to get you in the mood for Fall. This homemade stuffing is full of flavor and is a delicious lighter alternative to traditional buttery sausage stuffing. I split this into nine servings and ate this as a main course, but it would also make a fantastic side dish at your Thanksgiving meal!
Turkey Apple Pecan StuffingSource: adapted from Taste of Home
1 lb lean ground turkey (I used Jennie-O Extra Lean)
2 c sliced mushrooms
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 t fennel seed
¼ t cayenne pepper
1/8 t ground nutmeg
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 loaf (16 oz) light wheat bread, day old & cut into bite sized squares (I used a loaf of Weight Watchers brand wheat bread and very lightly toasted it before use)
1 large tart apple, chopped
2 t rubbed sage
1 ½ t salt
1 ½ t poultry seasoning
½ t black pepper
1 c fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
½ c chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large pot over medium heat, cook the turkey, mushrooms, celery, onion, fennel seed, cayenne and nutmeg until the turkey is broken up and cooked through and the vegetables have softened. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Drain if necessary.
3. Pour the turkey mixture into a very large bowl and add the bread, apple, sage, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and chicken broth. Pour over the bread mixture in the large bowl and stir to coat and combine.
4. Pour the combined stuffing mixture from the bowl into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly across the top and bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes until top is browned.
Yields 9 (1 cup) main course servings. Weight Watchers Points Plus: 6 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 247 calories, 27 g carbs, 8 g fat, 22 g protein, 9 g fiber
Yields 18 (1/2 cup) side dish servings. Weight Watchers Points Plus: 3 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 123 calories, 14 g carbs, 4 g fat, 11 g protein, 5 g fiber