UNC Health Care

Turkey Sausage and Herb Stuffing: Healthy Holiday Recipe

A healthy alternative to traditional stuffing, this dish will have you asking for more—and not feeling bad about it!

Ingredients:

3/4 pound turkey sausage (ex. 5/6th Shady Brook Farms turkey breakfast sausage roll)
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 eggs
2 cups coarsely chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup diced yellow squash
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Remove sausage from casing and crumble it into a pan over medium heat. Add the celery and
onion and cook, stirring, until browned. Drain fat if necessary.
Beat the eggs in a bowl. Using a spoon, mix in the sausage mixture and all the remaining
ingredients.
Pour the stuffing into an 8′ x 8′ baking dish and bake until hot and browned, about 30 minutes.
Serve hot.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition:

Calories: 119
Total Fat: 6.0 g
Saturated 2.3 g
Cholesterol 76 g
Sodium 361 mg
Potassium 134 mg
Total Carbs 4.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 1.3 g
Protein 12 g

Contributed by Mary Gray Hutchison, MPH, RD, LDN
Adapted from Obesity Action Coalition- Low Carb Thanksgiving recipes