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3 Low-carb stuffings that will help offset all those dinner rolls

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You won't miss the bread with these tasty low-carb stuffing recipes

Stuffing adds an extra interesting element to any meal, but you don't have to save your stuffing for Thanksgiving or Christmas or even for the turkey. Any of these stuffing recipes would also be delicious if used for a roast chicken dinner. We especially love to add fruit and serve with pork steaks or chops, or even roast pork and gravy.

Generally the amounts in these recipes will stuff a medium- to large-size turkey for a family gathering. As a rule of thumb, use a third to half the recipe to stuff a chicken or to roast separately in a pan to serve with pork.

To roast separately from the turkey, butter a suitably sized baking pan, spoon the mixture in, and smooth the top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 60 minutes, until the top is crispy.

Cranberry and walnut stuffing recipe

This recipe is a version of a traditional American recipe. Like many recipes for stuffing, the original recipe contained apples, but as apples are a higher-carb fruit, we have substituted cranberries, which have the dual effect of making the stuffing lower carb than the regular recipe and also adding a little extra seasonal color and flavor.

Yields 15 (1/2-cup) servings


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 2 cups cranberries (fresh or defrosted if fresh-frozen) 
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, or to taste


  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Cook the celery and onion together until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients, and add the celery and onion mixture.
  3. Use the mixture to stuff the turkey, weighing the bird before roasting to calculate the correct cooking time. Roast as directed on the package.

Per serving: 7.0 grams carbs, 2.8 grams fiber, 18 grams total fat, 26 milligrams cholesterol, 7 grams protein, 120 milligrams sodium, 216 calories

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