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Favorite Low Fat Bread, Mushroom and Herb Stuffing

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Thanksgiving side dishes

Make your traditional Thanksgiving turkey stuffing low fat this year. This bread stuffing is savory with mushrooms, celery, parsley, thyme, marjoram and sage.

Favorite Bread, mushroom and herb stuffing recipe

Thanksgiving side dishesLow Fat


1/2 cup water
1 onion, chopped
3 cups sliced mushrooms (about 1/2 lb.)
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
4 cups cubed bread
1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup very hot water or vegetable stock


Heat 1/2 cup water in a large pot or skillet. Add the onion and cook 5 minutes. Add the sliced mushrooms and celery and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir in bread and spices, salt and pepper.

Lower the heat and continue cooking for 3 minutes, then stir in the water or stock, a little at a time, until the dressing obtains the desired moistness. Spread in an oil-sprayed baking dish, cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the cover and bake 10 more minutes.

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