Sage Stuffing

Here's a stuffing recipe that’s on the healthier side but will still thrill your guests. Our Sage Stuffing uses whole grain bread, omega-3 rich walnuts, and cranberries to give it a holiday twist.

Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 1 hour

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Calories 190
  • Carbohydrate 28 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Sodium 385 mg

This Recipe Serves 12


30 slices (1-ounce each) day-old whole-grain bread, crusts removed, cut into small cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 large celery stalks, chopped
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 bunch fresh sage, stems removed, coarsely chopped
3 cups hot low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries, coarsely chopped
Kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ā° F. Add the bread to a large bowl.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and celery, and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the walnuts and sauté for 2 minutes. Add in the sage and cook for 1 minute. 
  3. Add the onion-sage mixture to the bread. Pour the hot chicken broth and egg over the onion-sage, and mix well (until moist). Add in the cranberries or cherries. Season well with salt and pepper. Add the mixture to a large casserole dish, and sprinkle with paprika. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the top is browned and crusty.

From The Family Classics Cookbook by American Diabetes Association

Photo: Sage Stuffing from The Family Classics Cookbook. Taran Z Photography

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