How to Make Low-Calorie Christmas Stuffing

Stuffing is usually packed with a shocking amount of calories and weight conscious people prefer avoiding these. However, you can follow this recipe to make low-carb cranberry apple stuffing muffins and serve them on the side with your Christmas dinner.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 8 to 10 min
Bake time: 18 to 20 minutes
Total time: 38 to 40 min
Yield: 12 to 15 muffins
Utensils: Oven, skillet, non-stick muffin pan, measuring spoons, measuring cups, mixing bowls.

Ingredients:
Canola oil: 2 tsp
Celery stalks, finely chopped: 3
Onion, finely chopped: 1
Fresh chopped thyme: 2 tsp
Fresh chopped sage: 2 tsp
Fresh chopped rosemary: 2 tsp
Large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped: 1
Unseasoned bread cubes, dried/toasted: 8 cups
Dried cranberries: 1 cup
Freshly ground black pepper: 1 tsp
Pinch of salt (optional)
Large egg, beaten: 1
Fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth: 2 cups

Instructions

  • 1

    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • 2

    Take a 12-cup non-stick muffin pan, coat it with cooking spray and set aside.

  • 3

    Pour two teaspoons of canola oil in a large skillet and heat it over medium flame for one to two minutes.

  • 4

    Add a finely chopped onion, celery stalks and other herbs to the hot oil and sauté for three to five minutes.

  • 5

    Add peeled and coarsely chopped apple to the vegetables and sauté for two to three minutes or until the fruit and vegetables are crisp tender.

  • 6

    Once you are satisfied with the tenderness of your vegetables and fruit, remove them from heat.

  • 7

    Now take a large mixing bowl and place bread cubes (dried and toasted) in it.

  • 8

    Also add one cup dried cranberries to the bowl and mix well.

  • 9

    Stir in the sautéed vegetables and apples and toss to combine.

  • 10

    Season the stuffing with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • 11

    Break one large egg in a separate bowl and add it to the bread and vegetables mixture.

  • 12

    Also add fat-free chicken broth to the mixture and mix thoroughly to combine all the ingredients.

  • 13

    Place a spoonful of this mixture into each muffin case in the prepared pan and place it in the oven preheated at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • 14

    Bake the stuffing for 18 to 20 minutes or until the top is crisp and golden.

  • 15

    Remove from the oven and let sit for at least five minutes before carefully transferring the muffins to a wire rack to cool.

  • 16

    Serve with cream or any other sauce or dip of your choice within 24 hours.

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