Slow-Cooker Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Slow-Cooker Sausage & Apple Stuffing

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From: EatingWell.com, October 2017

This sausage and apple stuffing is extra-moist and full of classic fall flavors. Using a slow cooker makes this side dish even easier and saves on oven space.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 8 ounces sweet Italian sausage, casing removed and crumbled
  • 1¼ teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound stale whole-grain bread, cubed (about 8 cups; see Tip)
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add sausage, poultry seasoning, pepper and salt; cook, stirring, until no pink is visible, 6 to 8 minutes more.
  2. Transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add bread, apple and broth; stir to coat well. Cover and cook on High for 2 hours.
  • Tip: If using fresh bread: Preheat oven to 275°F. Spread bread on a large rimmed baking sheet and bake until dry to the touch, about 30 minutes. Let cool before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 136 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 29 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 74 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 43 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 240 mg sodium; 169 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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