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Healthy Stuffing Recipes

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Bulgur Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Hazelnuts

For a change of pace from traditional bread stuffing, try this elegant, nutty-tasting pilaf, which features quick-cooking whole-grain bulgur.

» Bulgur Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Hazelnuts

Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing

Crisping the prosciutto and toasting the nuts adds a powerful punch of flavor to the stuffing without going overboard on fat. Diamond Brand now makes packaged chopped hazelnuts, available in most major supermarkets.

» Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing

Sausage Stuffing

This classic stuffing pairs turkey sausage with the tangy sweetness of apples. By using turkey sausage instead of pork, we cut the fat content from 19 grams to 4.

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Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread stuffing, a Southern favorite, is a nice change from more traditional white-bread stuffing. Our delectable recipe uses Italian turkey sausage, rather than pork, and omits all the butter and cream to cut the fat by two-thirds. The stuffing is lower in sodium as well and so easy to make that it's sure to become a favorite side year-round.

» Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Wild mushrooms make an amazing, rich base for a stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner. This stuffing includes diced turkey liver, which gives it an intense, deep flavor. If you’re not a liver lover or if you’re serving vegetarians, you can omit it from the recipe. (Recipe adapted from Alice Waters.)

» Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts & Squash

Brussels sprouts and winter squash make this cornbread stuffing look and taste great. You may need to bake two batches of cornbread to have 2 pounds for this recipe—you can even make it the day before.

» Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts & Squash

Wild Rice Stuffing with Apple & Sausage

This amazing wild-rice stuffing recipe is bursting with rustic fall flavors, including rye bread, sausage, apples, dried cherries, pecans and fresh herbs.

» Wild Rice Stuffing with Apple & Sausage


Stuffing is a must-have recipe at Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s also a perfect side dish to complement a variety of other dishes for regular weeknight meals. Our healthy stuffing recipes, including sausage stuffing recipes, bread stuffing recipes, rice stuffing recipes, cornbread stuffing recipes and more homemade stuffing recipes, are lighter and healthier than traditional stuffing recipes or dressing recipes. Try our Wild Mushroom Stuffing for one of our best traditional stuffing recipes or Sausage Stuffing for a lighter twist on a classic.

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Healthy Stuffing Recipes

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Healthy Sausage Stuffing Recipes

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This amazing wild-rice stuffing recipe is bursting with...

Healthy Cornbread Stuffing Recipes

Cornbread stuffing, a Southern favorite, is a nice change...
Brussels sprouts and winter squash make this cornbread...
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