Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Clean Eating Homemade "Stove Top" Stuffing

Makes about 15 servings, 1/2 cup prepared
I love the convenience of Stove Top stuffing but I’ve never had much luck finding a whole grain variety without a bunch of added junk. Now I can easily make it myself and I know exactly what’s in it. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make a bigger batch. Especially good if there’s a great sale on whole wheat bread.

Ingredients:
  • 6 cups cubed bread (about 12 slices bread, make the cubes pretty small like they are in the store bought Stove Top)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced celery
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
ONE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes until dried out and crispy like croutons.

TWO: In a large bowl combine the baked bread cubes with the seasonings and toss well to coat. Store 2 cups each in quart-size freezer bags. If kept airtight, this can be stored about 3 months in the pantry or 12 months in the freezer.

TO PREPARE: Combine ½ a cup of chicken broth with 2 Tbsp olive oil in a small saucepan. (If I have some celery I'll put the 2 Tbsp of olive oil in first and saute about 1/2 cup finely diced celery for about 5 minutes before adding the chicken broth.) Bring to a boil and stir in 2 cups of bread cube mixture. Cover, remove from heat, and let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving. 2 cups of dry mix makes 4-5 servings, ½ cup each.

Freeze prepared 1/2 cup portions using the medium/large portions method.

NUTRITION INFO:

Per Serving (1/2 cup prepared) - 123 Calories (57 Calories from Fat), 6g Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 229mg Sodium, 13g Total Carbohydrates, 3g Dietary Fiber, 2g Sugars, 4g Protein, 1% DV Vitamin A, 4% DV Vitamin C, 4% DV Calcium, 6% DV Iron

4 comments:

  1. Where's the "like" button? I'm loving your website. I already do a lot of DIY foods, but you have a lot of things I have never even thought about. Homemade Stove Top & Green bean fries (BTW, I hate green beans but I want to try them for the same reason you did)...and I'm not done looking at your recipes yet. :)

    Thanks!

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  2. Can you make this then stuff a turkey with it? Thanks!

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    1. I don't see why not. I haven't done it personally but I posted Cornish Game Hens with Apple Almond Stuffing the other day (http://www.freezeyourwayfit.blogspot.jp/2012/10/clean-eating-crockpot-cornish-games.html) and I assume you could just do the same method except cook the bird in the oven instead of the crockpot. Or maybe just do it the same way it says to on the back of a stove top container but use your own homemade stuffing. Let me know how it works out and how you cooked it and I'll update the post :) Good luck!!

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  3. I was shocked to see that StoveTop had Hydrogenated Oil(trans fat) and excited to find a replacement.

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