Low-Carb Stuffing

By Jeanette Terry

Begin this recipe by using your favorite low-carb bread. Made from scratch, you know this recipe will deliver traditional flavors without all the carbs.

Low-Carb Stuffing
  • 1 loaf low carb stuffing bread (see below) or low carb bread, crumbled or cut into cubes

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 6-7 cups chopped celery - about 2 small bunches

  • 1 green Bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped (about 2 cups)

  • 4 teaspoons poultry seasoning, such as Bells

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • Salt - start with 1/2 teaspoon, or 1 T chicken or turkey soup base (see below)

  • 1 cup water or broth, plus more according to moisture needed

  • 1 - 3 eggs if baking it, and if desired (nutritional info includes 1 egg)

  • 1 T cooking oil

  1. Make low-carb stuffing bread, or use about 1 - 1½ lb loaf of low-carb bread. Different types of bread will bring different results, so you may have to adjust the amount of liquid, seasonings, etc. I based the nutritional information below on using my homemade stuffing bread. In any case, allow the bread to dry out for awhile, either on the counter on in a low oven. It doesn't have to be totally dry, just kind of stale-level dry.

  2. 2. Saute' onion, celery, and pepper until soft. Add parsley and cook for a minute or so, until wilted. Add seasonings. I include about a Tablespoon of Better Than Bouillon Soup Base at this point.

  3. 3. Mix together the vegetables and the bread. Add a cup of broth or water, stir, and taste. Adjust seasoning and moisture. If you're going to stuff poultry with it, leave it on the dry side because it will absorb a lot of juices during cooking. You can eat it just as it is, but if you bake it, the flavors will come together better. Adding egg will make it come together in more of a melded together form. I usually add one egg, but don't like it too melded. You can add 2, or even three eggs. Mix well and bake at 350 F. for about half an hour, or until browned on top.

Nutritional Facts

12 servings
• Carbohydrate 5 g
• Fiber 4 g
• Protein 9 g
• Calories 244

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8 replies

JSJB 2013-11-21 04:15:31 -0600 Report

My wife would make stuffing for the turkey and bake two or three pans for snacking. Yesterday she made 3 pans with bread cubes today she will use sour dough bread. She use to make it with Uneida crackers but we can not find them so she went to unsalted crackers and it tasted great. I eat Pepperidge Farm Low Carb 5 grms a slice whole wheat bread so I think I will try it this year.

Anonymous 2013-11-14 22:21:48 -0600 Report

She doesn't mention that a low-carb bread recipe is listed in this recipe. She simply states to (1) begin this recipe by using your favorite low-carb bread, (2) in the ingredients she list 1 loaf low carb stuffing bread (see below) or low carb bread, crumbled or cut into cubes, and (3) Under directions she said in the very beginning in line 1. Make low-carb stuffing bread, or use about 1 - 1½ lb loaf of low-carb bread. She means to use your own low-carb stuffing recipe, or use a loaf of store bought low-carb bread then add the ingredients in this recipe