Whole Grain Stuffing

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whole-grain-stuffing-for-webTrying to minimize eating processed foods during the holidays can be tough, but since we spend so much time in the kitchen prepping for Thanksgiving, I encourage you to make as much of the meal as possible!

Whole Grain Stuffing
Serves 12
If you're looking for a way to win over your family with homemade stuffing-this is the recipe to do that! You can easily make it with gluten free bread as an option, but either way, it is SO tasty!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
  1. 1 loaf Ezekiel or Udi’s bread, thawed and broken into bite-sized cubes
  2. ½ Tsp. dried Thyme
  3. ½ Tsp. dried Rosemary
  4. 2 Tsp. dried Sage
  5. 1 Tsp. Black Pepper
  6. 1 ½ Tbsp. unsalted Butter
  7. 1 ½ Tbsp. Olive Oil
  8. 1 large Onion, chopped
  9. 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  10. 5 Celery stalks, including leaves, thinly sliced
  11. ½ cup dried Apricots, chopped
  12. 10 baby Onions, peeled and quartered
  13. ¾ cup fresh Parsley, chopped
  14. 1 cup low-sodium Chicken Broth
  15. Cheesecloth
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Mix in the thyme, rosemary, sage and pepper.<
  3. Melt butter and olive oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add sliced celery, stirring often. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir the onion mixture into the bowl containing the bread. Add the apricots, baby onions and parsley. Stir in the chicken broth.
  5. Spoon about half of the uncooked stuffing onto a large square of cheesecloth. Gather the corners of the square and push the stuffing into the cavity of your uncooked turkey. Leave enough space for the stuffing to expand inside of the bird. (Note: This will make it pretty moist so you can also bake it first and add in later).
  6. Place any remaining stuffing in a casserole dish and cover loosely with tin foil. Bake stuffing for 30 minutes, remove the foil and stir thoroughly. Bake for another 30 minutes uncovered.
  7. When the turkey is finished roasting, you can remove the stuffing by pulling out the cheesecloth. Spoon the stuffing out of the cheesecloth into a serving dish.
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