Low Carb Herbed Sausage Stuffing

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Lolita Carrico
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A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Four years later, she has maintained a 65-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!
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This low carb stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving calls for a couple of loaves of low carb or keto-friendly bread. You can make my homemade recipe or buy one of the options available at stores – my favorite being Sola and I would recommend steering clear of the Costco Keto bread!


The sausage in this recipe adds so much flavor and I like to add apple to my stuffing for some sweetness. The addition of apple will add to the carb count, so you can omit it however there’s so little in each serving, if you want the subtle sweetness and texture the apple gives to this low carb stuffing recipe – I say go for it!

low carb sausage stuffing

Low Carb Herbed Sausage Stuffing

I use Sola's low carb bread for this recipe however you can use any low carb bread you prefer. Oroweat's version is more readily available on grocery shelves.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course sides
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 loaves keto bread I like Sola, however Oroweat’s keto bread is easier to find in stores; yield 8 cups of cubes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 large celery stalks diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 granny smith apple cored and diced
  • 1 pound hot italian sausage links casings removed
  • 3 cups chicken stock or bone broth
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Cut bread loaf into 1/2″ cubes and place in a single layer on baking sheet.
  • Toast in oven for 5 – 10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow toasted cubes to dry, and then place in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a large sauté pan, melt the butter. Add the onions and celery and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic and diced apple, cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables to the bowl with the toasted bread.
  • Add the sausage to the sauté pan and brown over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, breaking up the meat as it’s cooking so you have bite sized chunks.
  • Add the browned sausage and fat to the bread cubes and vegetables.
  • Add the chicken broth, egg, rosemary, sage, thyme, salt and pepper to the bread mixture and mix until the bread is soft and moistened. Transfer the stuffing to a prepared baking dish and bake for 45 minutes, uncovered, until deeply golden and crisp on top. Depending on your oven, you could need to bake it for up to an hour – keep checking on it every five minutes after 45 minutes to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 9gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 561mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 329IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword holiday, thanksgiving
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