Sausage-sage stuffing recipe

Filed under: Low-carb Recipes — Tags: — @ October 18, 2004

Atkins has provided us with a few low-carb holiday recipes that we will be posting in the coming weeks. Here’s the first tasty dish:

Sausage-sage stuffing – (per serving) 4.5g net carbs; 9g total carbs; 4.5g fiber; 25g protein; 24.5g fat; 352 calories. Makes 12 servings; Prep time: 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes marinating; Cook time: 50 minutes.

This stuffing gets its savory flavor from ground pork and sage, with a little sweetness from fennel seeds.

Ingredients:

* 8 slices low-carb rye bread
* 2 pounds ground pork
* 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
* 3 celery stalks, chopped (1-1/2 cups)
* 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
* 4 teaspoons ground sage
* 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can lower sodium chicken broth
* 3 eggs, beaten
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

* Heat oven to 350∫ F. Butter a 9-inch-square baking dish.

* Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes; transfer to a large bowl.

* Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork, fennel seeds, and salt; cook until browned, 6 to 7 minutes; drain off excess fat. Add to bowl with bread cubes.

* Wipe out skillet, and return to medium-high heat. Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter. Add celery and onion; cook until softened, 5 minutes. Stir in sage; cook 2 minutes. Stir in broth. Pour entire mixture over bread cubes and toss gently. Add eggs and parsley; mix well. Transfer to baking dish.

* Dot top of stuffing with remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Bake 20 minutes, toss, and bake another 20 minutes.

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