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A Simple and Tasty Stuffing Made Skinny Recipe

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There are hundreds of ways to make stuffing. It can be moist or dry, prepared with French, sourdough, or cornbread, adding ingredients such as sausages, oysters, onions, mushrooms or chestnuts, to name a few. The possibilities are endless…I know how hectic the holiday’s can be so I’ve made it easier by starting with a box of Mrs. Cubbison’s Stuffing. The box is filled with seasoned dried bread cubes. The key to making this recipe skinny is what’s added to it. I’ve added a medley of vegetables sautéed in reduced-fat butter and sprinkled in a few dried cranberries for color. One skinny serving has 186 calories, 5.9 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. If made with regular butter, one serving has 214 calories ad 13.4 grams of fat. This stuffing recipe makes a terrific side dish anytime for chicken, beef or pork.

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Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

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  • ½ cup reduced-fat butter
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup leeks, sliced (~ 1 leek, white and light green part only)
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 (10 oz) box Mrs. Cubbison’s Cube Stuffing, Herb Seasoned
  • 1 (14 oz) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Coat a casserole dish (about 11 x 8 , a 3 quart rectangle dish) with cooking spray.
  2. 2. In a large pan melt the reduced-fat butter. Add the onions, mushrooms, leeks, celery and sauté the vegetables until soft and transparent.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, add the cube stuffing, vegetables, chicken broth, cranberries, sage and pepper. Mix well.
  4. 4. Spread stuffing into a casserole dish.
  5. 5. Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes until piping hot.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 112g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 131  
Calories from Fat 103 79%
Total Fat 11.7g 15%
Saturated Fat 7.33g 29%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 175mg 7%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbs 6.42g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 3.77g 3%
Protein 1.27g 2%

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  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    November 15, 2011
    Weight Watchers (old points) 4
    Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5

    SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
    186 calories, 5.9g fat, 5g protein, 28g carbs, 1g fiber, 522mg sodium, 6g sugar

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