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Melissa’s Slow Cooker Stuffing

Melissa’s Slow Cooker Stuffing

237 Ratings
237 Ratings
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Melissa’s Slow Cooker Stuffing
Makes: 16 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

My family’s recipes are a sacred tradition, especially our slow cooker stuffing. Rather than take away “unhealthy” ingredients, I wanted to make my version colorful by adding red cranberries and green apples. I also replaced the white bread with 100% whole wheat bread. The end result? My family loved it and I hope yours will too! ~ Melissa, MyPlate Nutritionist

Ingredients

  • 3/4 stick of light butter
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • 16 cups 100% whole-wheat bread (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 egg whites (beaten)
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, mushrooms, and parsley to pan. Stir often until veggies are tender.
  2. Combine bread cubes, cranberries, and apple in a large bowl. Pour veggies over bread cubes and mix gently.
  3. Season with poultry seasoning, sage, thyme, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour in broth (just enough to moisten) and gently mix in eggs.
  4. Transfer mixture to slow cooker and cover.
  5. Set slow cooker to High for 45 minutes; then reduce heat to Low and cook for 4 to 8 hours.
Source:

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 portion of Melissa's Slow Cooker Stuffing
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 150
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 204 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 58 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 234 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 150
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 1 mg
Cholesterol 17 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 7 g
Minerals
Calcium 58 mg
Potassium 234 mg
Sodium 204 mg
Copper 207 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 35 mg
Phosphorus 108 mg
Selenium 17 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 36 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0.1 mcg
Vitamin C 3 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 26 mcg
Folate 29 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 3 mg
Choline 22 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Fruits 1/4 cups
Vegetables 1/4 cups
Grains 1 1/2 ounces
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