Recipe: Apple Stuffing

A sweet holiday dish, complete with fiber and antioxidants
apple stuffing

Tired of your regular old stuffing recipe? Then give our apple stuffing a shot for a welcome change of pace. This healthy, low-fat side dish boasts less than 200 calories per serving.

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Apples are also a source of soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol. They contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which supports a healthy immune system and bone health. For additional fiber and antioxidant benefits, keep the skin on the apples.

It’s great for Thanksgiving, or simply any time you’re serving chicken or Cornish hens throughout the year.


1 8-ounce package dry bread stuffing mix (whole-grain if available)
2 cups apple juice, or as needed
2 tablespoons trans fat-free tub margarine
2 red delicious apples — peeled, cored, and diced

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  1. Prepare the stuffing mix according to package directions, but substitute apple juice for water.
  2. When bringing the juice and margarine to a boil, add the diced apple to the pan.
  3. Stir in the stuffing mix until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Transfer the stuffing to a baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and top with remaining apples.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until stuffing is heated through.

Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings

Calories: 180
Total Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 530 mg
Carb: 34 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 3 g

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