Food, HomeThanksgiving Home-Style Stuffing

The Little Black ApronStill stressed on what you’ll be contributing to your family get-together or Thanksgiving dinner? Well, look no further. The lovely ladies of The Little Black Apron: A Single Girl’s Guide to Cooking with Style and Grace have come up with yet another fun, healthy recipe for you to whip up in your kitchen. Regardless of your skill level, the authors have created easy recipes in their book with explanations for every culinary step along the way. Last month, Jodi Citrin, Melissa Gibson, and Katie Nuanes shared their recipe for a Gingersnap & Pumpkin Parfait with us for a yummy seasonal treat.

For Thanksgiving, they’re sharing their recipe for Whole Wheat Herb Stuffing with Apples. It’s a tasty stuffing that you and your family and friends will all enjoy.

Ingredients (serves 10):

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 cups celery, chopped
  • 3 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 1-2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 10-12 cups whole wheat bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and toasted in a 300 degree oven until slightly crisp
  • 1 lb. turkey sausage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Brown the turkey sausage, discard any excess fat, and cover to be added later to the stuffing mixture.
  3. In the same pan, melt the butter, then add the celery and onions. Cook until translucent, about 7-10 minutes. Add apples, herbs, and poultry seasoning and cook until the apples begin to soften, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the toasted bread, salt, pepper, and chicken broth. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. The bread should be moist.
  5. Spray an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with cooking spray and transfer the mixture into it. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the top becomes crusty. Add more chicken broth during baking if you think it looks too dry.
Thanks again to Jodi, Melissa, and Katie for their help! Check out for more info or pick up a copy of The Little Black Apron. In December, they’ll be back with yet another holiday recipe!

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