Cast-Iron Stuffing Recipe with Ezekiel Bread

Flavor like you’ve never imagined.

This Healthy Cast-Iron Stuffing Recipe is made with fresh and delicious ingredients!

Nothing complements a delicious tender turkey or sweet honey-baked ham more than a comforting side of savory stuffing. This warm and satisfying dish is a national favorite, but many recipes can cause the calorie-count to rack up fast. With this in mind, we created a healthy cast-iron stuffing that is full of incredible textures, mouthwatering flavors, and loads of nutrients!

Is there a Difference Between Stuffing and Dressing?

Our Healthy Cast-Iron Stuffing Recipe with Ezekiel Bread is gluten-free and delicious!

Technically, stuffing is called stuffing because it’s supposed to be cooked inside of the turkey. The dish many people refer to as dressing is typically cooked in a pan separate from the turkey. Dressing came from the phrase “dressing the turkey,” but not too many people refer to it as that anymore. For this reason, we’ve chosen to call this dish stuffing, even though it’s not cooked inside of the turkey!

Fresh Ingredients and Full of Flavor

This healthy stuffing is the perfect addition to your holiday dinner!

Our healthy cast-iron stuffing recipe contains so many layers of warm and filling flavors. It tastes just like traditional stuffing, but it’s made with the highest-quality ingredients. 

A number of different types of bread can be used to create stuffing, including white bread, whole-wheat bread, cornbread, sourdough, or rye bread. We chose to use Ezekial bread in this recipe because it’s way more nutrient-dense than regular bread. It’s even a source of complete protein! If you want to keep this recipe gluten-free, you can choose a gluten-free bread instead. 

The next flavor layer comes from the savory turkey sausage. We start by cooking it and removing it from the pan, but we leave all those yummy drippings behind! You’ll cook the onions, carrots, and celery in this oil and soak up all that delicious flavor! You can absolutely make this recipe without the sausage, making it plant-based by skipping it completely or choosing your favorite vegan sausage brand.

Finally, the garlic, thyme, and sage will are the final layer of flavor. They’re cooked briefly in the pan before you add the sausage and bread pieces back in. Pour the chicken broth (or vegetable stock if you’re going plant-based) over the mixture, cover the pan, and bake until it’s soft, crunchy, and beautifully browned. 

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips to Keep You on Track

This stuffing is great on its own, but let’s be honest: Pairing stuffing with a delicious turkey makes it even better! Luckily for you, we have quite a few moist, tender, and flavorful holiday turkey recipes. Check them out!

What did you think about this healthy cast-iron stuffing recipe with Ezekial bread? Have you tried it yet? Are you going to? Be sure to let us know what you thought of it in the comment section!

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