Atkins Diet Turkey Stuffing

Ok now that we have the Turkey , The Pumpkin Pie ,and the Eggnog ,its time to stuff the Turkey. But regular stuffing is out of the question because if the turkey is not full of carbs then the stuffing is full of it. Another thing is regular stuffing will interfere with our Atkins Diet Plan.

So how do we get through this? Easy we can make a low carb stuffing that will not ruin the Atkins Diet Plan. Using low carb stuffing is one of the things we can do to lessen the intake of carbs on thanks giving. And now here is the recipe.

8 bacon slices
1/2 pound (or more) butter
1 cup finely chopped shallots or onions
8 cups (approximately) bread crumbs*
1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon (or 2 teaspoons dried)
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
2 cups chopped celery
1 Tablespoon salt, or to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
4 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
1 Tablespoon dried thyme
1 1/2 cups pecans or hazelnuts, toasted; coarsely chopped
2 cups canned chicken or turkey broth or fresh stock
3 large eggs, beaten to blend

Preheat oven to 325°F.

If preparing stuffing to bake in dish, butter 8x8x2-inch baking dish.
Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Using tongs, transfer bacon to paper towels; reserve 1/4 cup bacon drippings in skillet. Cool bacon and crumble.

Add butter to bacon drippings in skillet and melt over medium-high heat. Add onions or shallots and celery; sauté just until pale golden brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in sage, thyme, parsley, and tarragon. Add to bread mix cubes in bowl. Add pecans and crumbled bacon to the mix. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Stir 1 1/2 cups chicken broth into stuffing. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix in eggs. Reserve 9 cups stuffing for turkey. Moisten remaining stuffing with remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth. Transfer to prepared dish. Bake stuffing in covered dish alongside turkey for 1 hour. Uncover stuffing and bake until top begins to crisp, about 5 minutes longer.

Serves 12 to 14. Approximately 4.5 grams net carbs per serving, but since serving size and optional ingredients vary, you might wish to make adjustments according to your actual ingredients and serving size preferences.

One Response to “Atkins Diet Turkey Stuffing”

  1. John Morgan says:

    you put an asterik by the breadcrumbs but did not explain it. What sort of bread crumbs are you using?

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