Today’s keto stuffing recipe is excellent for low-carb dieters, and it is sure to be a Thanksgiving favorite!
Leeks, celery, shallots, gluten-free biscuits, and fresh herbs make this recipe perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner.
The holiday season is a particular time for my clients on the ketogenic diet. Why? Because the holidays are filled with delicious keto recipes using simple ingredients.
Besides the baked goods, most items on our holiday menus are already well-suited for the keto diet.
This recipe is delicious as-is, but you can easily spice it up with Italian sausage or any keto sausage you prefer. What do I mean by that? Watch out for hidden carbs in your sausage!
Low Carb Stuffing Recipe Ingredients:
Today you’re going to toss out some of the classic stuffing ingredients but stick with the traditional flavors to create a close to the “real thing” recipe the whole family will love.
Makes 5 servings
5 Net carbs/serving
5 large slices of pre-made keto bread, this garlic herb biscuit recipe, or this easy keto cornbread
4 Tbsp melted butter, coconut oil, or olive oil
2 stalks of celery chopped
1/4 cup of chopped leeks
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. sage
.5 tsp. celery salt
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 cup of bone broth, beef broth, or chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
Keto Thanksgiving Stuffing Directions:
1. Preheat the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
2. Chop veggies and set aside in a large bowl.
3. Melt the butter in an oven-proof large skillet over medium heat.
4. When the skillet is heated, add the shallots, celery, and leeks. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
5. Add the poultry seasoning, celery salt, and sage to the skillet with the vegetables, and stir to combine.
6. Mix in the low-carb bread cubes, cornbread, or garlic herb biscuits. Toss to combine well in the vegetable and spice mixture.
* If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always try to substitute the “bread” for pork rinds.
7. Pour in the broth of your choice, stirring well, and remove the mixture from the heat. – Have you ever made your own chicken stock? Check out the Ultimate Guide to Homemade Chicken Stockto learn more!
8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
9. Place the skillet into the oven on a low rack and bake for 10-15 minutes until browned and a bit crispy on top. If you don’t own an oven-safe skillet, use a beautiful casserole dish instead.
10. Stir in fully cooked sausage if desired.
11. Store the leftover stuffing mixture in the fridge in an airtight container.
Keto Stuffing Tips & Ideas
Want to add even more variety to this delicious recipe? Consider these add-ins.
Green apples, dried cranberries (very few), fennel, roasted pecans, celery, white onions, a few baby carrots, and even a red or purple potato or two! Gasp! Yeah, you read that right!
One or two small potatoes in the entire dish won’t kill you. Unless you’re allergic to potatoes, that is!
Regarding stuffing spices, the most commonly used spices in stuffing are parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
As you probably know, stuffing is made to go inside your chicken or turkey. The purpose of stuffing is to help keep your poultry moist while absorbing the flavor of your meat. This recipe has not been tested inside a bird, and because we aren’t using real bread, I don’t know how or if it would hold up well.
Adding eggs to this recipe is the only thing I can think of that might make it work. If you try it, please let me know how it works.
Low-Carb Stuffing Recipe Nutrition Facts:
This recipe serves five
Calories: 158 grams
Total Fat: 12 grams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams
Sodium: 418 milligrams
Net Carbs: 5 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Non-Bready Stuffing Alternative:
If you stick to a simple or more natural version of keto, you may want to avoid all things “bread.” In that case, you can substitute cauliflower.
I highly recommend adding sausage if you choose to use cauliflower for your stuffing base. The flavor from the sausage will give bland cauliflower a bold taste while leaving carbs to spare for more festive dishes, like dessert!
If you’re like my husband and detest cauliflower butternut stuffing might be more your speed. There are plenty of grain-free stuffing options out there, so pick the one that fits your nutrition targets.
Delicious Holiday Side Dish Party:
I’m not done with my keto Thanksgiving recipes yet, and I plan to try a keto dressing recipe. If you’re from the south, you know there is a big difference between stuffing and dressing.
As a kid, I HATED dressing, but I’ve grown to love it as an adult.
We all love holiday meats, right, but everyone knows that it’s the sides that make special occasions so much fun.
The holidays are the only times my family has a ridiculous amount of sides to choose from, and I like to take a little of everything!
Keto Thanksgiving Day Meal Plan:
Here at Keto Size Me, I know how valuable your time is.
That’s why this year, I will share a special page with all my holiday recipes, tips for hosting for the holidays, and holiday shopping lists. I want to help you succeed through the holidays so you can start the new year on the right foot.
I’m currently working on the page, but I will share a link to it as soon as I’m done.
If you think of any classic holiday recipe you want me to convert, let me know in the comments so I can add it to my list.
My current holiday favorites are:
- Green Bean Casserole
- Mac N Cheese
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pecan Pie
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Jalapeno Poppers
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Fake Rice
- Keto Dips
- Keto Puppy Chow
- Egg Nog
My Holiday Shopping Picks:
- Amazon Basics Aluminum Foil
- Unbleached Parchment Paper for Baking
- Thanksgiving Plates, Napkins, and Cups Tablecloth Serves 24
- 9 Inch Round Baking Dish with Double Handle
- Spode Woodland Turkey Baking Dish with Handles
- Baking Sheet Pan Set
- AVLA 3 Pack Ceramic Bakeware Set
- Shojoy 170 Pieces Buffalo Plaid Party Supplies Serves 24
Printable Easy Keto Stuffing Recipe Card:
- 5 Large slices of keto-friendly bread or Garlic herb biscuit recipe found here.
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Stalks of celery chopped
- 1/4 C. Leeks chopped
- 1/4 C. Shallots chopped
- 2 tsp. Minced garlic
- 1 tsp. Sage
- 1/2 tsp. Celery salt
- 1/2 tsp. Poultry seasoning
- 1/2 C. Bone broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.
- When the skillet is heated, add in the shallots, celery, and leeks. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
- Add the poultry seasoning, celery salt, and sage to the skillet with the vegetables, and stir to combine.
- Mix in the crumbled up keto-friendly bread or garlic herb biscuits. Toss to combine well in the vegetable and spice mixture.
- Pour in the bone broth, stirring well, and remove the mixture from the heat.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the skillet into the oven on a low rack, and bake for 10-15 minutes until browned and a bit crispy on top.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 418mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gProtein: 3g
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I’m Thankful For You
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I want to say that I am thankful to you!
Without you reading my blog and sharing my recipes online, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love.
I am obsessed with trying new recipes, learning more about our bodies, and sharing my findings with you. I can honestly say I am living my dream, and without you, it would have never come true.
So THANK YOU so much. Even when you comment with criticism, I appreciate it.
I love hearing you’ve tweaked the recipe for your family, so never be afraid to share how you change up my recipes.
I wish you the best on this journey, and please reach out if you have any questions.
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