Apple, Sage and Chestnut Stuffing

Apple, Sage and Chestnut Stuffing


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery, about 4 celery stalks
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion, about 1 medium onion
  • 4 cups chopped Fuji apples, about 3 apples
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 10 cup (1-inch) cubes from assorted whole-grain bread, toasted until dry
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped cooked shelled chestnuts
  • 2 cups cooked crumbled lean sweet Italian chicken sausage (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 1/4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth, heated
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter


1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with 2 teaspoons olive oil.

2. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add celery and onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add apple, parsley, sage, thyme, and rosemary; sauté 3 minutes.

3. Combine apple mixture, bread, and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl. Add hot broth; stir well. (Mixture should be moist but not soaked.) Spoon into prepared baking dish. Dot with butter. Cover with foil.

4. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let stand 15–20 minutes before serving.

    Prep: 50 minutes; Cook: 63 minutes; Stand: 15 minutes. Fresh or jarred chestnuts can be used in the stuffing.
  • Yield: Makes about 15 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 217
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrate per serving: 27g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 39mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 434mg
Calcium per serving: 43mg