This is seriously the best keto stove top stuffing recipe! It makes the most delicious side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is packed with all the traditional flavors of regular stuffing, but without the usual carb-heavy white bread.
This low-carb stuffing is made completely from scratch too, making this Thanksgiving favorite the perfect pairing for your next holiday meal! With only 3 net carbs per serving, this stuffing is ideal for those following a low carb diet.
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When I switched to a ketogenic lifestyle and lost 85 pounds, I totally thought that stuffing would be lost to me. Traditional boxed stuffing contains ingredients like wheat flour, high fructose corn syrup, bread crumbs, hydrolyzed soy protein, bread cubes, interesterified soybean oil and caramel color. These are not keto!
Thank goodness I found a delicious alternative! I am excited to share my super easy (I promise!) keto-friendly stuffing recipe with you today!
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The not-so-secret ingredient in this easy keto stuffing is my favorite homemade, low-carb bread that I make using this keto mug bread recipe. I love that it can be made fresh at home with just a few simple ingredients! Have you tried this mug bread yet?
If you would rather use your favorite store-bought keto bread instead, go ahead. Just be sure to use about six servings and toast it until it’s good and dry.
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- Large skillet
- Large bowl
- Coffee mug – for making the mug bread
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board
- Henckle knife
Keto stove top stuffing:
1. Begin by making two servings of this 90 second mug bread recipe.
2. Allow the bread to cool and cut it into small pieces, about 1/2″ cubes.
3. Spread the cubes onto a baking sheet in a single layer and broil on low for 2-3 minutes, stirring part way through to toast both sides.
4. Dice onion, celery, and mushrooms.
5. In a medium saucepan or skillet, saute vegetables in melted butter and cook on low until onion is translucent.
6. Add real chicken broth, poultry seasoning, and spices. Simmer on medium for 5 minutes.
7. Stir the toasted mug bread into the stuffing mixture.
8. Allow the bread cubes to soak up all the liquid and flavors before serving. You can add more chicken stock if you like your stuffing to have a more fluffy texture.
I often transfer the stuffing from the skillet to a baking dish and place it in the oven on low to stay warm while preparing the other dishes that I plan to serve. Alternatively, you can place this mixture into the cavity of your thanksgiving turkey or roast chicken before cooking.
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Tips for Keto Cooking:
- Find low-carb substitutions for your current favorite recipes. Try cauliflower instead of perogies or radishes instead of potatoes.
- Maintain a healthy balance of protein and fats. Sometimes it’s hard to get enough fat and/or protein in a ketogenic diet, so be sure to include a balance of both in your dishes.
- Plan ahead and use tools like this Meal Planning Printable to reach maximum success.
- Find recipes that you love, like this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, Taco Bake, and Hamburger Soup, and use them in your weekly rotation.
- Be sure to stock the kitchen with helpful tools like this food scale, these measuring cups, and a Kitchen Aid mixer.
You could add dried cranberries to this recipe for a sweet addition to your thanksgiving dinner or substitute real turkey or bone broth for the chicken stock. You can also use fresh herbs instead of dry herbs.
Tips and Tricks:
- Store any leftover stuffing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to ** days.
- Turn this recipe into keto sausage stuffing by adding cooked ground sausage to the mix.
- We also love to add bacon bits to this dish. It’s totally optional, but adds a little extra flavour to this keto stuffing recipe!
More of our holiday favorites:
- Do you have leftover turkey? Make these turkey and cranberry sliders – this easy recipe makes the most delicious turkey sliders that you’ve ever had!
- Looking for another delicious stuffing recipe? Try this Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing recipe!
- My mom always makes the best side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner! Try her classic yams recipe this year.
- This cranberry salsa recipe is a family favorite and makes the perfect appetizer!
Just because you follow a keto diet, that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all of your favorite traditional side dishes this holiday season! Try this easy keto stuffing recipe. I bet that the whole family will love it!
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- 2 servings of 90 Second Mug Bread
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 6 white mushrooms, diced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp real bacon bits (optional)
- Begin by making two servings of this 90 second mug bread recipe.
- Allow the bread to cool and cut into 1/2" cubes.
- Spread the cubes onto a baking sheet and broil on low for 2-3 minutes to toast both sides.
- Dice onion, celery and mushrooms.
- Saute in butter and cook on low until onion is opaque.
- Add chicken stock, poultry seasoning and spices. Simmer on medium for 5 minutes.
- Stir the crusty mug bread into the stuffing mixture.
- Top with bacon bits (optional)
- Allow the flavours to combine and soak in together before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: .5
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 20gCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 4g