Chestnut Stuffing - 3 Guiding Stars
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Perfect for a holiday or any day, this rich stuffing makes a delightful stand alone dish or replacement for stuffing in any traditional setting. Keep in mind when you buy this that chestnuts are extremely perishable, so purchase them as close as possible to the date you intent to use them.


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • ⅓ cup onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups shelled and roasted chestnuts, chopped
  • 1¼ cups low sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 tart apple, diced
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted and cubed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium-sized saute pan. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until soft.
  3. Stir in the chestnuts and 1/2 cup of broth and let simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
  4. Turn off heat and stir in diced apple, cheese, toasted bread, and remaining broth. Add more broth if it seems dry.
  5. Bake until golden brown on top, about 20-25 minutes.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 315; Total Fat 7.5g (10% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 4mg (2% DV); Sodium 255mg (11% DV); Total Carbohydrate 54g (20% DV); Dietary Fiber 9g (32% DV); Total Sugars 15g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (2% DV); Protein 8g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 10% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Manganese 60% DV; Molybdenum 50% DV; Copper 45% DV.
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