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Salt Free Stuffing Recipe (Healthy Thanksgiving/Holiday Recipe)

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This salt free stuffing recipe with sage is a fantastic and healthy low sodium stuffing that tastes way better than store bought! One of the best low sodium stuffing recipes out there, and so good because it is homemade with love. Great for stuffing in a turkey, baking in a casserole dish, or eating on its own!

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This low sodium stuffing recipe is made with cubed bread and is a fresh and flavorful stuffing that everyone at the table can enjoy! And believe me, you will NOT miss the salt in this version. Store bought stuffing is absolutely loaded with preservatives and sodium (1 bag = 200% of your daily sodium intake, yikes!) so I wanted to make a healthy version that had all the flavor of bagged stuffing but without the junk.
This is a great stuffing to enjoy with Thanksgiving turkey or with a Christmas roast… or any holiday you celebrate. I’ve served this stuffing for everyone in my family (low-sodium eaters, and non) and it got resounding approval.

This Salt Free Stuffing Recipe with Sage Is:

  • Herby
  • Warming
  • Light
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Savory
  • Great as a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday side dish
  • Low Sodium and Vegetarian, and Egg & Dairy Free!
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30 Minute Salt Free Recipes for Entertaining

This salt free stuffing recipe is what I call an Easy Entertaining Dish- which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those last-minute holiday invites, or when you just want a healthy home cooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole area of recipes dedicated to 30 Minute Recipes, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Just as fast as grabbing a quick prepared side dish from the store (and way more impressive too)!  

No Salt Thanksgiving Recipes

I made this low sodium stuffing recipe this year for our fourth Thanksgiving in a row cooking in our house! This year we stayed and cooked at home, just the two of us. Last year my family came in from Chicago and we celebrated together, making a big meal with a farm fresh turkey from down the road. And the year before, we cooked at home after a giant snow storm caused us to miss our flights out to Calgary for our wedding reception. We may have missed our own wedding reception, but everyone else still went and had a blast.

We keep almost all of our cooking low sodium, year round!   Just a note: ingredients may vary, so always check the nutritional labels of ingredients before you add them to your dish. Just because something says “low sodium” that doesn’t mean it fits in with your dietary needs.  Make sure you talk with your doctor about the right amount of sodium for you.

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What’s In This Low Salt Stuffing Recipe?

 

  • Onion, Celery, Parsley, Garlic – All the flavor, without the salt! I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

  • No Salt Vegetable Stock or Bouillon: I love this no salt vegetable base for my recipes because it has a great flavor and is lower in sodium. I only develop my recipes with low sodium ingredients so the ingredients shine.  You can always add salt to a recipe if it needs it, but it’s almost impossible to take it out!  
  • Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity Zoe olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value, I would highly recommend!
  • Herbes de Provence: my favorite spice blend! This French blend has a mix of rosemary, thyme, sage, and savory for a wonderful and complex flavor.
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Cranberries: for a little extra sweetness!
  • Ground Sage: I love adding this ground sage to stuffing, its a classic!
  • Sourdough Bread: You can use homemade sourdough bread, or a store-bought loaf. Either way you will have delicious stuffing. Sourdough bread typically has less sodium that normal bread, so even buying store bought may be OK (but check the labels to make sure the sodium content fits in with your dietary needs).
  • Walnuts: I topped the stuffing with walnuts with some extra crunch and delicious flavor. The walnuts bake in the oven and get all warm and toasted.

No Salt Side Dishes for a Healthier Meal

This no salt stuffing recipe is a fantastic side to make without the salt. We’re all about making recipes low sodium when we can. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make healthier meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium side dish recipes here that are on LowSoRecipes. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic sides for everyone at your table.

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How Do I Make This Healthy Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe Without Salt?

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat and sauté the onion, celery, and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes until veggies begin to soften. Add the vegetable stock, Herbes de Provence, garlic powder, sage, parsley, cranberries, and bread. Mix well until the vegetable stock has absorbed into the bread.
  3. Transfer to a 13×9 baking dish and top with crushed walnuts.  Cover with tin foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. If you want a crispy stuffing, then remove foil halfway during cooking.

More Healthy Low Sodium Holiday Recipes You’ll Love!

Low Sodium Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

Low Sodium Crepes Recipe 

No Salt Added Salad Dressing Recipe 

Low Sodium Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (No Salt Added)

Low Sodium Hot Chocolate Recipe 

& read through my Low Sodium Pantry Staple Ingredients & Recipes that I stock my pantry with!

Get the Same Ingredients I Used for My No Salt Added Stuffing Recipe!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

As always, if you make this no salt added stuffing recipe (or any of my other Thanksgiving holiday recipes!) be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Salt Free Stuffing

This salt free stuffing recipe with sage is a fantastic and healthy no salt stuffing that tastes way better than store bought! One of the best low sodium stuffing recipes out there, and so good because it is homemade with love. Great for stuffing in a turkey, baking in a casserole dish, or eating on its own!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 132 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups No-Salt-Added Vegetable Stock
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 6 cups low sodium bread cubed see note below
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat and sauté the onion, celery, and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes until veggies begin to soften. Add the vegetable stock, Herbes de Provence, garlic powder, sage, parsley, cranberries, and bread. Mix well until the vegetable stock has absorbed into the bread.
  • Transfer to a 13x9 baking dish and top with crushed walnuts.  Cover with tin foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. If you want a crispy stuffing, then remove foil halfway during cooking.

Notes

Low Sodium Bread

I like to bake my own bread at home so I can control the amount of salt in the dish. You can use homemade bread, or a store-bought loaf for this recipe.
    • Always check the ingredient labels to make sure the sodium content fits in with your dietary needs. This recipe is written as low sodium, but that is because I used a low sodium homemade bread and no sodium stock... your ingredients may vary.
    • Bread Buying tip! I've found that sourdough bread typically has less sodium than other kinds of bread, so even buying store bought can be OK for those cutting back on their sodium intake, again, check labels first.
  • If you are gluten free, make sure you choose a gluten free sourdough loaf to cube up for this recipe.

Save Money on Groceries!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! 

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 99mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 464IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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